Ahead of the book’s release on Sept. 26, the Ghost and G.I. Jane actress been doing press. In addition to her five-alarm Harper’s Bazaar cover story — for which she posed nude at 56 — she dished to the New York Times, which previewed the book and itsexplosive revelations.
And make no mistake — there are a lot of jaw-dropping stories in the book, including a secret miscarriage, marital infidelity, a rape, drug addiction and her account of the drug-induced seizure she suffered partying with her daughter. Here’s what we know so far...
She lost a baby, six months into her pregnancy, with Ashton Kutcher. Moore’s relationship with Kutcher, 15 years her junior, was tabloid gold. After they started dating in 2003 — and before they wed in 2005 — Moore became pregnant with the That ‘70s Show star’s child. However, tragedy came when she was six months along and suffered a miscarriage. Moore revealed that they had a name — Chaplin Ray — picked out for the baby girl and everything. Moore had started drinking again after years of sobriety blamed herself for the loss. They later attempted fertility treatments but they were unsuccessful and as a result, her drinking became worse and she started abusing Vicodin.
She claims Kutcher cheated on her. When Moore and Kutcher split, it was amid reports he hooked up with two women in a hotel hot tub. While her book presumably goes into detail about the end of their marriage, the New York Times notes that as her addiction worsened, she learned that Kutcher had cheated. They separated in 2011 and divorced in 2013. (Kutcher, now married to Mila Kunis, didn’t respond to the paper’s request for comment.)
Moore was raped at 15. The star had a troubling upbringing with Moore being called on to save her mother during her suicide attempt by literally pulling pills out of her mouth. She also revealed that she was a victim of a sexual assault at 15. By 16, Moore had enough of home and moved out. Soon after she fell for married musician Freddy Moore and they were married in 1980.
She cheated on her first husband. A young bride — at just 18 — Moore revealed that she quickly sabotaged the union with her infidelity. They divorced in 1985.
She claims her marriage to Bruce Willis ended because he didn’t want her to have a career. Moore and Willis were a Hollywood power couple — and the world obsessed over their uniquely named daughters and their picture-perfect life in Hailey, Idaho. While their separation was a surprise in 1998, it wasn’t to her. She said things quickly fell apart which she attributed in part to the Die Hard actor being ambivalent about her work despite her being one of the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood. She said Willis felt her roles took her away from their family. At one point, she claims he said he was unsure if he wanted to be married. (Willis didn’t comment either, but they are still friends. She attended his vow renewal to his second wife in March.)
She confirms that she suffered a seizure while partying with her daughter Rumer. After her split from Kutcher, Moore continued to spiral. In 2012, she suffered a drug-induced seizure after smoking synthetic cannabis and inhaling nitrous oxide while partying with Rumer and her daughter’s friends. It made headline news. Moore later sought treatment in rehab and said it included trauma, codependency and substance abuse therapy.
She’s been sober (again) in her fifties. In the book, she details her addictions. Abuse of alcohol and cocaine in her twenties led her to get sober the first time. (She said that mistreatment of her body went hand-in-hand with binge eating and obsessing over her weight.) However, she started drinking again in her forties, which led to Vicodin abuse — and dabbling with other things — like synthetic marijuana. As she headed into her fifties, she got sober — after the seizure and amid autoimmune and digestive problems which led to her “organs slowly shutting down.” She said in addition to her rehab treatment, she worked a doctor whose specialty was integrative medicine physician to improve her health problems.
While she and her three daughters appear close, they’ve had rough patches, including estrangement. Leading up toMoore’s seizure and hospitalization, she had prickly relationships with her two youngest children, Scout and Tallulah, who were upset with what the New York Times called Moore’s “hedonistic behavior.” After the seizure, which Rumer witnessed, all three of her daughters started “shunning” her. That had been widely reported at the time — in 2012 — but not confirmed. They reconciled two years ago, according to the article.
The girls spoke about their mother’s book, which they read and approved before it was published. Needless to say, while they are proud of their mom, it’s overwhelming at the same time. Scout admitted that the book conjures trauma they experienced growing up, including body-image issues and substance abuse.
“It’s challenging because she’s making this amazing effort to put out the most vulnerable moments of her life,” Scout told the NYT. “It just happens that it also coincides with some of the most challenging and traumatic times of mine.”
