“Tallulah was pretty much given an ultimatum,” a family insider told People magazine. “Her parents were about to take away everything from her.”
Tallulah, 20, allegedly checked herself into celebrity treatment centre The Meadows in Arizona in late July to deal with alcohol and substance abuse.
Demi and Bruce’s youngest daughter’s troubles go back years. A source says she was “adversely affected” by her parents’ divorce back in 2000, while a former high school classmate says her mother’s hospitalisation and subsequent rehab stint in 2012 also weighed heavily on her.
“When Demi was hospitalized, Tallulah didn’t show up to school for days because she was too embarrassed,” the classmate said. “She was very open about Demi’s issues and would sort of imply, ‘Of course I have issues too, look at my mum.’”
Tallulah – who is a fashion blogger and has appeared in her parents’ films The Whole Ten Yards, Bandits, and The Scarlet Letter – went quiet on social media on 23 July when she tweeted “bai bai”.
She made headlines earlier this month after appearing in her underwear in an effort to raise awareness about body dysmorphia, which she was diagnosed with when she was 13.
She discussed her teenage insecurities for a StyleLikeU video interview, which was posted on Monday. “I struggled a lot when I was younger,” she said.
“I was trapped in this body. I started starving myself and losing a bunch of weight and I got down to like 95 pounds. When I lost my curves… and I had no shape. It put me in even more of a cage.”
Bruce and Demi tied the knot in 1987 and were married for 11 years. They had three daughters together, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.