Jessica Simpson Shockingly Unrecognizable in Photo From Pre-Sober Day

Marking four years of her sobriety, the ‘Dukes of the Hazzard’ star admits back when she was struggling with alcoholism, ‘the drinking wasn’t the issue,’ but she was.

AceShowbizJessica Simpson has given an honest look at her struggles with alcoholism. Marking four years of her sobriety, the singer-turned-fashion designer has shared a glimpse of her on one of her bad days when she was still hooked on booze.

On Monday, November 1, the 41-year-old star made use of Instagram to let out a picture of her looking shockingly “unrecognizable.” In the image, she rocked a pink sweatshirt and sweatpants and sat on a cushion as her face looked puffy.

In the caption, the “Irresistible” singer reflected on her journey to sobriety. “This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself,” she penned. “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.”

Jessica then acknowledged her issues as noting, “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 continued, “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.”

“I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2. I think that is a good thing. Ha,” she celebrated her sobriety, before trying to enlighten others on the matter, “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,” the former “Fashion Star” judge went on admitting, “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 previously opened up about her struggles with alcohol and drug addictions in her memoir “Open Book”. She also revealed she was sexually abused as a child and that the trauma from abuse, coupled with stress over her career, led her to become dependent on alcohol and drugs.

“I was killing myself with all the drinking and pills,” she wrote in her 2020 memoir. She added in the book, “Giving up the alcohol was easy. I was mad at that bottle. At how it allowed me to stay complacent and numb.”

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