'You are so cool': Pregnant Rumer Willis marks dad Bruce Willis' birthday with sweet tribute post
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Rumer Willis, who is expecting her first child with partner Derek Richard Thomas, celebrated Bruce Willis' 68th birthday with her loved ones on Sunday. In an Instagram Story, the pregnant woman cozies up to her father, laying her head on his shoulder and putting her palm on his chest, her eyes closed and a grin on her face. The 'Die Hard' star, who was recently diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, is pictured putting an arm around her, wearing a gray sweater and denim.
Rumer also posted a touching homage to the actor on Instagram, showing her entire family — including mom Demi Moore, Bruce's wife, Emma Heming Willis, and all of her sisters — singing to him on his birthday. "Happy Birthday Daddio I love you to the 🌙 You are so cool," she captioned the post.
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The entire family came together to celebrate
Demi Moore, Willis' ex-wife, also posted a video to Instagram of the group, which included his five children delighting him with a performance before presenting him with a pie. Tallulah shared several pictures from the meeting as well as an additional birthday post, and Scout paid a passionate homage to her father on Instagram, writing, "It's his birthday so send all of your love, tenderness, care, and prayer to his way for a moment!" Happy birthday, Pisces monarch, master of duality, action hero symbol, and tender girl parent, to one of my closest pals. What a blessing to have this guy as my father and learn so much from him about living, joy, mischief, and creativity." Willis' wife Emma later posted a picture of him with his band of women to her Instagram story, captioning it, "It was a good day."
'He's determined to remain coherent'
Rumer's infant on board has placed Bruce over the moon, according to a source close to the actor, and has left him striving to establish a relationship with his grandson. "He's determined to remain coherent and lucid for as long as possible so his grandchild can have some happy memories of a grandfather who was present and active in his or her life," according to the source. Bruce, who is in a battle against time, wants to ensure that Rumer's baby will receive the best treatment possible.
Last week, the pregnant 'House Bunny' star and Thomas celebrated with family and friends at a baby shower hosted by her mother, Demi Moore, and her sisters in Los Angeles. Rumer and Thomas appeared together at the small event, to which she wore a tailored white off-the-shoulder dress and left her curly locks loose.
They were accompanied by friends such as Peta Murgatroyd, another expectant mother, and Stephanie Shepherd. Tallulah, Scout, Evelyn, and Mabel Willis were also spotted attending their sister's celebration, and they looked thrilled to welcome a new baby into the family. Moore and Heming, were both present to support Rumer despite her father's absence.