Demi Moore’s daughters are shunning her again, she “went off her rocker”

Another day, another story of some sad developments in Demi Moore’s life. The last we heard, she was getting dumped by her 26 year-old hookup for bringing him too much negative attention in Miami when he was trying to do business as an art dealer at Art Basel. At a party just before Vito Schnabel called it off, Demi was photographed and seen generally acting the fool, dancing in short shorts while other people were seated.

At another party in Miami, a source tells In Touch that Demi “partied until almost 4:30 a.m. She was by far the biggest party animal, her clothes coming off, making everyone uncomfortable.” Their source sums it up “For the past 15 years, Demi’s been dancing on tabletops trying to hang on to her youth.” Another source tells Star that “it’s so sad to see one of the most beautiful and famous women in the world acting so pathetic. She is oozing desperation.” Demi’s young adult daughters seem to agree, and according to the NY Daily News they’re still not talking to their mom. Apparently they made some tentative steps toward reconciling, but then Demi got wild again and messed things up with her girls.

Following her well-publicized off-the-wall behavior during Miami’s Art Basel, the small progress Demi Moore made patching things up with her daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, has come to a halt.

Moore’s daughters, whom she shares with Bruce Willis, cut off contact with their mom after her January hospitalization for inhaling nitrous oxide through whip-its, in a tough love approach to see Moore get healthy again.

They had initially stood by their 50-year-old mom after her split from 34-year-old Ashton Kutcher last year, thinking she was just “distraught.” But as her behavior has grown increasingly erratic in recent months — with her major weight loss, partying and cougar lifestyle taking center stage — the three girls decided again that removing themselves from her “needy” clutch was the way to go.

“Rumer is really the one making the decision to do this as the oldest,” a source close to the 24-year-old tells Confidenti@l’s Marianne Garvey. As the girls started to get close to their mom again last spring, the sources say Moore got weird once more.

“Around the time Bruce’s wife Emma (Heming) had the baby, it was this scary sense of, ‘Demi went off her rocker again,’” says our source. In April, Willis and Heming had an baby named Mabel Ray.

“Bruce is now very much out of the spotlight and the kids were very happy about that. They started feeling that Demi needs to stay home and be more of a mother. She checked into rehab and they’d always been pushing for her to do that. (But) After Art Basel, she came out partying and dancing on tables again.”

The source adds that Demi’s last boy toy, 26-year-old Vito Schnabel, runs in the same circles with Rumer Willis, and she was absolutely mortified about the fling.

“The kids are old enough to band together, Rumer being the ringleader,” says the insider. Our insider says Moore is also harboring animosity toward her girls because she feels they took Kutcher’s side after the split. According to our insider, “The family is very much divided.”

[From The NY Daily News]

What would you do if you were 24 and your 50 year-old mom was dating some guy you knew through friends and generally acting like a teenager? You would probably hide in shame and stop talking to her. I know that I wouldn’t have the maturity at 24 to think “this is my mom, I have to help her.” I don’t even know if that’s the right approach to this. Demi is probably still an addict. If she’s acting like this in public imagine how frustrating it must be for her daughters trying to deal with her. They can’t help her until she’s ready for it.

Demi Moore is shown with creepy photographer Terry Richardson on 12-7-12 at his book release party. Credit:

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  1. ctkat1 says:

    It’s a tough spot for her daughters- she obviously needs help, and she obviously, having been to treatment, isn’t willing to deal with her issues.
    Rumer is a separate case, but the younger two girls seem to be living lives out of the spotlight. I think one of them is in college and the youngest is living with Bruce? So yeah…if those two are trying to live a “normal” life, then this is probably really embarrassing and painful to watch, and they’re young enough not to be equipped to help her beyond asking her to get professional help.
    I feel like it is different with Rumer, because she plays the Hollywood fame game. I don’t know why it is different for her, but it is and I can’t quite work it out.

  2. Chickenlishus says:

    That dress is hideous.

  3. aims says:

    I think Demi has some emotional problems. If i were her girls age, i would be really embarassed. But how do you help someone who doesnt seem to think shes doing anything wrong? Demi think shes a hoot. If her girls backing away from her isnt enough to wake her up,, then what will? Also, why isnt she divorced yet? Whats holding that up?

