Jessica Simpson celebrates 6 years of confidence with a moving memory
And in the midst of celebrating what was then – four years of sobriety, she reflected on her personal growth to achieve the milestone.
“There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism,” Jessica wrote. “The real work that needed to be done in my life was accepting failure, pain, brokenness, and self-sabotage. . It wasn’t the drinking that mattered. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect myself. I’ve been good with the fears and I’ve accepted the parts of my life that’s just sad. I have my personal power with soul confidence. I’m wildly honest and comfortable open. I’m free.”
A mother of three – who she shares with her husband of nine years Eric Johnson– details of substance abuse in her memoir An Open Bookincluding how she enlisted the help of friends and family in November 2017 to help her begin the road to sobriety.
“When I finally said I needed help,” she said People in 2020 now, “It was like I was that little girl who found her calling in life again. I found a direction and that was to walk straight ahead without any fear.”