Inside Out: A Memoir will be released on Sept. 24. Pre-order it here.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore together
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore together
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 18: (U.S.TABS - HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actress Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher arrive at the after-party for 'Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle' at the Chinese Theater on June 18, 2003 in Los Angeles, Californis. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Bruce Willis, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore with daughters at the Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore during 4th Annual 'ten' Fashion Show Presented By General Motors - Red Carpet in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Bragman Nyman Cafarelli)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at the Geisha House in Hollywood, California (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Glenda Bailey and Victoria Beckham (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Marc Jacobs)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore during Olympus Fashion Week Spring 2007 - Marc Jacobs - Front Row and Backstage at New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage for Marc Jacobs)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore during Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore Sighting in New York City - September 12, 2006 at Streets of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at the Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher arrive at The Hollywood Film Festival 10th annual Hollywood Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore during AFI Fest 2006 Black Tie Opening Night Gala and US Premiere of Emilio Estevez's 'Bobby' - Arrivals in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Penelope Cruz, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher during 6th Annual GM Ten - Front Row in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore during 'Mr. Brooks' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Executive Producer Adam Rosenfelt, Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Executive Producer Sam Nazarian and Tallulah Belle Willis (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for MGM)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Actor Ashton Kutcher and Actress Demi Moore attend the Diesel Spring 2008 Fashion Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 in New York City (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 08: Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher sighting in New York City on September 8, 2007. (Photo by James Devaney/WireImage)
NEW YORK CITY, NY - SEPTEMBER 8: (L-R) Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Front Row attend DIESEL Spring 2008 Collection at The Promenade on September 8, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by DAVID X PRUTTING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore arrives at Sony Pictures' Premiere of 'House Bunny' at the Mann Village Theatre on August 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 19: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend Entertainment Industry Foundation and ServiceNation 'A New Era of Service' Breakfast at Ballou Senior High School on January 19, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WASHINGTON - JANUARY 20: Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore at MTV and ServiceNation's 'Be the Change: Live From The Inaugural Ball' at the Washington Hilton on January 20, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BERLIN - FEBRUARY 11: Actress Demi Moore and boyfriend Ashton Kutcher attend the 'Happy Tears' premiere during the 59th Berlin International Film Festival at the Berlinale Palast on February 11, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS - AUGUST 05: Actor Ashton Kutcher (L) and wife actress Demi Moore arrive at the Las Vegas screening of Anchor Bay Films' 'Spread' held at the Brenden Theatres inside the Palms Casino Resort on August 5, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images for Anchor Bay )
EAST HAMPTON, NY - AUGUST 08: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend the 'Spread' screening at the UA East Hampton 6 on August 8, 2009 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Steven A Henry/FilmMagic)
ï¿½2010 RAMEY PHOTO Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher stand on the sidelines before the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans play in Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Florida in February 7, 2010 SPNY (Photo by Philip Ramey/Corbis via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Ashton Kutcher (L) and actress Demi Moore arrive at the premiere of New Line Cinema's 'Valentine's Day' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 08: Actor Ashton Kutcher and wife actress Demi Moore arrive to the Los Angeles Premiere 'Valentine's Day' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on February 8, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - MAY 04: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend Time's 100 most influential people in the world gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on May 4, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Time Inc)
HOLLYWOOD - JUNE 01: (L-R) Producer Scott Aversano, actors Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, director Robert Luketic and actress Katherine Heigl arrive to the premiere of Lionsgate's 'Killers' held at ArcLight Cinema's Cinerama Dome on June 1, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
PASCHING, AUSTRIA - OCTOBER 29: Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher attend the photo call for their Charity Gala at PlusCity on October 29, 2010 in Pasching near Linz, Austria. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
US actress Demi Moore and husband actor Ashton Kutcher cuddle during the launch of a UN fund aimed at helping fight against human trafficking at the United Nations headquarters in New York, November 4, 2011. US actors Demi Moore and husband Ashton Kutcher launched the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children, as part of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), aimed to provide humanitarian, legal and financial help to victims of human trafficking. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)
REDONDO BEACH, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend the Freedom Awards and Freedom Rocks Event at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center on November 7, 2010 in Redondo Beach, California. (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actors Ashton Kutcher (L) and Demi Moore speak onstage at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards with presenting sponsor Lacoste held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on February 22, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for CDG)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend the launch party for 'Real Men Don't Buy Girls' at Steven Alan Annex on April 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: Actor Ashton Kutcher and actress Demi Moore attend the NewFront conference presented by Digitas and The Third Act at Skylight SOHO on June 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/WireImage for The NewFront)
Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend The Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at Urban Zen on June 9, 2011 in New York City.