She recently revealed in her upcoming memoir Open Book that she was sexually abused as a child, which was one of the factors that led to an addiction to alcohol and pills.
And in an another excerpt, Jessica Simpson revealed that she started drinking at 7:30 in the morning on Halloween 2017, the day she realized she hit rock bottom.
The 39-year-old mother of three revealed that she was ‘terrified of letting’ her kids see her in that state, adding that she is ‘ashamed to say’ that she didn’t know who got them in their costumes that night, via People.
Candid: Jessica Simpson revealed that she started drinking at 7:30 in the morning on Halloween 2017, the day she realized she hit rock bottom; pictured September 25, 2019 in NYC
Jessica said that on Halloween, her and husband Eric Johnson were on their way to a school assembly for daughter Maxwell with Jessica in the passenger seat.
She recalled that ‘It was 7:30 in the morning and I’d already had a drink.’
They headed and prepped for a Halloween party they were hosting; Jessica’s costume was of her pal country singer Willie Nelson.
While she was getting ready for the party with her team gluing on her fake beard and helping her with her wig, she had ‘zoned out.’
The day: The 39-year-old mother of three revealed that she was ‘terrified of letting’ her kids see her in that state, adding that she is ‘ashamed to say’ that she didn’t know who got them in their costumes that night, via People
Soon after, Eric asked her if she wanted to get kids ready for the bash but realized that she wasn’t in a state to do so: ‘I was terrified of letting them see me in that shape.’
Jessica married Eric Johnson in 2014 after dating for four years; they have three children together: daughters Maxwell, seven, and Birdie, 10 months, and son Ace, six.
Jessica said that after the party wrapped up, she took an Ambien pill to help her sleep.
She wrote in her memoir: ‘I slept in, afraid to see them, afraid I had failed them. I hid until they left, then drank.’
Halloween 2017: They headed and prepped for a Halloween party they were hosting; Jessica’s costume was of her pal country singer Willie Nelson
Her close friends came over the day after Halloween and she told them: ‘I need to stop Something’s got to stop. And if it’s alcohol that’s doing this and making things worse, then I quit.’
After her realization of hitting rock bottom, her close knit circle of friends were there to support her.
She also had the support of her parents, a team of doctors and therapy twice a week.
In her memoir, the star revealed she was sexually abused as a child and that the emotional trauma was among the factors that later led to her self-medicating with alcohol and pills.
Jessica opened up about the abuse by a family friend when she was six years old and how she kept it secret from her parents until she was 12.
‘(It happened) when I shared a bed with the daughter of a family friend,’ Jessica 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.’
Jessica said the abuse started when she was six years old and that she kept it secret for several years.
‘I wanted to tell my parents… I was the victim but somehow I felt in the wrong,’ Simpson said.
She told her parents, Tina and Joe Simpson, six years after the abuse began.
The mother of three recalls being in the car with her parents on a trip when she told them about what had happened to her.
She remembers her mother slapping her dad’s arm and saying: ‘I told you something was happening’.
‘Dad kept his eye on the road and said nothing,’ she said.
‘We never stayed at my parents’ friends house again but we also didn’t talk about what I had said.’
It is not clear how long the abuse went on for or if it was an isolated incident.