Demi Moore’s daughters won’t speak to her, “they want a mother not a little sister”


Rumer, Demi and Tallulah in 2007

During the holiday, the news came out that there were topless photos being shopped around of Tallulah Willis, 18, laughing and smoking what appeared to be a joint. I was going to write that we’ve already seen Tallulah with her ass hanging out, but I was mistaken, that was her older sister, Scout, 20. Scout turns 21 at the end of the month, and given her history with underage drinking we’ll probably hear something about that when it happens. I didn’t find that story about Tallulah too shocking or newsworthy, since it’s just some pot and boobs, but it’s possible those photos will surface online or in a tabloid soon. One of Tallulah’s acquaintances probably sold her out.

Anyway we’ve heard that Demi Moore’s relationship with her daughters has been strained, to say the least, since even before she went to rehab. Tallulah and Scout were reportedly embarrassed by how their mom was going off the rails after her split with Ashton. Back in February, In Touch reported that Tallulah and Scount wanted “nothing to do” with Demi. Tallulah was living with dad Bruce Willis at the time and Scout was off at college. Demi was said to have had a decent relationship with her oldest daughter Rumer, 23, and we know she was partying with Rumer and her young buddies when she ended up overdosing. (She was even hitting on Rumer’s guy friends, allegedly.)

Then last month we heard all about Tallulah’s high school graduation and how Demi forbade her ex, Ashton, from attending. Back then Radar quoted a source who claimed that her daughters didn’t think Demi was sober. “They’re really worried about everything she is doing lately and they’re getting mad at her. Demi has been doing things that make them worry that maybe she isn’t staying sober and they’re not happy about her behavior. The last thing these girls need is dealing with their mother going through yet another episode.”

Well now Radar claims that since the graduation happened the girls, including Rumer, aren’t talking to their mom at all. What’s more is that they all want to stay friendly with their ex stepdad, Ashton, which of course makes their relationship with Demi even more awkward. Here’s more:

Demi Moore’s daughters are no longer talking to their troubled mother, a source close to the family tells RadarOnline.com exclusively.

The source says the relationship between the three girls and Demi has reached “breaking point” after a series of fights and they have cut off all contact with her.

“Rumer, Scout and Tallulah just don’t want to deal with the drama at the moment,” a source close to the family tells RadarOnline.com. “Since breaking up with Ashton, Demi has been a mess. The girls were there for her through it all — the split and the rehab but now they just feel like they need a little distance.

“Demi is just being very needy right now and the girls are tired of it, they want a mother not another little sister. They are all concerned that she is going to relapse and head back to rehab and they can’t deal with the stress and worry of it.

“The breaking point was Tallulah’s graduation. None of the girls wanted Demi there but she turned up anyway and it was really strained. They had a huge fight afterwards and the girls decided it would be in their best interests to take a break from Demi for a while.

“Another huge bone of contention has been the girls’ relationship with Ashton. They all adore him and talk to him regularly which Demi hates, but he was a huge part of their lives when they were growing up and they don’t want to break off all contact with him.

“This won’t be forever, but for now the girls just need a little breathing space and to concentrate on themselves and their own lives.”

[From Radar]

You know I’ve had a lot of sympathy for Demi. Some people find her insufferable, but I just think she’s lost her way and doesn’t know how to pick up the pieces. I’m gradually coming around to the idea that she’s an addict and a mess, though. Maybe she’s just embarrassed and laying low, but we haven’t seen one interview with her since she got out of rehab. She’s executive producing an interview show with her friend Amanda de Cadenet for Lifetime called The Conversation. Demi could have easily sat down with Amanda and talked about things, but she hasn’t. I get that she’s too close to the situation still, and maybe she wants to process everything before she makes another public appearance.

I just found this video of Demi doing a press conference for the show back in October. At first I thought it was from earlier this year, after she got out of rehab, but it’s before. (Demi speaks at :50 and 2:18 if you want to skip to those parts.) Demi’s speech is slurred and she has trouble finding her words in this video. She’s able to articulate her thoughts, but she seems sleepy and drugged up. Again, this is before she went to rehab, so maybe she’s sober now, but this latest story is making me doubt that. I guess I don’t blame her daughters for trying to distance themselves from her. It must be painful to have a mom who’s an addict. Still, do they have to hang out with Ashton? They should be avoiding that guy too.

