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Jessica Simpson marks four years of sobriety with ‘unrecognisable’ picture

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Singer and actress Jessica Simpson has marked four years of being sober, by sharing a picture from the day she decided to stop drinking.

The 41-year-old, who has appeared in films such as The Dukes Of Hazzard and Employee Of The Month, said that drinking made her “exhausted” and that now she is “free”.

Sharing a photo to Instagram and Twitter from 1 November 2017, Simpson wrote in a lengthy thread: “This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognisable version of myself. I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore.

“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.

“Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted. I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honour.

“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.”

She added: “I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic.

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“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. 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.”

Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have three children together. Pic: AP
Image: Jessica Simpson and Eric Johnson have three children together. Pic: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP

The star was known for her pop career in the late nineties and early noughties and has released seven studio albums – several of which went platinum.

Simpson is married to former NFL player Eric Johnson and has three children, but it was her previous marriage to Nick Lachey which made her a household name.

MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica followed the pair’s relationship up until their divorce in 2005, and helped thrust her into the limelight.

She went on to write books and launch a successful fashion brand in the following years, thought to be worth millions of dollars.

 Sky News

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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