Demi Moore revealed that she had a miscarriage while she was dating Ashton Kutcher in a profile for The New York Times.
In an excerpt from her new memoir, Inside Out, obtained by The New York Times, the actress, 56, makes a bombshell revelation: She suffered a miscarriage while several months pregnant with ex-husband Ashton Kutcher’s baby.
Soon after the pair began dating in 2003, Moore became pregnant with a girl that she planned to name Chaplin Ray. She lost the child six months into her pregnancy, which led her to start drinking again as a coping mechanism while she blamed herself for the loss, the Times reports.
The Striptease star — who had previously suffered with substance abuse had begun drinking again. She blamed herself for the miscarriage, but kept boozing and even began abusing Vicodin.
The actress also spoke to the publication about her upcoming memoir Inside Out, which will be released Sept. 24. The personal narrative details her marriages to Bruce Willis and Kutcher and offers an inside look into her childhood, her ascent to fame and her recent struggles with substance abuse. In the book, Moore also writes about being raped at 15.
While she originally signed on to write the memoir in 2010, the focus of the book shifted from being about the mothers and daughters in her family when she had a seizure after smoking synthetic cannabis and inhaling nitrous oxide. Her daughters shunned her following her behavior, the Times reports, which helped her realize that her “life was clearly unraveling,” she says.
At the time, Demi Moore says she had “no career” and “no relationship.” Her health then began to deteriorate as she began to experience autoimmune and digestive problems. While she doesn’t share her exact diagnosis, Moore says, “Something was going on, including my organs slowly shutting down” and added that “the root was a major, heavy viral load.”
The actress credits the book for helping her “healing journey” on emotional, physical and mental levels.