Rumer Willis, the oldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, is praising her younger sister Tallulah, 20, for having the strength to seek treatment for the various issues she has been suffering from.
“I’ve actually been so impressed and blown away by her strength and her openness and willingness,” Rumer told People magazine. “Not only to move past things but also to share herself with other people.”
In early September, Tallulah returned to her home after spending six weeks in a treatment facility for her eating disorder and body dysmorphia, which she discussed candidly in a video interview.
“I’m diagnosed with body dysmorphia [because of] reading those stupid f—ing tabloids when I was like 13, feeling like I was just ugly, always,” Tallulah said in the video. “I believed the strangers more than the people who loved me, because why would the people who love me be honest?”
Rumer blames Tallulah growing up in Los Angeles for the majority of her body issues. Rumer spent her childhood and teenage years in Idaho, but her younger sisters grew up in the spotlight in L.A.
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“They kind of grew up more here, so in a way, it’s interesting because they’ve had such a different experience than I had,” Rumer said. “They moved out to L.A. when they were younger, so they were kind of exposed to everything a lot more.”
Tallulah, the Clothing Coven fashion blogger, hopes that by sharing her story she can help others going through the same things she did. “If I can use any of the pain that I’ve gone through, and if … when other girls read it they can be healed a little, even if it’s the smallest piece, by something I’ve written or the way I’ve written it, that’s very, very important to me.”