In her 2020 memoir, Open E book, Simpson was candid about her struggles with alcohol and tablets, recalling her notorious “glitter cup” that she saved crammed with booze.
Within the ebook, she writes about making the choice to get sober. She’d had drinks at a Halloween get together, and didn’t really feel as much as serving to her children get into their costumes, so she hid.
“I used to be petrified of letting them see me in that form,” Simpson wrote within the memoir. “I’m ashamed to say that I do not know who acquired them into their costumes that night time.”
She took an Ambien, then slept within the subsequent morning to keep away from dealing with them. She drank once more. Then, mates came visiting and Simpson confronted her journey.
“I have to cease,” she writes that she recalled saying. “One thing’s acquired to cease. And if it is alcohol that is doing this and making issues worse, then I stop.”
Simpson burst onto the pop scene together with her first single, “I Wanna Love You Perpetually,” in 1999. Since then, she has sang and acted, taking part in each actuality TV and films like The Dukes of Hazzard. She’s been a topic of paparazzi fascination, and not too long ago shared that even now, she will get feedback about her weight, and says that folks nonetheless query her sobriety.
In a put up celebrating the five-year mark final yr, she wrote, “As a lot as I’ve realized to dam out harmful noise…peoples’ feedback and judgments can nonetheless damage deeply with their incessant nagging ‘you’ll by no means be ok.’”
“Crucial factor I’ve realized via the final 5yrs with out alcohol being a guard for escapism, is that I CAN and ALWAYS WILL get via it. I’m able to just about something I care sufficient about to place my thoughts to.”