    • Lee says:

      ‘Cause people have forgotten that they were never legally married – they did a Kabbalah “commitment ceremony”, and then started calling themselves “married”. So, there will never be a divorce.

    • islandwalker says:

      Re: the divorce question. My guess is they were never legally married.

      She is just sad now.

  4. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    That dude looks really happy so Demi must be doing something right – and she rocks those eighties glasses 🙂

  5. Neelyo says:

    Celebrities are too narcissistic to have children. Period.

    • Tiffany says:

      Not all celebrities, some are quite wonderful people. It is just like the population at large, you have jerks and good guys.

    • Nina W says:

      There are plenty of non-celebrity narcissists you know, maybe what you mean is narcissists shouldn’t have children, good luck with that.

  6. junegorilla says:

    I wouldn’t ever refer to her as one fo the most beautiful and famous women in the world. Whoever said that needs to google Sophia Loren, Merle Streep, Marilyn Monroe, etc. I’m about Demi’s age and it’s tough to get old. But we are old! Chrissakes

  7. april says:

    i’m 23 and i’ll probably do anything to help get my mom better even to the point of tolerating her “embarassing” behaivior. she’s their mom afterall.

    • cr says:

      Maybe they’ve tried and she’s resistant? Like Lohan, you can’t help someone who doesn’t want to admit they need it.

    • nina says:

      sometimes the only way to help them get better is too practice tough love and not tolerate her self-destructive behavior. Loving can turn into enabling pretty quickly, and setting boundaries with a loved one is how to help them get back to healthy.

      • EscapedConvent says:

        Tough love sounds good in theory, but it’s damned hard to practice. Demi’s daughters need help too, so they can stay connected to their mom without “enabling her.” I know that’s extremely difficult & it doesn’t always work.

        Obviously, Demi’s problems run very deep, for her to act out like this.

    • Velouria says:

      If you’ve ever had a narcissistic mother you wouldn’t be saying that.

    • Lishka says:

      Its possible you have a very nice mum whom you love, not all folks are that lucky. Trust me, there are some Mum’s out there that can be really horrible. You wouldn’t go out on a limb for them…

  8. littlestar says:

    It’s unforunate that Demi can’t view the pictures from that party in Miami as we saw them. I actually felt embarrassed for her looking at them, they were so pathetic and sad looking.

    If her daughters shunning her aren’t enough to wake her up to her actions, what’s going to do it then?

  9. JuneBug says:

    I would think that Bruce was capable of giving his daughters advice on how to deal with their Mother… Or maybe he is ?

  10. EmmaV1 says:

    Since the New York Daily News reported this, 99% chance of it being true.

    Before anyone slags on her daughters, they were there for her when Ashton divorced her (and there for her for like a month or two) but then we all know Demi did a lot of crazy crap and still has been doing it.

    It’s gotta be exhausting for all three girls, especially when Mom starts grinding on your friends (zac efron, thta russian art gallery guy)…

  11. Cazzie says:

    “this is my mom, I have to help her.”

    You may have just summarized their entire childhood.

  12. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I really feel for her daughters and I really pity Demi. It seems like her family is kind of banding together against her and that’s gotta be tough.

    She just needs to get help. Badly.

    • jenny piccolo says:

      And what is it exactly that she needs help for? What am I missing? She likes to party & dance, she likes young guys, she’s skinny. She looks happy in every picture. She’s been to rehab. What is the problem? No one knows what really goes on in her life. She doesn’t even do interviews. She seems fine to me.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well she could use help for the whip-its, the erratic behavior, the constant partying, the anorexia, the cocaine, the constant need for attention, the compulsive pursuit of men half her age…should I keep going? Hey, you asked.

        The fact that it’s been widely reported that her children are no longer speaking to her is sort of a red flag, no? Partying with Uncle Terry? Um, yeah she needs help alright.

        So yeah, I’m not buying the “she just likes to have fun and date younger guys” excuse. This isn’t just ONE story, this is months of stories detailing the same thing. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.