Photos of Demi at Tallulah’s graduation are here. She looks pissed off!

Demi, Ashton and Tallulah in 2008

Tallulah in 2012 at Coachella

Scout with her dad and stepmom in 2010

These event photos with Demi are from 2007 and 2008. Tallulah is shown alone at Coachella on 4-14-12. I hope her clothes got wet or something and someone lent her that awful hoodie to wear. Scout is shown in 2010 with her dad and stepmom. Photo credit: Fame and WENN

 

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  1. NYC_girl says:

    WTF, Tallulah? She was always so cute – jeez. I know I’m in my 40s, but going barefoot at Coachella and possibly not wearing clothing under that (guy’s) hoodie – nasty.

    • Tillie says:

      She looks unhealthy too..

      Rumer looks cute in the top pic, hair suits her.

      • Jen34 says:

        I remember years ago when she and Demi both wore that cut. All of the girls were beautiful
        children. When Bruce and Demi were still together, they were a beautiful family.

      • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

        Tillie says: Rumer looks cute in the top pic, hair suits her.
        ————-

        Tillie, I agree! I think that’s the best I’ve seen Rumer look. Long hair doesn’t suit her nearly as well.

        I don’t blame her girls for getting frustrated. They need a Mom not another girlfriend to party with. Demi used to put forth herself as such a great Mom but as she’s gotten older she seems to be less able to cope. I don’t think she was in the right rehab, or wasn’t in long enough. She has the money, time and ability to get the very best help and I think she should be mature enough to use it. Heck, a lot of people wish they had half her resources!

        She should go to a lovely peaceful rehab with a good therapist, work on herself and her issues with aging and her split with Ashton, weight, etc. and take the time to get on track with her food choices and exercise and meditation and then take her daughters and go to a gorgeous spa and pamper herself!

      • Ruth Dunbar says:

        That was my first thought, too –Rumer looks lovely in that photo. She sort of looks like Keira Knightley!

      • Rin says:

        I loved that haircut on her…much better with her face than the long stringy extensions.

    • corny says:

      I guess they were all taught to ‘live hard’
      It’s tough to think of how they had to deal with ashton and their parents, I hope they can make it thru to somewhat normal lives.

  2. LeeLoo says:

    Sorry, but at this point I have more sympathy for Ashton than I do Demi. That doesn’t mean Ashton gets a free pass for cheating but I get the feeling he had to put up with some extreme amounts of bullshit. This situation really proves to me that Demi is a person who uses emotional manipulation to keep her relationships together.

    The kids are being smart, I think. They’ve probably gone to Ala teen meetings and they know they have to keep themselves healthy. I’m just glad they are able to turn to their father and stepmother. It seems Bruce and his wife are giving them a stable home to go to. Looking at the pics of Tallullah at Coachella, I think she’s been under extreme amounts of stress in this situation.

    • Maguita says:

      “Sorry, but at this point I have more sympathy for Ashton than I do Demi”…

      This made me realize the possibility of Ashton’s PR team feeding those stories. Which is only fair, seeing how Demi’s PR keeps trying to feed us stories about how young men all over desire Demi most, and above, other younger women.

      I am disappointed in Demi. For a while there during her Charlie’s Angels come back, I thought she had gull. She courage to thumb her nose at society, and marry the man she loves. No matter the age difference. While having her ex-husband’s support no less.

      But this Demi, this chippie of a hack is just disturbing. Time for her to grow the f-ck up. Snap out of it!!!

      As for her daughters, I really thought they would grow up differently, seeing how their mother took them away from the Hollywood lifestyle and raised them in Idaho (I believe?), I expected them to resist somehow the famewh*riness, and the fall-outs of underage drinking and somewhat drug abuse.

      Who would have ever thought that Bruce is the mature one.

