It takes all kinds –
August 21, 2020 – Jessica Simpson is about to celebrate a major milestone: She’s been sober for nearly three years. The singer and author called in to “The Jess Cagle Show” on SiriusXM on Thursday and opened up about her struggle with alcoholism, her memoir called “Open Book” and her road to sobriety.
“It’s almost been three years which is crazy. I mean, it’s awesome,” she told Jess Cagle and Julia Cunningham.
During the interview, the 40-year-old recalled her motivation for confronting her alcohol addiction and making a huge shift in her lifestyle.
“I was at that point in my life where my kids were growing older and they were watching every move that I made. I just really wanted clarity,” she said. “I wanted to understand myself because I didn’t even realize how much I was drinking and how much I was suppressing. I thought it was making me brave, I thought it was making me confident, and it was actually the complete opposite, it was silencing me.”
Simpson, whose husband also stopped drinking in solidarity, emphasized the critical role that therapy played in her road to sobriety and revealed that the process helped her reconnect with herself. The mother of three also gave an update on how she’s handling the stress of the coronavirus pandemic and keeping up with her sobriety.