Lex Jurgen - July 4, 2017
Rumer Willis celebrated six months of sobriety in a very public humble brag on Instagram. Not that you shouldn't be proud of being second or third longest running un-drunk in your nuclear family, but the notoriety seems like an undue pressure.
Rumer's younger sister, Tallulah Willis, currently lists herself as two years sober, while mom is missing her front teeth so put her down for "undetermined" on the AA chip count. Scout Willis isn't picking up her phone. Change her column default to "hours". This puts Rumer smack dab in the middle of the family tree where gin and juice run like maple.
"I will be the first one to say I'm not perfect and I mess up sometimes and every once in a while I get it right but I wanted to share this because I am really proud of myself."
No doubt it's an effort not to drink when you're a rich celebrity kid from a family of drunks. Nature and nurture are both eighty proof. The track record for the Drew Barrymore tagalongs is pretty poor. Though by her late 20's Barrymore could point to actual work on her resume. The Willis daughters are more artists in the absinthe and sleep until noon variety.
All the known sustainable cures for alcoholism involves a ton of work. That seems unlikely for a group of girls who really don't have to. The forever family stipends are a four star safety net. It's a luxury to be a drunk on high end hooch. Bruce Willis is trying to do it right with his new family. Mostly be keeping them away from his previous family. Sometimes you have to kill your darlings. Literally.
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