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Bruce Willis and actress Rumer Willis attend the dedication and unveiling of a new soundstage mural celebrating 25 years of "Die Hard" at Fox Studio Lot on January 31, 2013 in Century City, California© Getty Images

Bruce Willis' playful personality comes through in tender photo with daughter Rumer

The Die Hard star shares three daughters with ex Demi Moore, and two with wife Emma Heming

Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
Updated: June 18, 2024
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Bruce Willis' famous family came together to celebrate him this Father's Day, with his ex-wife Demi Moore and his current wife Emma Heming sharing a slew of memories of him as a girl dad.

The 69-year-old actor has receded from the spotlight in recent years due to his diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia, and the women in his family have been his biggest champions.

The latest tender tribute came from none other than Rumer Willis, the oldest of his three daughters with ex Demi, who shared a sweet throwback in his honor.

The photo highlighted the Die Hard star's cheeky personality and love for his girls, as a baby Rumer, now 35, played with his hair. "Just cause every day we should celebrate Father's Day for you papa," she captioned it.

Fans responded with loving compliments as well, like: "Your dad is the best! King B will always have a special place in my life," and: "Eeeee! So sweet! Baby Rumor! We see little Lou in there!" as well as: "Oh my how priceless."

She also added a very special tribute to her boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas, with whom she shares her daughter Louetta "Lou" Isley Thomas, who is now 14 months old, including a message from Derek to his daughter, and one from the girls to him.

Rumer Willis shares a throwback with dad Bruce Willis in honor of Father's Day© Instagram
Rumer shared a throwback with dad Bruce in honor of Father's Day

"I love you, Louetta. Thank you for changing my life and transforming me into a better person," the musician's tribute to his daughter read. "Being your father is the greatest joy of my life." 

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"It's an honor to be your guide as you teach me how to live. Thank you for existing and thank you to your mother @rumerwillis for being my loving partner on this journey of parenthood." 

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He continued: "I love you both. And thank you my father, my grandfathers and my many chosen fathers in this life who have selflessly given me their attention and love and for making me who I am."

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Rumer and Lou's words for Derek were just as touching, as it read: "Derek, Lou is so lucky to have a papa that loves her so much. I am so grateful she has a dad that encourages and helps to cultivate her sense of wonder and play and teaches her it's okay to get dirty and run barefoot in the grass. Happy Fathers Day. Love your girls, Rue and Lou."

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) (L-R) Emma Heming, Rumer Willis, father Bruce Willis, sister Tallulah Belle Willis, mother Demi Moore and sister Scout LaRue Willis pose backstage as Rumer makes her broadway debut as "Roxie Hart" in Broadway's "Chicago" on Broadway at The Ambassador Theater on September 21, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)© Getty Images
Bruce shares three daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore, those being Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah

The actress was recently a guest on the Today Show, and spoke with Hoda Kotb about seeing her father, despite his struggles with his health, get so involved in baby Lou's milestones.

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Mentioning how Lou, who is now learning to walk, would gravitate so much to her grandfather, she gushed: "Lou is just starting to walk a little bit, and she was walking over to him, and it was so sweet!"

Photo shared by Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming Willis of with daughter Mabel ray and Evelyn Penn in honor of the latter's 10th birthday on May 5, 2024© Instagram
With wife Emma, he shares daughters Mabel and Evelyn

She also spoke about how good Demi and Bruce were as grandparents, adding: "Honestly, seeing them with her, it almost unlocks all of these childhood memories because being a grandparent is the best. They have all of the love and joy without any of the responsibilities, they get to just spoil her!"

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