Jessica Simpson celebrates six years of sobriety as she shares unrecognizable throwback picture
Jessica Simpson re-shared a photo on Instagram that shows the exact moment she decided to give up drinking in 2017
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Jessica Simpson shared a photo from what appears to be the exact moment that she decided to give up drinking in 2017. The photo shows Simpson looking nearly unrecognisable as she seemingly had gained weight at the time.
The 43-year-old singer has admitted in the past few years that she had an "unhealthy relationship" with alcohol before she became sober. In 2020, she published her memoir, 'Open Book', in which discussed her experiences.
Jessica Simpson's sobriety journey hits six-year milestone
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Back in 2021, a year after her memoir was published, Jessica shared a picture of herself on Instagram along with a note about her sobriety journey.
Now that six years have passed since her 2017 decision to quit alcohol, she has re-shared that same post on her Instagram Story again.
Jessica, who has previously stated that she wanted to be sober in order to be a "role model" and "present" for her three children, shared the image on Thursday, November 2, on her Instagram Story. In it, she wrote, "6 years ago," as reported by Mirror.
Jessica Simpson wrote about 'unrecognizable version' of herself
At the time, Jessica had written: "This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore."
She further commented in her 2021 post: "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."
She adds, "I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor. 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."
Jessica went on to say in the caption at the time, "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 actor added, "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."
She concluded by telling her followers: "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."
Fans cheer Jessica Simpson as she celebrates sobriety milestone
After Jessica re-shared the post on her Instagram Story, it garnered even more praise. One of the user wrote, "So impressed with you. You are amazing and you will do well."
A different user chimed, "Thank you for sharing your story! It saves lives."
The last user penned, "Such an accomplishment for you and for those you love. So very glad that you are healthy and happy … and courageous enough to share your story to inspire others."