Jessica Simpson Shares 'Unrecognizable' Photo Of Herself After 4 Years Of Sobriety

With the return of many early 2000s trends these days, queen of the early aughts Jessica Simpson deserves to be one of the more talked about celebrities. We've seen the singer through her life's ups and downs, and through it all, the 41-year-old has always maintained her wits about her.

Now, the singer is getting candid about her sobriety journey in an emotional new post.

I really admire how transparent Jessica Simpson is about how not perfect her life has been.

As fans may recall, Jessica released her emotional memoir last year.

"Open Book" shared many untold stories about Jessica's past and gave fans a new perspective on a celebrity we all thought we knew.

The book also touched on Jessica's struggle with substance abuse.

One of the stories Jessica shared is when she hit "rock bottom" on Halloween in 2017.

Jessica revealed to "People" that she had started drinking at 7:30 in the morning that day.

She explained that while her team was getting her ready in her Willie Nelson costume for the family's Halloween party that night, she felt herself "zoning out."

"I was terrified of letting them see me in that shape," Jessica said of her kids.

“I am ashamed to say that I don’t know who got them into their costumes that night," she continued.

"I slept in, afraid to see them, afraid I had failed them. I hid until they left, then drank."

A few days later, Jessica gathered her close circle of friends and told them: "I need to stop. Something’s got to stop. And if it’s alcohol that’s doing this and making things worse, then I quit."

"There’s no better gift I can give my kids, there’s no better gift I can give my husband. More importantly, there’s no better gift I can give myself," she said in her book.

Now, the mom of three is celebrating four years of sobriety with an emotional Instagram post, serving as an inspiration to not only herself but to her fans.

"This person in the early morning of Nov 1, 2017 is an unrecognizable version of myself. I had so much self discovery to unlock and explore," the 41-year-old worte alongside an old photo of herself.

"I knew in this very moment I would allow myself to take back my light, show victory over my internal battle of self respect, and brave this world with piercing clarity."

"Personally, to do this I needed to stop drinking alcohol because it kept my mind and heart circling in the same direction and quite honestly I was exhausted," she continued.

"I wanted to feel the pain so I could carry it like a badge of honor. I wanted to live as a leader does and break cycles to advance forward- never looking back with regret and remorse over any choice I have made and would make for the rest of my time here within this beautiful world."

"I can’t believe it has been 4yrs! It feels like maybe 2."

"I think that is a good thing. Ha. There is so much stigma around the word alcoholism or the label of an alcoholic. The real work that needed to be done in my life was to actually accept failure, pain, brokenness, and self sabotage."

"The drinking wasn’t the issue. I was. I didn’t love myself," Jessica added.

"I didn’t respect my own power. Today I do. I have made nice with the fears and I have accepted the parts of my life that are just sad."

"I own my personal power with soulful courage. I am wildly honest and comfortably open. I am free," she concluded.

We're so unbelievably proud of Jessica for making the right choice for herself and for her family!