Rumer Willis shares how Bruce Willis becoming a grandfather has unlocked his ‘girl dad’ ways

Being a grandfather is special for Bruce Willis!

On Wednesday, the die hard the actor’s eldest daughter, 35 years old Rumer Willisgave an update on the superstar in between your diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) – and his latest role as grandfather to his 1-year-old daughter, Louetta.

“It’s so good,” Rumer told Hoda Kotb during an interview with Today. “I actually got to see him right before I came (to New York). And Lou was just starting to walk a little bit, and she was walking towards him, and it was so sweet.”

Rumer Willis says his daughter Louetta unlocks a sweet girl daddy spot in father Bruce Willis.Alberto E. Rodríguez/Getty Images

Rumer shared that interacting with his daughter brings out a sweet spot in Bruce.

“It’s really nice because I feel like my dad is like… he’s a girl dad, through and through. He almost unlocks that little boy, girl dad kind of thing. He’s so sweet to her.”

In addition to Rumer, Bruce and his ex-wife Demi Moore are parents of Explore32, and Tallulah30. The pulp fiction The star also shares daughters, Mabel, 12, and Evelyn, 9, with his wife, Emma Heming.

Rumer took to social media in April to celebrate her baby’s first birthday and He gave his followers a glimpse into his relationship with his dad.. Along with the photos of Louetta with other members of her family was a sweet photo of her held by her grandfather as he smiled.

Named Louetta (Louetta Isley Thomas Willis), according to her mother, is inspired by some of Bruce’s favorite things.

“His name is a mix of things I love,” Rumer shared during an Instagram Q&A last year. “I’ve always loved the name Lou, so I was thinking about it for both a boy and a girl, but when we found out she was a girl we came up with Louetta.”

She added of her and Derek’s baby name Richard Thomas: “We wanted to give him options and my dad and I’s favorite singers are Lou = Louis Armstrong, Etta = Etta James, Isley = Isley Brother(s).”

In 2023, Bruce’s family revealed that he had been diagnosed with FTDwhich is a dementia-related condition that primarily affects the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain and impacts a person’s personality, behavior and language, according to Mayo Clinic. The announcement came a year after the family shared that he was diagnosed with aphasia.

Rumer spoke openly about his family’s decision to continue speaking publicly about Bruce’s life with the condition.

she said in Today, “Our vulnerability and transparency as a family about what he is going through with me is very important because if it can have any impact on another family who is struggling in some way with something like this, or bring more attention to the disease in the hopes of finding a solution.” cure or anything that might be helpful to anyone else, I think that’s really important.”

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