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Ashton Kutcher calls former stepdaughter Rumer Willis 'amazing'

June 17, 2015
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Ashton Kutcher has once again praised his former stepdaughter Rumer Willis. The actor called the 26-year-old "amazing" after she wrote an essay on body confidence for Glamour US.

Showing he is still supportive of her, Ashton shared Rumer's article with his 17 million Facebook fans, writing: "It's amazing that you're telling your story and speaking up for other women."

In the personal essay, Rumer revealed that she struggled with insecurities about her appearance when she was growing up. The oldest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis also admitted that being in the public eye made her insecurities even worse.

It's amazing that you're telling your story and speaking up for other women.

Posted by Ashton Kutcher on Monday, 15 June 2015

"When you grow up in the public eye the way I did, everyone's looking at you and waiting for you to do something crazy or say something wrong or have a meltdown," she wrote. "I was constantly bullied because of my looks, so I struggled a lot with my body image. I wanted to have no butt; I wanted to have no boobs. For a long time I just wanted to look tiny and androgynous."

However she has since found her inner confidence and encouraged women to support rather than criticise each other.

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Ashton Kutcher was Rumer's stepfather until 2011

"We all need to stop bullying ourselves and being cruel to other women," Rumer wrote. "Attacking one another instead of supporting one another has become the norm. Life's hard enough as it is. Let's find strength in the fact that we're different and unique."

Ashton has kept in touch with Rumer following the end of his relationship with her mother Demi in 2011, and recently said he was "proud" of her success in the finale of Dancing with the Stars, as well as urging fans to vote for her.

Rumer went on to win the show with her professional dance partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy, and has since commemorated her achievement with a special tattoo.

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