Jessica Simpson posts 'unrecognizable' snap to celebrate her sobriety
Jessica Simpson has revealed the moment when she decided to stop drinking as she shared an ‘unrecognizable’ picture of herself with fans.
The 41-year-old star appeared bloated and confused while wearing a pink track suit as she sat down in a dark room in the image.
The singer then shared heartfelt messages with fans in the caption as she wrote: ‘This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore.
‘I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.’
The Dukes of Hazzard actress continued: ‘Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted.
‘I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor. I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.’
The mother-of-three added: ‘I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic.
‘The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage. The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do.’
The fashion mogul concluded: ‘I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free.’
The With You singer previously bared all in her biography, Open Book, where she detailed her struggles with addiction.
She had revealed that she realized she had to give up alcohol one Halloween, when she ‘zoned out’ and couldn’t get her children dressed in their costumes.
The Irresistible singer shares daughter Maxwell, nine, son Ace, eight, and little Birdie Mae, two, with husband Eric Johnson.
Jessica explains she took an Ambien to help her sleep and slept in on purpose the next morning, to hide from her brood.
Jessica doesn’t hold back in her memoir and has shared everything from her past relationship with John Mayer to the breakdown of her marriage to ex-husband Nick Lachey.
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