  13. Sam says:

    I’d be more surprised if her daughters weren’t embarrassed by this. Demi certainly has the right to go out and have fun, but she sort of gives off the impression that she really doesn’t care about her kids at this point. You used to see her with them, but not anymore. She’s become very selfish now, to me. You don’t stop parenting when your kids all hit 18 – they are still her children and probably feel like she’s not there for them, which is understandable. Plus, I remember the stories that she likes to hit on her daughters’ male friends – that’s supposedly what drove Tallulah to go live with Bruce and her stepmom.

  14. Word says:

    I feel like taking a flame thrower to Terry Richardson

  15. Cecada says:

    The article is a blur I keep coming back to that first pic which is really funny.

    Sorry I hope she’s OK, love her movies – – but that first pic is truly very funny.

  16. Gia says:

    I seem to recall that Rumour was partying WITH Demi when the whip-it incident happened, so she should probably dig deep and attempt to help her mom rather than turn her back on her. I guess it was fun for a while and now it’s, “just, like, oh my gawd, so embarrassing.”

  17. Figleaf says:

    Does anyone know if the red bracelet she’s wearing in the first pic is a twisted pro-ana statement?

  18. Grace says:

    Bruce needs to step in now.Demi needs to be in rehab and counseling.
    Demi is going to make all three of those girls alcoholic, drug-addicted messes just like her and her mother.
    She needs to accept the fact that she’s no longer 25 and move on.

    • taxi says:

      Bruce has stepped in more than once. She doesn’t improve.

    • KellyinSeattle says:

      Plus, he is married to someone else and they just had a new baby. Even if they staged another intervention, I doubt it would help. Demi has to realize her own behavior and then stop on her own.

    • Sassy says:

      Bruce can’t “step in”. She is a grown woman and if she wants to act out that is her prerogative. The only thing that could get her the “help she needs” is if she tries to kill herself or someone else. Otherwise, you cannot force her to go to rehab or go to counseling. I feel that her daughters are doing the right thing by distancing themselves from her. Seems like Aston wisely did the very same thing.

  19. Starlight says:

    She is doing this intentionally so that Ashton can not move on comfortably. It’s her way of getting back to him because every time she does this it goes back to Ashton. I feel sorry for Mila. She is trying her best not to make Demi suffer by dressing down making herself less pretty.

  20. sirsnarksalot says:

    I don’t think Demi is an addict, she’s just going through a midlife crisis VERY publicly. Its sexist, but women get criticized much more harshly than a man going through the same thing. What she needs is therapy and to stay out of the spotlight. If her priority is her health (mental and physical) and her relationship with her daughters, it shouldn’t be hard to do. Love yourself, Demi!

    • claire says:

      Yeah, I think the same thing. I get the impression it’s more just that she’s embarrassing and acting a fool out of a need to remain relevant/young, rather than a drug addict. Mid-life crisis about sums it up.

    • Jayna says:

      I agree with your midlife crisis assessment, but I also think she is an addict. The woman was huffing at that party where they called an ambulance. She is a woman who has always fought addictions and succeeded for quite a while, but in her grief over losing Ashton and her midlife crisis I have no doubt she is self-medicating also and impairing her judgment.

  21. Elceibeno says:

    Poor Demi. She would have been better off not ever marrying Ashton, or anyone 15 years younger for that matter.

  22. tabasco says:

    i’m trying to think if there’s a male equivalent to demi and if so, if he’s getting the same level of disgust. sean penn and his post-divorce grossness with Scarlett and general idiocy? it’s not an exact match, i know. i know it’s hollyweird and bruce is not out acting the fool all the time, but if i were the kids, i’d be super-embarrassed by my mom marrying and dating dudes about my age AND my dad marrying and having a new baby with someone young enough to be his daughter.

  23. lucy2 says:

    Demi needs to get help, but like so many people, probably doesn’t think she needs it.
    I feel bad for her daughters.

  24. pepi says:

    leave her alone!

  25. Jayna says:

    The saddest part for me was Demi dancing and Lenny Kravitz looking away as he was sitting here. Kind of pathetic and telling when you’re up dancing by yourself and a hot man doesn’t even want to look at you and is probably embarrassed for you. Also, when she was dancing, there was a ton of Red Bulls sitting there. How many is she downing? That’s bizarre. I’m sure she is also mixing it with something.

