Bruce Willis and his growing family continue to melt us.
The ‘Die Hard’ star was the subject of a loving Father’s Day post from his daughter Rumer Willis, who became a mother in April, thanking her father – who was recently diagnosed with dementia – for “being the goofiest, loving and coolest daddio.” “a girl can only wish.”
“Fathers of the Old and the New” Rumer wrote on Instagram on Monday. “Seeing my father 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 so is Lou.”
“Best Girl Dad in the game,” she added.
The family announced in March 2022 that Willis was “retiring from acting” after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition he was diagnosed with affects communication skills. In February, it was reported that Willis’s condition had progressed to frontotemporal dementia.
The average life expectancy after the onset of FTD symptoms is seven to 13 years because of the increased risk of problems such as pneumonia, infections, and injuries. according to the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration. Willis’ family, including his ex-wife Demi Moore, have reportedly grown closer as a result of his health issues.
Rumer also thanked her boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas in her post for being so committed to their baby, Louetta Isley Thomas Willis. (The new father and professional musician has spent time jamming with Willis.)
“Thank you for creating a beautiful garden for Lou to play and eat in,” Rumer wrote. “Thank you for filling the house with music for her to hear. Thank you for all the late night diaper changes and goofy faces.”
“I’m so grateful that our girl has a daddy who loves her so much and someone so silly and weird that she knows that’s okay with her too,” she continued. “Thank you for being the most amazing girl I could have imagined in my wildest dreams. We love you.”
Willis was recently praised by his old pal Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said his Expendables co-star will “always be remembered as a ‘great star’ and a ‘kind man.’ However, the 68-year-old is still here, as his wife Emma Heming gratefully acknowledged on Sunday.
“Father’s Day is a time to reflect on my deep appreciation and respect for Bruce as I watch him father our little ones.” Heming wrote on Instagram. “Where it may not be ‘conventional,’ what he teaches them will last for generations.”
“Unconditional love, kindness, strength, compassion, patience, generosity, resilience,” she continued. “Happy Father’s Day to the greatest dad I know who will forever be the gift that will always be passed on to our family.”