Demi Moore: Divorce, aging, insecurity all a part of breakdown?
Obviously her widely talked about divorce was a contributing factor, but sources tell People magazine that Demi is also battling a poor self-image and is having difficulty coming to terms with her age. Demi Moore will be 50 in November and despite being stunningly beautiful her entire life she has felt immense pressure to stay that way as she ages.
“As Demi got older, she convinced herself that she needed to stay young and skinny to remain attractive to her husband,” says the source. Another source adds, “[Demi] was always fixated on being young. And the only thing that tied her to that, as she got older, was her marriage to a younger guy and hanging around young people.”
Us magazine published a story that backs up those claims saying that Demi recently was on the cougar hunt for 24-year-old heartthrob Zac Efron while “out of her mind” at a house party.
Yes, getting older is difficult, especially as a woman, I get it. Coming up on my 40th birthday next month (*gulp*), I’ll admit, I am a little freaked at the thought of aging as well. There are suddenly wrinkles on my face, sun spots on my skin and I can’t exactly eat what I want to anymore. It blows. However, as much as I bitch and moan about it, I’d never go back.
Perhaps Demi Moore needs a bit of advice from singing sensation Tori Amos, who is about the same age as Demi, but has a much, much healthier point of view on growing older gracefully and feeling beautiful in your own skin. She likens growing older to becoming a “classic car” (listen below at 03:00). Maybe a little worn, dented and unable to keep up with newer models, but still has much to offer the world.
A girlfriend sent me this clip recently, maybe because we are both huge Tori fans, maybe because she knows I am wigging out about turning 40. Regardless, what Tori says in this video definitely inspired me and made me love her even more. Ladies, you will love this.
Especially take note at 03:55 where Tori tells the reporter (and all of us):
“As you get older, don’t you capitulate to that thinking,” she says as her face turns dead serious. “You just, step into your grace. You step into it. And you know, the youngsters don’t have what YOU bring, which is an awareness, a knowledge. PLEASE, hold that head up high and just know, you can’t be 27 and be a great queen.”
Epic (and I hate that word) words to live by.
No matter what your age, I’d recommend you watch Ms. Amos and LISTEN to her words of wisdom. We only get one life, and “stepping into our grace” is the way to do it, sisters.
Demi, this one’s for you.