Demi Moore 'feels safe with best friend'
Demi Moore "knows she's safe" when she spends time with her buddy Eric Buterbaugh.
The 49-year-old actress and the florist have been friends for several years.
Demi, who recently completed a stint in rehab after being hospitalised for "exhaustion", is deeply appreciative of Eric's support during this difficult period in her life.
"She knows she's safe when she's with him," a source told People magazine. "He has been a great friend of Demi's forever."
Demi's bond with her homosexual friend is profound. At times the actress considers Eric to be more of a sibling than a confidante.
"He loves her like a sister and he treats her like gold," the source added. "He's like a gay husband."
When Demi's spirits are low, Eric always finds a way to brighten her mood.
"He always tells her how beautiful she is," the source said. "Eric loves Demi unconditionally, and they have a lot of fun together. He makes her laugh."
Demi arrived back in Los Angeles this week after checking out of her rehabilitation centre and briefly vacationing in the Caribbean.
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