      • Esmom says:

        I think she is showing her true colors, and don’t think she was ever really courageous or strong. I think she’s been driven by insecurity ever since she started in the business — remember that pathetic video of her flirting away drunkenly with her young General Hospital co-star? — and she hasn’t grown or evolved at all. I think she married Ashton not because she was secure, but rather the opposite.

        However, maybe the whip-it fiasco was rock bottom and she can finally start to repair her self-esteem.

      • hatsumomo says:

        I have more respect for Ashton for getting his ass outta there and out of a horrible situation. What women in her right mind lets herself become a starved drug-addled shell of a woman all over some man and makes her family suffer for it?! Dont get me wrong, I love to love a incredible fearless female as much as the next CBer, but Demi is anything but no matter how much you try to spin her that way. She’s a loser.

      • Whitey Fisk says:

        Esmom, I somehow missed that video. For those interested, it’s:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjl8pK7x24w

        Eew.

    • deehunny says:

      I have sympathy for Demi, but she needs to understand that Ashton was a large part of their lives for a long-time, WHEN THEY WERE GROWING UP.

      Just because her relationship didn’t work out with him because he’s a cheating d-bag doesn’t mean that the kids can’t have a relationship with him. Her immaturity regarding her kids is making me become less sympathetic.

  3. Bubulle says:

    I don’t have sympathy for Demi seriously, she’s 50 and a mother of 3, she strikes me as very selfish, being all whiny and needy ever since her marriage ended, she should be there for her family, I won’t blame her daughters for not talking to her , she’s kinda pathetic.

  4. marie says:

    And this is what happens when you date someone close to your children’s age-they have more in common, and things tend to get messier when you break up if they become friendly..

    Demi needs to stop what she’s doing and take a moment to collect herself, cause desperate and needy is not a good look on anybody..

    Oh, and Rumer needs to keep the shorter hair, she looks cute..

    • Jordan says:

      I wonder if Bruce has the same worries with his younger piece.

      • Lindsay says:

        Probably not. It doesn’t sound like they live with him and his wife primarily and she came into the family later and probably isn’t seen as a parental figure. They called him my other dad and what not. I haven’t heard them speak that way about her; but Bruce doesn’t share the incessant need the two of A&D did to shove every bit of information in people’s faces during their entire marriage.

  5. ladybert62 says:

    In that top photo, the girl on the left – is that Rumer? If so, that is the best I have ever seen her look.

    I have been saying for a long time that she needs to keep her hair cut short so that one’s eyes are drawn up from her horrendous jaw – that photo proves I am right. She looks very good in that photo – also, the black haircolor is good instead of that awful red mess she has been wearing.

    Finally, yes, demi should try being a mother again instead of a ‘friend/sister’ – good for the daughers.

    Grow up Demi!

  6. another nina says:

    wow, Tallulah looks fierce. it amazes me that looks like none of the girls inherited their mom’s beauty or dad’s charm…unfair.

  7. Ally says:

    I get the girls mixed up, forgive me, but I’m really liking the first picture where she has the pixie cut. That seems to work on her….

    • Neela says:

      I know what you mean but I just remember that Rumer is the oldest, Scout is the middle child and Talulah is the youngest. I also remember that back in the day (90s and 00s) people would mention the girls in birth order, from oldest to youngest. Once I see a group pic I go by age (in this case it works) and I know who is who, lol.

  8. LAK says:

    Wow, that top picture!!!! Those Willis genes kicked in hard after that, didn’t they?

    • Jaxx says:

      Sad, isn’t it? If you look at Rumor you see that she has Demi’s eyes and mouth exactly but they are put into Bruce’s skull with poor results. Every picture I see of her I wonder why she can’t get her hair right. But that pixie cut is the best I’ve seen.

      And I sure never realized that Demi has such huge ears! No wonder she wears her hair down all the time.

  9. serena says:

    Well everything is legit but I don’t get why they want to stay close to Ashton after all the mess he has done. That’s just wrong.

    • Liv says:

      Exactly. I don’t get why they want to stay in contact with him – he hurt their mum and behaved like a douchbag!!

