The 48-year-old actress said Monday on Today that it was "a handsome thing" to connect with Moore and her daughters, Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, and Tallulah Willis, during a new episode of Red Table Talk.
"The addiction and the co-dependency... like my addiction to Ashton - that was probably nearly more devastating because it took me seriously away emotionally", Moore said on Monday's Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch.
Moore explained that she desperately wanted to fit a mould for the kind of woman that Kutcher was looking for in a relationship.
'It was champagne, it was very sweet.
Six months into the pregnancy.
"I was there in the other room with 911 panicking because I'm like, either my mom is gonna die and I'm not gonna be in the room and I'm gonna feel the guilt of that for the rest of my life, or I'm gonna be there and see this image of my mom that I will never get out of my head", she says, as Demi looks at her somberly. "Something very deep inside me shifted then, and it never shifted back". So she got some scary a- apartment'. "I feel she was this bigger than life being, and she or he was - I imply, I'm fully obsessed together with her". All of the adults around us, in an effort to protect us, were protecting her. "Like I love her more than anything".
Rumer confessed that the marriage her mother had with Kutcher made her feel bad. I felt very forgotten and I feel like I developed and nurtured a narrative where she didn't love me and I truly believed it. "She never gave up on us, and she was always there". The feeling of it was just like death on my bones. "I had no care".
Rumer and Scout made a decision to intervene and Tallulah agreed to a reunion with their mother Demi after they had not spoken for over three years. Her own mother was addicted to pills.
"It's like the sun went down and like, a monster came", Tallulah said of the times Demi would drink. Regarding her daughters, she said that Rumer stayed angry for most of the time.
"I think also, when she wanted to have another baby and then it wasn't happening, and there was so much focus on that, it was like, 'Oh, well we're not enough'".
It's a topic Moore delves into at length in her best-selling memoir, "Inside Out", and that she has spoken to journalists about, but not one that she has previously scrutinized with her daughters on such a public platform.
She said that she had a relapse amid a miscarriage during her 2005-2011 marriage to Kutcher, and had a seizure at a party in 2012 as result of consuming nitrous oxide and synthetic cannabis. She mentioned that there was a point when her mother's friends had started calling her. "I actually think it is one of the cornerstone episodes for Red Table Talk because I am a child of an addict, so is Demi. It was not the mother that we had grown up with".