Rumer Willis gave a first glimpse at her dad, Bruce Willis, on grandpa duty while celebrating the actor and her partner, Derek Richard Thomas, on Father’s Day.
“Fathers to the old and new,” she wrote alongside a carousel of Instagram photos, including one particularly poignant pic of the “Die Hard” star holding his granddaughter, Louetta. Others included Thomas with their baby.
“Seeing my father hold my daughter today was something I will treasure for the rest of my life,” she continued. “His sweetness and love for her was so pure and beautiful. Papa I’m so lucky to have you and so is Lou. Thank you for being the silliest, most loving, coolest Daddio a girl could ask for. Best Girl Dad in the game….”
The mom of one, 32, is the oldest daughter of Bruce from his first marriage to Demi Moore which ended in 2000. They also went on to have Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29.
In the same post, Rumer also paid tribute to her boyfriend with whom she shares Louetta, who was born in April.
“Happy 1st Father’s Day. Thank you for building a beautiful garden for Lou to play in and eat from. 🌱. Thank you for filling the house with music for her to hear 🎶 Thank you for all the late night diaper changes and silly faces.
“I’m so grateful our girl has a papa that loves her so much and someone so goofy and weird so she knows that’s ok for her to be too. Thank you for the greatest girl I could imagine in my wildest dreams🧡,” she wrote.
Following her post, celeb friends including Olivia Munn, Kathy Hilton and Ricki Lake left sweet comments and love heart emojis.
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The former action star was also celebrated by his former wife, Moore, and current wife, Emma Heming, on Father’s Day. Heming acknowledged that the actor’s relationship with his two youngest daughters, Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9, has changed because of his condition.
“Where it might not be ‘conventional,’ what he’s teaching them will span generations. Unconditional love, kindness, strength, compassion, patience, generosity, resilience,” she wrote on Instagram.
Just last month, Rumer’s sister Tallulah recently penned an essay about her father’s dementia diagnosis.
“Every time I go to my dad’s house, I take tons of photos — of whatever I see, the state of things. I’m like an archaeologist, searching for treasure in stuff that I never used to pay much attention to,” she wrote.
“I have every voicemail from him saved on a hard drive. I find that I’m trying to document, to build a record for the day when he isn’t there to remind me of him and of us.”
She added that Bruce still knows who she is and “lights up” when she enters the room.
In March 2022, Willis’ family announced in a joint statement that the beloved actor, 68, would be retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.
Almost a year later, the family shared an update revealing that “The Sixth Sense” star had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.