Fans are in utter disbelief after Jessica Simpson posted a throwback image of herself to celebrate her sobriety. Marking six years without a drop of alcohol, Simpson reshared a candid image of herself on Instagram.
In the image, the Dukes of Hazzard film star seems distant, wearing a pink tracksuit and sporting a fuller face. “This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017, is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self-discovery to unlock and explore,” Simpson wrote alongside the somber image. “I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self-respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity.”
“I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor,” Simpson continued. “I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world.”
In her poignant post, Simpson openly acknowledged that the problem didn’t lie in the drinking itself, but within herself. She courageously confronted the “stigma” attached to the terms “alcoholism” and “alcoholic.”
Fans Were Quick to Comment on the Throwback Image of Jessica Simpson
Of course, fans rallied behind Simpson and her bold social media post, commenting underneath. “Inspirational & brave as hell!” a follower exclaimed. One fan noted that the caption was well-written. “The Jessica I (thought) I knew from TV is not capable of writing this eloquent, insightful, and well-constructed post. Wow,” they commented.
Another admirer noted how different Jessica Simpson looked in the 2017 image. “Wow that looks nothing like you,” they marveled. Finally, another fan pointed out how Simpson’s candid story would affect others struggling with substance abuse. “Thank you for courageously sharing your journey. You don’t know how many people you’ve helped,” they wrote.
In her 2020 memoir, Jessica Simpson bravely revealed her struggle with addiction to alcohol and pills. She acknowledged that her dependency was partly a result of the trauma she endured as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, which tragically started at the young age of 6. Open Book at one point was being adapted into a television show. Reportedly, it was to star Katelyn Tarver and John Stamos. However, the project was shelved earlier this year.
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