All eyes were on Demi Moore at the Celebration of Women in Cinema Gala event during the Venice Film Festival on Sept. 4.
Dressed in a slinky, white cut-out Monot gown, the age-defying actress stunned onlookers as she posed for photos and hung out with close pal, Kate Hudson.
“Demi caused quite a stir,” says a source. “She looks absolutely incredible.”
At 58, the star has a new lease on life. A decade after her painful split from actor Ashton Kutcher, the source says the mom-of-three (she shares Rumer, 33, Scout, 30, and Tallulah, 27, with ex husband Bruce Willis) has undergone a plastic surgery refresh and has big plans to shake up her movie career. She’s also been playing the field romantically.
“Demi’s finally at the point where she doesn’t feel like she has to live up to anyone else’s expectations,” dishes the source. “She’s feeling really good about herself and is ready to put herself out there again.”
The Striptease actress — who recently starred in a bathing suit ad campaign for Andie swimwear alongside her three daughters — does daily yoga sessions followed by mediation, and sticks to a raw, vegan diet. “She’s ditched all sugar, caffeine and gluten, and sips hot water with lemon when she needs a pick-me-up,” says the source, adding that all her hard work has clearly paid off. “She’s in fantastic shape.”
The high profile actress has no shortage of suitors, either. “She’s dating around and loving it,” says the source. Her last serious relationship was with drummer Sean Friday, but they split after two years together in 2015.
“She’d been single for nearly seven years, so this is quite a change for her,” explains the source, who goes on to say there is one particular guy who’s caught her eye.
“She met someone she really likes, but they’re keeping it under wraps,” the source says, adding that the romance is “nowhere near serious.”
In her typical fashion, she’s sticking to younger men for now. “Demi’s picky and is only interested in guys who take care of themselves. She just finds the younger ones more attractive and more interesting,” the source comments candidly. “The physical connection is very important to her, and she’s also looking for someone who has a good sense of humor and a healthy outlook on life.”
“Demi made some bad choices after the divorce and it affected relationships with her loved ones,” notes the source. “But thankfully, she got back on track.”
Writing Inside Out was definitely a turning point. “Demi realized she needed to work on herself and get healthy,” the source reveals. “She spent time in Idaho looking after herself and living a low-key life with her dogs and working on her memoir.”
Now, she’s not looking back: “Some may think Demi’s getting a little out of control with all the sexy photos she posts and her erotic podcast Dirty Diana, but she doesn’t do things in half measures.”
Still, the G.I. Jane star doesn’t see anything wrong in putting herself out there. “She feels free and ready to get wild," adds the source, "and have some fun.”