"She sought out love and affection and wanted to find true love with [husband] Simon [Monjack] after a slew of messy relationships." Murphy died on Sunday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 32. She had been engaged at least twice, to actor Ashton Kutcher and production assistant Joe Macaluso.
According to the insider, Murphy had her share of personal problems. "Brittany was not the healthiest person, and had Hollywood demons," said the insider. "She was very hard on herself. She wanted more work, bigger roles, and married Simon quickly because she wanted the comfort she thought a husband could give her."