      On the other hand Demi has definitely no right to cut him off their daughter’s lifes – she brought him in by herself!

      • Maguita says:

        Because they have spent over a decade calling him their other dad, treating him like a family member, specifically during their most important years growing up.

        You don’t shut a family member completely out, even if you don’t agree with his behavior.

        I find it unfair to expect that of your children. And quite immature. No matter how shitty he acted towards their mother.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Maguita-I posted downthread. Totally on the same page as you (unsurprisingly).

      • Riana says:

        @Maguita

        True but cheating doesn’t exist in a vacuum.

        I always find it telling that people who cheat are inherently giving the middle finger to their families. The lies, the risk of STD’s, the choice to put sex with a person before the mental well being of children – just saying the whole ‘they want to be close to Ashton’ thing is what rings false and likely fake about this whole story.

        Hate or be angry at Demi? Yeah, easily see that. Buddy up to her boyfriend who cheated on her with several women and exposed them all to the tabloids and drama? Seriously doubtful.

      • Rory says:

        Since the girls know more about the situation with Ashton and their mother than we do I think we should give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that they must have very good reasons for continuing to see their stepfather. Perhaps he wasn’t the only one who betrayed their marriage vows or they feel he was driven to it in some way by their mom’s behavior. Families are little worlds unto themselves, we will never know what really went on.

      • Maguita says:

        @O.Kitten – no surprise there, great minds and the like… ;)

        @Riana, I understand, and part agree.

        HOWEVER, this happened many-many months ago, and like many families going through cheating and divorce, things settle down. And the children remember and miss their shunned parent, no matter his/her cheating ass, and want that parent to still be part of their lives, often enough, with restrictive parameters.

        Many of my friends come from divorce where the father just up and left. After the anger, the mud-slinging, the accusations and trashing of the other woman, things settle down, and child and parent come to an understanding, a path to mend their relationship. Many children expect to NEVER be in the presence of the other woman, and make it quite clear. And this here, could also be the case.

        It has been months already, and from all accounts, Demi has made it by her immature and egotistical behavior, much easier for her daughters to seek emotional support with their other parental figures.

        Too late to play the parent now and lay down the law on who her children could, and could not see.

        And as @Rory (Gilmour Girl?) said, the daughters are also closer to the situation, if rumors are true, they had both been openly sleeping around, the difference is, Ashton didn’t want to call it a marriage anymore.

        He still is a sh-tty bastard, I definitely agree on that one.

      • olcranky says:

        It’s also possible that, as they grew up, they saw behavior in their mom that was exceptionally off putting at best and downright destructive at worst and understand full well why Kutcher checked out. I know of people who cheated and did so in order to get caught because it was the only way the could see to get their spouse to end the marriage (it’s not the way I’d do it but some people are really needy and cloying and Demi strikes me as one of those people)

    • MrsBPitt says:

      The public does not know what went on behind their closed doors. Maybe Demi has been a crazy mess for years and Ashton put up with a lot and the girls know this…we weren’t there, they were…if they choose to be friends with Ashton it makes me think that he wasn’t as big a douche as we all thought…

  10. Rhea says:

    I wish Demi well. Her daughters must have been worried and stressing out about her. She needs to stay strong. Good thing that they are also close with their father.

  11. blah says:

    Heh, the Potato Heads don’t look half ugly in the top pic. Maybe there’s hope for them yet.

  12. sarahtonin says:

    I’m sure the entire Demi/Ashton saga has been very damaging, right from the start. Having a mother behaving like a kid and running around with a guy who is closer to your age, taking drugs and partying like a college student, and then behaving like a lovesick teenager when it’s over must be very hard to deal with.

    Celebs are just ill-equipped emotionally to be adequate parents. She’s lucky her girls aren’t all completely drug-fUcked.

    • Kimlee says:

      Ya because that dosen’t happen outside of Hollywood .Lol

      Their are a lot of people that are ill-equipped emotionally to be adequate parents. You see it on the news every day that’s why their are so many fuck up kids in the world.

      • sarahtonin says:

        I never said that it was just HW. I know all about bad parenting, I have to deal with it in my work every day. The news gets those stories you see every night from us.

