Jessica Simpson "I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free"

Jessica Simpson took to Instagram Monday to celebrate her 4-year sobriety, sharing her truth sans makeup in a photo from 2017 that kickstarted her “personal power with soulful courage” journey.

“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. 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 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.


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Simpson,41, whose best-seller Open Book debuted in 2020, reflects on the time that has passed to get to a healthier version of herself.

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. 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.

Today, Simpson is in a much better space and likes the person she’s become, even accepting the less than glamourous moments that are still part of her growth.

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.”

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