Jessica Simpson Looks Back On “Unrecognizable”Self before sobriety

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“It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha,”She wrote. “There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage. The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself. I didn’t respect my own power.”

“Today I do,”She continued. “I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad. I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free.”

Simpson has discussed her past alcohol abuse before, including in Open Book. In her memoir, the fashion mogul recalled a day when she had been drinking and was unable to get daughter Maxwell, 9 and son Ace, 8, whom she shares with husband Eric JohnsonReady for Halloween 2017

“I was terrified of letting them see me in that shape,”Simpson shares 2-year old daughter with her mother BirdieThe former football player wrote Per Today. “I am ashamed to say that I don’t know who got them into their costumes that night.”