This Mother’s Day, Tallulah Willis was happy to celebrate how far her relationship with mom Demi Moore has come.
Tallulah and Demi didn’t speak for three years after Demi’s split with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher. During that time, Tallulah felt her mom had prioritized her relationship and substance abuse struggles over her children.
Tallulah opened up about that time in an Instagram post celebrating Demi on Mother’s Day. “Channeling love and strength to every mother to be, tired mamas, step moms, and mamas who’ve lost something precious. I’m sending it to anyone who struggles to celebrate a day when it reminds them of a loss,” she wrote.
“I didn’t talk to my mom for almost 3 years and during that shattered time this day would transport me from fragmented pieces to absolute dust. I remember tearing up driving to work upon hearing a radio ad that cheerily recommend which ‘perfume Mom would absolutely adore’. I digested the entire celebratory nature of the day as an insensitive slight to MY pain and MY story,” she continued.
“However, my story changed. Through a metamorphosis of inward self-reflection and a malleability to forgive, 3 years did not stretch to forever. The gratitude of that truth has never lost its potency,” she noted.
“I am magnetically transfixed by my mother, if you know me personally you know the magnitude of her presence in my life. I often wonder what kind of connection could be formed were I to meet the 26-year-old Demi. I think we’d have a lot of laughter. The kind where you are silent and doubled over and gasping for a sliver of air.”
“The here and now is a day that started with a running hug to my maternal deity and a sloppy cheek kiss. I revel in all that you are @demimoore and all that you continue to teach me. I witness what this day means for you, and where you came from. Every nook and cranny of you is worthy and gilded. I love you. eternally your baby, tallulah belle.”
Scout Willis echoed her sister’s sentiment in her own tribute to Demi. She noted, “In my own experience this day at different times in my life has held both joy and deep, profound sadness.”
Rumer Willis, who maintained a relationship with Demi through all the ups and downs, also shared love for her mother, calling Demi “one of the most radiant humans I have ever met.”
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