Demi Moore Covers Harper's Bazaar February 2012: PHOTOS, VIDEO

demi talks body image in harpers

Demi Moore appears on the cover and in the pages of the February issue of Harper's Bazaar.  The photo shoot and interview took place just a week after she split with husband Ashton Kutcher.

The issue, slated to hit newsstands on January 17, sheds light on Demi's thoughts about relationships in general and how her body image has evolved.

Moore and Amanda de Cadenet are executive producers of The Conversation, a new Lifetime series that will feature high-profile stars who talk about the daily challenges they face as women.  Already lined up to appear when the show premieres this spring are Lady Gaga, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jane Fonda.

The pair sat down for a casual interview that appears in the Feb. issue of HB.   Moore shed light on her worst fear, "What scares me is that I'm going to ultimately find out at the end of my life that I'm really not loveable, that I'm not worthy of being loved.  That there's something fundamentally wrong with me."

Her definition of freedom is "truly being in the moment.  Not reflecting on the past.  Not projecting into the future.  Not caring more about what other people think than what you think."

The actress picked up a great deal of negative press over her significant weight loss while dealing with Kutcher's infidelity.  She admits, "I have had a love-hate relationship with my body.  When I'm at greatest odds with my body, it's usually because I feel my body's betraying me.... struggling with my weight, feeling that I couldn't eat what I wanted to eat."

The good news is that she has made peace with her body image demons.  She claims, "I sit today in a place of greater acceptance of my body, and that includes not just my weight but all of the things that come with your changing body as you age... I never imaged somebody would be saying to me, 'You're too thin, and you don't look good.'"

Check out more photos and video after the jump:

Photos:  More photos at Harper's Bazaar