Jessica Simpson opens up about childhood abuse and addiction issues

John Mayer and Jessica Simpson in 2007

Hello, my life. I thought, ' Simpson recalled in her book about falling in love at first sight. I was mad at that bottle. "We never stayed at my parents' friends house again but we also didn't talk about what I had said".

"Again and again, he told me he was obsessed with me, sexually and emotionally", Simpson writes in her memoir, according to People.

Simpson says that she was sharing a bed with the daughter of a family friend, and the abuse began with tickling on her back before it escalated into things that were "extremely uncomfortable".

"When he proposed in 2002, I said yes", she wrote.

But it was the therapy that the star struggled with, writing: "With work, I allowed myself to feel the traumas I'd been through". It wasn't until she was 12 years old and on a auto trip with her mom and dad that she told them what had occurred. Her mother slapped father's arm exclaiming, "I told you something was happening".

"Dad kept his eye on the road and said nothing", Simpson writes in the book.

Fame followed, with a singing career and the reality TV show Newlyweds, which documented her three-year marriage to Nick Lachey.


While the candid memoir doesn't hit store shelves until February 4, fans are already praising the 39-year-old for her decision to speak up about her experiences. When it came to getting Maxwell and their son Ace into their costumes - as a cowboy and a princess - Simpson said she was too intoxicated to help. She told friends, "I need to stop".

"Something's got to stop", she continued. "And if it's the alcohol that's doing this, and making things worse, then I quit".

The couple hosts an annual family-friendly Halloween party for friends, but as Simpson's team got her ready - in her Willie Nelson outfit - later that the same day, the start was "zoned out".

She's now married to former American football player Eric Johnson, with whom she has three children. However, the dependency later prompted her doctor to tell her her life was in danger. I found direction and that was to walk straight ahead with no fear. "Honesty is hard", she says, "but it's the most rewarding thing we have". "And getting to the other side of fear is attractive".

While Jessica Simpson has generally enjoyed a squeaky-clean image, she admits in a new memoir that her real life was anything but.

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