Bruce Willis’ Daughter Rumer Marks Father’s Day Amid Aphasia Battle

Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis
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Father’s Day fun. Rumer WillisA few throwback photos were shared with her dad. Bruce WillisTo celebrate the actor’s victory over aphasia.

“Daddio. What a privilege it’s every day to be your little girl. I love you so much,” the 33-year-old actress wrote via Instagram on Sunday, June 19. “You are the coolest cat in town 😎.”

The first of Rumer’s three photos showed the father-daughter duo enjoying a beach day, with the then-toddler sitting on Bruce’s shoulders. Rumer sat on the couch with her dad in a second shot. Rumer and the other two were seen on the final slide of this carousel. Sixth SenseStar, now 67, poses in the woods.

Rumer Willis Praises Dad Bruce Amid His Aphasia Battle

Rumer and Bruce Willis pose in a throwback family photograph.
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Rumer is Bruce’s eldest daughter and ex-wife. Demi Moore. The former couple also shares Scout Willis, 30, and Tallulah Willis, 28. After his 2000 split with Moore, now 59 years old, the Die HardActor married Emma Heming WillisIn 2009, he married Evelyn, now 8 years old, and they had two daughters, Mabel (10 now) and Evelyn (8 now).

Earlier this year, the blended family announced Bruce would be stepping away from the spotlight after he was diagnosed with aphasia, a cognitive disorder which impacts a person’s ability to communicate. “We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him,” an Instagram statement signed by Moore, Heming Willis and their respective children read in March. “As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.”

After the Red star’s health struggles made headlines, a source exclusively told Us Weekly Bruce felt “blessed” to have the support of his big brood. “They’re all pulling together, and that’s what matters,” the insider noted. “Emma, the girls and Demi are all united in being there for Bruce and ensuring he has the best possible treatment.”

The 44-year-old model, in particular, has been “an absolute rock” for her husband. “Not a day goes by that Bruce doesn’t tell her how lucky he feels to have her in his life,” the source added.

Heming willis recently spoke out about caring to the Armageddon actor, admitting that it hasn’t always been easy. “I put my family’s needs above my own, which I found does not make me any kind of hero,” she told The Bump. “That amount of care for everyone else within my household had taken a toll on my mental health and overall health. And it served no one in my family.”

The Perfect Stranger star noted that she made an effort to consider her own needs, adding, “I think it’s important to find that one thing that makes you feel good and build from there.”

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