Body dysmorphia disorder is reportedly just one of many troubles plaguing celebuspawn Tallulah Willis.
Willis — one of three daughters born to Demi Moore and Bruce Willis — checked herself into a rehabilitation center in July, where she is receiving treatment for cocaine and alcohol addiction, those in-the-know told Star magazine (we know, we know) this week. Tallulah has a well-earned reputation as a Hollywood party girl — she was even arrested for underage drinking at 17. Her high-profile family, however, remained largely in the dark about her struggles until sister Scout Willis reportedly walked in on the brunette snorting cocaine at The Roosevelt Hotel earlier this year.
The 20-year-old has sparked fears that she could following the same dangerous path that saw her famous mom treated for substance abuse issues in 2012, a source told the glossy.
“Demi feels so much guilt about Tallulah spiralling out of control like she did. It’s like she’s living past experiences all over again. But she’s trying to be strong for her daughter. Demi had been shocked when Tallulah confessed to her. But she knew enough not to judge. She knew her daughter needed her and she was glad she could be there to help.”
Earlier this week, the aspiring actress and fashion blogger stripped down to discuss her body dysmorphia with website Stylelikeu.
“I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia [because of] reading those stupid f**king tabloids when I was like 13, feeling like I was just ugly, always. I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me, because why would the people who love me be honest?”
Tallulah blames media scrutiny of her appearance for taking over her life and impacting the way she dressed. Willis eventually found herself depressed and anorexic.
“That made me start to dress really with showing off my boobs and butt, and showing off those things that I was getting attention for. When I lost my curves and my boobs shriveled up into nothing, and I had no shape and I was just saggy skin everywhere…But I viewed super-skinny me as smart, intelligent. I was able to have the physical transformation so everyone could see me differently.”
Now, Willis has committed herself to radiating the ideals of self-love to all who enter her path:
“If I can use any of the pain that I’ve gone through, and if…when other girls read it they can be healed a little, even if it’s the smallest piece, by something I’ve written or the way I’ve written it, that’s very, very important to me.”