    Sad to see how soulless Demi appears, kind of a shell of her former self in her heyday. I thought she was a pretentious, self-important mess, but she was talented and not high all the time and had a confident air about her back then. She seems so lost. I hope she finds her way back. I also feel so bad for her daughters. It’s ironic that their dad’s 30-something-year-old wife is more settled down and mature than their mother. A girl needs her mother for support and stability and advice and these girls are the mother right now.

    • Veruca says:

      And if you look closely at the picture, you’ll see Lenny flipping off the camera.

      I wish I could find sympathy for Demi, but she’s always appeared selfish, narcissistic and calculating to me.

      Karma’s a bitch.

    • asdfg says:

      If Kravitz was embarrassed by her then he could of got up and left.

      People are so ageist.. It’s okay for a 20 yr old to dance and have fun but if a 40 yr old does it, it’s because their on something or having a mid life crisis. Please……

  26. Elceibeno08 says:

    Poor Demi. Something disconnected in her mind after getting dumped by her much younger husband.

  27. garvels says:

    My heart goes out to Demi. She made it on her own in Hollywood with no parental support. Her mother was a nut. Her daughters should be there to help her considering that the only reason why these twits have any name recognition is due to their mother and father.

    • Elceibeno08 says:

      I am sure her daughters tried to help but Demi has not reached the stage where she stops trying to get even with Ashton. She is paying dearly for enjoying that young rooster she was married to for seven years.

      • garvels says:

        You are probably right. I really think Ashton just used her to climb the Hollywood ladder. Do you think the same?

    • Elceibeno08 says:

      No. Ashton was already a star when they dated and married. Their marriage just ran its course and he moved on. Of course, being young and a male makes it easier to cope. I can’t say the same for poor Demi.

  28. boredsuburbanhousewife says:

    I guess I am wondering whether the chicken or the egg came first — did Demi snap because Ashton left her, or did Ashton finally leave her because she snapped sometime ago, he like her daughters tried and tried to help her, then finally could not take it any more and cut her off?

    Also, WHY did she and Bruce split up?

  29. erika says:

    sick. sick. gross.

    she needs rehab just for being w/in 2 ft of ‘uncle terry’.

    someone here had an article from gawker..?..about ‘uncle terry’. i read it and barfed a lil. how/why/how/WHY is a grown man….’modelizer pedophile’ invited into these circles?

    and demi? GROW THE F***K UP! you are TRIPLING your age w/ these ‘i’m young n’ fun tee heeee! baby boys still want me therefore i’m validated as a human being’!!!

    that’s what it is, drug issue, yah, but Demi needs a 25 n’ younger boy to stamp ‘she’s still got it’ on her ass.

    personal validation, self esteem/worth…and a reason to live. pathetic

    • Elceibeno08 says:

      She should take lessons from Madonna. She finds non-famous, non-rich 25-year olds to get her youth infusions from. Demi is trying to find other celebrities like Ashton to get even with and she is not succeding.

      • Samihami says:

        You’ve got to be kidding. She should emulate Madonna? The woman who has butchered her face beyond recognition in her failed effort to recapture her youth? Who has exercised her body into being nothing but gristle? Who insists on dressing like a geriatric cheerleader and shake her ass in front of her audiences?

        I think not. If she is going to emulate anyone, it really should be someone with some class, like perhaps Helen Mirren. That is how a woman ages beautifully. Or Meryl Streep.

        But Madonna? Just no. No one should emulate her.

      • bettyrose says:

        It’s a good point, though. If a women is determined to date younger men for the purpose of behaving younger (i.e. not classier women who bring younger men up to their level), it’s better to maintain a certain power structure by choosing men less successful who need you more than you need them. That’s what men do.

    • Elceibeno says:

      This is a reply to Samihami: I meant emulate Madonna’s way of getting young men, not her grooming style. Hey J. Lo has a younger man, so does Sharon Stone, etc.

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      It was an article from Jezebel:

      Why is this creep allowed in these circles? Because somehow he managed to built business relationships and friendships with influential people in the fashion industry(GQ, Harper´s Bazaar) and Hollywood. They would never let their teenage daughter come near him, but they are enabling his antics by hiring him when they look for trashy sexy shoots and trivialising it as the modus operandi in the fashion industry. A lot of unknown young models actually experience sexual harassment due to the power imbalance famous successful photographer vs unknown model.

