Demi Moore Opens Up About Spiraling Into “Self-Destruction”

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She was the most coveted actress of a generation and married to action-film hunk Bruce Willis. But Demi Moore has revealed that even though she appeared to have it all, there was a time when she didn’t value herself.

The 55-year-old actress explained on Saturday that early in her career, when she first became a star with the 1985’s film St. Elmo’s Fire, she struggled to recognized her self-worth.

During a speech for the Woman of the Year Award, Moore said: “I feel like there’s defining moments in our lives that shape who we are and the direction we go and early in my career, I was spiraling down a path of real self-destruction and no matter what successes I had, I just never felt good enough.”

She continued: “I had absolutely no value for myself and this self-destructive path, it very quickly led/brought me to a real crisis point. And it wasn’t clear at the time the reason. Maybe it was divine intervention.”

Demi went on to share her gratitude that two people she “barely knew stepped up and took a stand for me and they presented me with an opportunity.”

While Demi Moore didn’t go into detail about her issues, she said, “It gave me a chance to redirect the course of my life before I destroyed everything. Clearly, they saw more in me than I saw in myself and I’m so grateful because without that opportunity, without their belief in me, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”

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