Demi Moore is the perfect spokeswoman for her new movie Flawless because, well, that's how she always looks. Whether by nature or nurture, Demi achieves it yet again for the cover of Harper's Bazaar. Inside she poses with her three girls, who are quickly becoming starlets of their own (looking at you, Rumer). In the article she talks about her unusual family dynamic and what it means to be a role model. Ashton chimes in, too. Here are highlights:
- On why women look up to her: I have tried to approach my life with a desire to face my own fears and insecurities, you know, to blast through my limitations and then take what I have learned and find ways to share that with others. Sharing is the greatest gift we can give ourselves, and, believe me, whatever I may have done so far, I have barely scratched the surface of what I am capable of doing.
- On Ashton and her girls: He initiated the discussion. He jumped in and said, "I want you to know that I don't take coming into children's lives lightly." That was within the first couple of weeks of our relationship, before he had met the girls. They are my priority, and I've always been sensitive to their feelings, but as the parent you can't allow your children to dictate what's right for you.
- On the dynamic with Bruce: Look, I'm the product of divorced parents, and my brother and I were the pawns in my parents' game. I never wanted that for my kids. At that time, I could not have seen what a gift that situation was, but without that experience, I would not have known there was a different choice to make in my own divorce . . . You know, I didn't get married and have children so I could get a divorce, get remarried, and get along with my ex-husband. But since that is what happened, I am grateful it turned out this way.
- Ashton on Bruce: He's a great guy. Great guys make great friends. I just had to get over my ego, which was screaming, "This guy used to sleep with your woman," and I listened instead to the little voice inside that was whispering, "This guy loves and cares about your woman." Once I did that, it was a cakewalk.
Man, that makes me love Ashton. I have to say that I'm always impressed seeing how genuinely amazing the whole situation seems for everyone involved (and the incredible amount of maturity on all parts). Not too many people can work that out.