  30. Holden says:

    Ok, I’ll date her.

    • bettyrose says:

      Point exactly. Tons of men would kill to date her and play the adoring boyfriend, but that’s not the men she’s pursuing.

  31. JuneBug says:

    That first picture is priceless …lol. And what the hell Is she wearing ? If her antics weren’t enought to drive the girls away , that outfit is !

  32. Thiajoka says:

    I live in a small town. When I was in my early twenties, my friends and I frequented a local Mexican restaurant. Unfortunately, so did my mother and her friends.

    We’d ignore each other, but when my mother and her friend starting gulping the margaritas down and were getting close to the cut-off point, the owner and/or bartender would come to me to sort it out.

    It is not a great position to be in. At all.

  33. d says:

    Agreed on the tough love. Sometimes you just have to stop, disengage, and walk away to preserve your own life. Demi may very well have worn out those trying to help her and as she’s an adult, it’s pretty much up to her whether she makes it through this crisis or not.

  34. Starlight says:

    Whatsoever, the daughters have to help her. She can not go on like this. Not unless she is only acting.

  35. Kosmos says:

    It’s possible she just lived her life while hiding from herself, overlooking her deepest fears and issues, using drugs, alcohol, husbands, children, and a big social life to cover up her insecurities; however, someday, all that must be uncovered and she will have to deal with herself head on. I think that time has come around. There is nowhere to run, you cannot run from yourself.

  36. Lulu says:

    She needs to go back to her quiet happy life in Idaho. Coming back to Hollywood completely ruined her. It is the rare few recovering alcholics and drug addicts who can survive there.

  37. Moi says:

    Well she should not let anything come between her and her daughters. So if she is being unhealthy or embarrassing them, she should stop. But Ummmm for 50, Demi looks fkn amazing.

  38. la chica says:

    Actually this is the person Demi has ALWAYS been. People have such short memories.

    • Minty says:

      Exactly. People are so forgetful.

      There’s an old clip from Entertainment Tonight showing a General Hospital cast party:

      In the video, Demi the soap opera actress is drunk and talking to the camera. At the 1:22 mark, she’s creepily kissing a young cast member, a 15-year-old boy (he looks 12). Demi was 19 at the time. She’s been messed up for a long while, a case of arrested development.

      Let’s not forget she also tweeted many bikini pics of herself while “married” to Ashton. Not only evidence of attention whoring, but it indicates she is desperate for validation from strangers that she’s still hot.

      She had a strained relationship with her mother and she’s continuing this pattern with her daughters. Unless Demi is willing to change her behavior, Rumer and her sisters are better off keeping their distance.

  39. Shelley says:

    Maybe she’s not mentally ill, not an addict etc. Maybe she’s just a real jerk. Some people who behaves obnoxiously and are wholly selfish in every regard are plainly, simply, jerks. Seems pretty strongly the case here. She, like others, may choose to drink and use drugs recreationally, knowing as we all do, especially at her age, of the damage they can do, because she prefers the way she feels on them to the grind of daily life as an older actress and a mom to three girls who make annoying demands on her, and who expect her to (damn it) act like an adult, provide moral guidance, and support and encourage them in their fears and dreams.

  40. embra says:

    Sometimes-even if it’s your mom-you have to drop the things in your life that are toxic.

  41. Minty says:

    Oops, wrong post.

  42. Denise says:

    It’s a sad situation but at least the girls don’t think it’s cool to party with mom. We don’t need more Lindsays and Dinas.

  43. madonnasarms says:

    Demi might be having problems but I detest that because she is an older woman and is out dancing and having fun she is seen to be ‘pathetic’. A man doing similarly would not be so harshly judged. She’s gone through a rough time and maybe needs to release a little steam. She’s got a great body – looks fantastic and why shouldn’t she dance!!

  44. PL says:

    I think her daughters should be ashamed of themselves. What the heck business of theirs is it what she does? Her kids are grown and she wants to have some fun. She’s a grown woman and she can party as late as she wants. I think it’s disgusting to call her pathetic or any of these other names just because she’s having fun. No one would think that a man “needed help” because he was partying. And no kid would distance themselves from a father because he dated someone younger and goes out to clubs. Those kids have serious maturity issues and need to step back and be grateful for everything she’s given them in their lives.