I have to be honest. Despite the weight fluctuation, I really figured Jessica Simpsons life was pretty uneventful. It seems I couldn’t be farther from the truth.
She has a new book coming out, aptly named “Open Book”, in which she reveals she was deeply addicted to alcohol and pills as recently as 2017.
In her memoir, Simpson said she hit rock bottom in 2017 after a Halloween party at their family home.
She recalls telling her friends: ‘I need to stop. Something’s got to stop. And if it’s the alcohol that’s doing this, and making things worse, then I quit.’
Simpson said she went to therapy twice a week and has been sober since that day.
‘When I finally said I needed help, it was like I was that little girl that found her calling again in life,’ she said.
Jess also talks about being sexually abused when a family friend who would stay in her room when the family came to visit.
‘(It happened) when I shared a bed with the daughter of a family friend,’ Simpson wrote in an excerpt of the memoir published by People.
‘It would start with tickling my back and then go into things that were extremely uncomfortable.’
Simpson said the abuse started when she was six years old and that she kept it secret for several years.
The whole thing is radically different than I had perceived things to be and I’m genuinely anxious to get my hands on it. Sounds like a really powerful book.