        My point is that celebs are consistently terrible parents whereas the percentage of bad mums and dads is less in the general public. There are some really awful parents out there, but there are many many great ones too. The latter is the exception to the rule in the entertainment industry.

        Celebs don’t have to take responsibility for their actions and they don’t have to deal with many adult issues, someone else sorts all that ‘boring stuff’ out for them. They live in a fantasy land where people pander to their insecurities and bend over backwards to keep them happy – so they don’t have a tantrum. They are just big spoilt children.

        So if they have no idea how to behave like a normal person, how can they raise normal kids?

  13. Naye in VA says:

    Here’s the thing. If i saw a man i acepted into my life with open arms emotionally destroy my mother, i wouldnt want shit to do with him. thats just me. Its one thing to cheat, its another to be a complete man-whore. If it were my father we’d probably beef for a little bit then move on. If they had kids together, id, again probably move on. But if youve contributed nothing to my life except PUBLICIZED drama and my mother’s heartache, then you get the boot. i get that their drama should not involve the kids but i cant help but feel kinda bad for Demi. She needs some help in her corner right now. Hopefully she puts some effort into getting better after rehab so that her daughters can feel comfortable around her again.

    • Tilly says:

      I agree completely! Any man that caused my mother such heartache would cease to exist for me.

      • Riana says:

        Same here, especially a douche like Ashton.

        I mean come on..he oozes sleaze and arrogance.

      • Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

        The fact that the girls still want to be in contact with Ashton tells me that there was much more to the story than he cheated on their mother. I think it that was all that happened they would not want a relationship with him, but clearly there was more going on and maybe Ashton put up with a lot from Demi until he just didn’t care anymore…or maybe they did have an open marriage as some have said, in which case maybe it was no big deal and it was other stuff that split them up. I think the girls behaviour is very telling. Sounds like it’s a lot more complicated than the tabloids are telling and that Demi is more in the wrong than maybe we know.

    • RdyfrmycloseupmrDvlle says:

      As someone who grew up in an alcoholic household I can tell you I can totally see why they would want to remain in contact with Ashton. He has probably been much more of a stable and together parent than their own mother. Remember he wrote a song with one of the girls called “Your my Sober.”? What do you suppose that means?
      Demi is a mess and long has been. I can tell you from first hand experience cleaning your parent up off the floor for years and years gets really old FAST and by the time your in High School your patience is worn thin and you just want to begin your life already. You get sick of YOUR life continually being all about the addict. An addict doesnt care how much time and energy they rob you off. Its a CONSTANT “Me!!!” show. I dont blame the girls for saying enough already and I dont blame the girls for wanting Ashton in their lives. The need him and Bruce and she should be grateful they ex husband wants to spend time with them. Shes just being nasty and vindictive…yes, he cheated but she, in her alcoholic delerium, OKed an open marriage in the first place and stayed an alcoholic mess throghout the marriage…who wants to make love to a sloppy drunk??? I would urge the girls to get to Alanon and stay there until they know it all by heart…it saved me and gave me my life back. I feel so sorry for them. My High school graduation my father got so drunk we were asked to leave the restaurant after he got up, screamed and danced on a table in The Russian Tea Room in NYC. I cant tell you the humilation I felt. So, I relate her not wanting Demi to come.

  14. bubbles says:

    oh, boy, I thank the Lord every day that I have not reproduced with Bruce Willis because those three girls are weapons of massgaystruction.

  15. TheOriginalKitten says:

    These girls seem really loyal to their mom-I have a strong feeling that if they felt that Ashton had really truly wronged her, they would not still be talking to him. I also think that it’s f*cked up when a woman brings a man into her daughters life, allows them to get very close and then orders them to stay away from him because her relationship is broken or strained. I dislike Ashton but I have a feeling Demi was difficult to be with – she seems like an insecure mess to me.

  16. Electra says:

    Naye, I completely agree with you.

  17. Anon says:

    Did you ever think Ashton might have been the ONLY parent doing any parenting between Bruce, Demi and him?

