Rumer saw ‘dif­fer­ent side’ to mom in mem­oir

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Rumer Wil­lis feels “priv­i­leged” to have read Demi Moore’s new mem­oir as it in­tro­duced her to a dif­fer­ent side of her mother.

In In­side Out, the ac­tress can­didly opens up about her trou­bled per­sonal life, in­clud­ing her sub­stance abuse strug­gles, her mar­riages to ex-hus­bands’ bruce Wil­lis and ash­ton Kutcher, and be­ing raped at age 15 by a man who she al­leges paid her mother $500 to keep quiet about the in­ci­dent.

Speak­ing in the Wall Street Jour­nal’s WSJ mag­a­zine’s oc­to­ber is­sue, rumer ad­dressed how it felt to read about her mother’s tur­bu­lent life.

“I don’t know if I would use the word sur­pris­ing. It’s more like ... When a whole pic­ture of some­one’s life is painted — it made so much sense, to see her whole child­hood de­tailed,” she mused. “It was like hav­ing a bunch of puz­zle pieces put to­gether.

“When­ever your par­ents say some­thing like, ‘I was your age once and blah blah blah,’ when you’re younger you go, ‘yeah, but you don’t re­ally un­der­stand.’ It’s hard to imag­ine your par­ents as kids.”

How­ever, the Once Upon a Time ... in Hol­ly­wood star con­fessed she now feels “priv­i­leged” to un­der­stand her mother on a deeper level, and hopes the writ­ing will in­spire fans who may have ex­pe­ri­enced sim­i­lar is­sues.

“I feel like one of the most beau­ti­ful parts of her writ­ing this book is ev­ery­one who has been a fan of hers or who has loved her for so long will get to see all of those pieces, to see this vul­ner­a­ble and very beau­ti­ful and some­times in­tense side that they may not have seen be­fore,” she added.

In­side Out is avail­able now.

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