Rumer Willis, the talented actress and daughter of Hollywood icon Bruce Willis, recently touched the hearts of her followers by sharing a heartwarming tribute to her dad for Father’s Day.
This tribute from Rumer holds immense significance, especially given the challenges the Willis family is facing after Bruce was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year.
Rumer Willis celebrates Bruce Willis as the best dad daughter in the game
On InstagramRumer, who recently became a mother herself, posted a treasured photo capturing the special moment between her father, Willis, and newborn granddaughter, Louetta Isley.
In the photo, the legendary actor was seen wearing a plaid shirt, black cap and black trousers as he cradled his first grandchild as they both looked away of the camera. In another snap, Rumer joined the duo, holding her daughter in her arms as she lovingly hugged her father.
The 34-year-old beamed a light blue polka dot skirt paired with a yellow cardigan. In the accompanying caption, Rumer praised the “Red” actor, writing, “Seeing my dad hold my daughter today was something I will cherish for the rest of my life. His sweetness and love for her was so pure and beautiful. Dad, I’m so lucky to have you and Lou.
She concluded her touching tribute by adding, “Thank you for being the silliest, most loving and coolest dad a girl could ask for. Best girl dad in the game.”
The 34-year-old didn’t stop there. She also took the opportunity to greet her boyfriend, Derek Richard Thomas, on his first Father’s Day. The post featured footage of Thomas reading with his Louetta and another in a face mask.
“Thank you for filling the house with music for her to hear 🎶 Thank you for all the late night diaper changes and silly faces,” reads an excerpt from her tribute.
She expressed her gratitude for the unique qualities Derek brings to their daughter’s life, embracing their collective awkwardness and celebrating their journey as parents. “Thank you for the biggest girl I could ever imagine in my wildest dreams. We love you 🧡,” she concluded.
As fans may recall, Rumer welcomed her daughter on April 18, not confirming the news until a week after she was born. The delighted mum took to Instagram to share a heartwarming photo of the newborn in all her magic while revealing her name.
Alongside a photo of her mini-me cradled under a brown blanket, she wrote, “Louetta Isley Thomas Willis ✨ You are pure magic. Born at home on Tuesday April 18. You are more than us never dreamed of it ✨ In no time, the post was flooded with congratulatory messages.
Proud grandmother Demi Moore shared: ‘Pure love for this little bird’, while her mother-in-law Emma Heming Willis, wife of Bruce, celebrated Rumer and her baby by writing: ‘Omg we love so much.”
Bruce joins the Willis clan and embarks on a heartwarming adventure at Disneyland
A few weeks before Father’s Day, fans got special treatment when Bruce was seen thriving and in good spirits in public.
The ‘Armageddon’ star’s second wife, Emma Heming, has shared a video capturing a memorable Clan Willis trip to Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Heming’s daughters, Mabel and Evelyn, were joined by their older sisters, Rumer, Tallulah and Scout,
The heartwarming clip featured the beloved children’s song “Zip-a-dee-doo-dah” in the background, showing the family group ride on Splash Mountain, a popular theme park attraction. The ‘Die Hard’ actor was seen with his youngest daughters on a merry-go-round with a wide grin on his face.
Rumer, Tallulah and Scout Willis also beamed with joy as they struck playful poses while cruising through the water in a log-shaped boat. They all wore matching white t-shirts adorned with the beloved and iconic Disney character, Mickey Mouse, adding a touch of unity and magic to their experience.
Fans seeing Bruce was a big relief given that last year his family shared the heartbreaking news that Bruce Willis was battling a degenerative brain disease.
Initially diagnosed with aphasia in March 2022, the family revealed in February 2023 that he had since been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, a condition they described as “cruel” and currently untreated. Nevertheless, he remained surrounded by love.