  18. Jennifer12 says:

    I’m sorry for Demi’s pain, but she needs to remember she’s a parent and not just Ashton’s former partner. She seems like she’s had issues for quite a while, so maybe it wasn’t all Ashton’s issues that broke them up.

  19. bored says:

    Whatt happened to Tallulah… she was always the cute one

  20. Onyx XV says:

    I’m certainly no Willis/Moore genetic expert or anything, but that doesn’t look like Tallulah at Coachella, it looks more like Scout to me. But whichever one it is, she is looking ROUGH and like her mother’s not the only addict in the family!

  21. Riana says:

    What is it about Bruce Willis head that it looks perfectly fine on him but all funhouse mirrors on girls?

    I mean geez, I hate to be that mean but those poor girls…

  22. dorothy says:

    Demi seems to have a real problem with aging. She needs to grow up, stop whinning and be a mom. Her teenage days are over!

  23. palermo says:

    I don’t feel sorry for Demi. She’s what, 50? It’s beyond time for her to stop only thinking of herself all the time. Her girls do need a Mom and not another sister. Reminiscent of Mama Jenner/Kardashian, can’t grow up

  24. Bec says:

    This story doesn’t ring true for me and I don’t know why. I definitely don’t buy this stuff about the kids wanting to still see Ashton. I also don’t believe that her daughters are fed up with her either.

    Maguita said that maybe Ashton’s PR team is driving this storyline? (And Demi did some PR slinging at him too.)

    Question: does she definitely have an addiction problem? Or is it still a rumor? Could that be something that Ashton’s PR team made up as well?

  25. Lucy2 says:

    What a mess. At least the girls have each other.

  26. skuddles says:

    Sad that Demi is such a wreck… she needs to straighten out her act so she can be a better role model for her daughters – it appears they’re following in her footsteps…

  27. wordup says:

    it is always so striking how prominent these girls chins are! they have sort of alien heads. pretty eyes but then the jaw line just didn’t know when to end! it’s so odd looking. all the girls have this overdeveloped facial bone structure.

  28. mt says:

    I’m sorry but that pic of tallulah at coachella..her face…I just can’t. And rumer seems like a sweet enough girl but why oh why is she being put in movies? Go to college live a normal life u don’t belong on the screen I. Am sorry.

  29. natalina says:

    what unfortunate looking girls

  30. Nina says:

    I don’t think I have ever said this before but..

    Rumer looks really pretty in that top picture. She definitely and absolutely go back to that hair color & cut.

  31. Dana says:

    I saw that pic of Ashton and Rumor together and, at the time, I thought that maybe the stories of Ashton being promiscious were made up by Demi.

    And the cherry on top…Bruce just started a fam with his young new wife.

    Love it when celebs bite the dust. On to TomKat. ROFL.

  32. Maritza says:

    If the girls still keep in touch with Ashton that says a lot…he wasn’t such a bad guy after all and Demi was probably a mess before he strayed and the girls know it.

    • jesstar says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing. It says a lot about the family dynamics. If they are still in touch with him and have cut her off, a lot of that marriage was probably the same way-Demi sucking all the attention from everyone & creating the drama necessary to do so at all times. It creates a very commeradic, Us vs The Addict, bond.

  33. RHONYC says:

    guys forgive me…but Talullah in that hoodie reminds me of that dreadful Midol ad where the woman looks normal but her mirrored image (of how she feels on her period) is one of a horrid-looking unkempt girl with sweats, greasy hair and no makeup.

    aww…cramps got you down? haha! :-D

  34. catbyte says:

    Good grief–why did Bruce Willis bother to divorce Demi? His second wife looks just like her, LOL.

  35. Gigohead says:

    Wow. I really hoped those Willis girls would be good looking women, but man..those are some ugly looking broads. Rumor looks somewhat decent on the top photo but that chin is unfortunate. YIKES!!!

  36. Michelle says:

    Rumor looks absolutely beautiful!

  37. Angela says:

    Could everyone who commented negatively on the girls looks please post their own pics? I’d just like to be able to see how beautiful you must be!