Over the weekend, many celebrities shared their Mother's Day posts with fans, but Tallulah Willis revealed much more behind why this day means so much more to her today than in years past. On top of her detailed insight, she explained that she often thinks about how she and her mom, Demi Moore, would have connected had she met Moore at the age of 26. In her sweet Instagram post, Willis held nothing back in revealing how she and her mom went three years without speaking to each other.
"Channeling love and strength to every mother to be, tired mamas, step moms, and mamas who've lost something precious. I'm sending it to anyone who struggles to celebrate a day when it reminds them of a loss," she started her lengthy post. "I didn't talk to my mom for almost 3 years and during that shattered time this day would transport me from fragmented pieces to absolute dust. I remember tearing up driving to work upon hearing a radio ad that cheerily recommend which 'perfume Mom would absolutely adore.' I digested the entire celebratory nature of the day as an insensitive slight to MY pain and MY story."
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Willis explained during an episode of Red Table Talk in 2019 that she felt "very forgotten" by her mother during the years of her marriage to actor Ashton Kutcher according to Entertainment Tonight. The two were married from 2005 to 2013. She confessed that she felt her mother "didn't love" her anymore, which started the downward spiral in their mother-daughter relationship.
Her post continued, "However, my story changed. Through a metamorphosis of inward self-reflection and a malleability to forgive, 3 years did not stretch to forever. The gratitude of that truth has never lost its potency. I am magnetically transfixed by my mother, if you know me personally you know the magnitude of her presence in my life." She continued to say that she believes if she met her mom in her mid-twenties, the two would share a lot of laughs together.
"I often wonder what kind of connection could be formed were I to meet the [26-year-old] Demi. I think we'd have a lot of laughter. The kind where you are silent and doubled over and gasping for a sliver of air," she added before concluding with, "The here and now is a day that started with a running hug to my maternal deity and a sloppy cheek kiss. I revel in all that you are [Demi Moore] and all that you continue to teach me. I witness what this day means for you, and where you came from. Every nook and cranny of you is worthy and gilded. I love you. Eternally your baby, tallulah belle."