Bruce Willis Cradles His Baby Granddaughter In First Photos Together Shared By Rumer Willis

Bruce Willis is best known for his time as an actor. Sadly, the star announced his retirement on March 30, 2022, but has since received plenty of support from his fans, friends, and family members. Bruce had been a pivotal figure in the acting world for more than 40 years, which is why fans and loved ones were left heartbroken when they heard the news that he was retiring. During his acting career, Bruce appeared in a variety of films and television shows. Some of his most popular films include “Pulp Fiction,” “Armageddon,” “The Sixth Sense,” “Looper” and the “Die Hard” franchise.

Bruce has been married two times and is the father of five daughters. He first married actress Demi Moore in 1987, and the two had three daughters together: Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, and Tallulah Willis. Although the couple was regarded as a Hollywood powerhouse, they ended up divorcing in 2000 but have remained good friends and great co-parents ever since.

Rumer has gone on to become a star in her own right. Born on Aug. 16, 1988, Rumer grew up with a similar love for the entertainment industry, just like her famous parents. She has appeared in films and TV shows, including “Hostage,” “The House Bunny,” “Sorority Row,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and “90210.”

With Bruce experiencing memory loss, among many other health bouts, the Willis household is in need of a light of joy in their lives. After a very public pregnancy, Rumer gave birth to her first daughter, as shared on her Instagram account. And when Bruce finally had the chance to meet his first grandchild, he was completely over the moon. Read on to learn more about the Willis family, Rumer’s pregnancy, and see the heartwarming photos of Bruce and his granddaughter!

On Dec. 20, 2022, Moore’s eldest daughter Rumer took to social media to announce her impending pregnancy with her partner Derek Richard Thomas with a carousel of black and white photos. One photo showed Thomas giving Rumer’s baby bump a kiss, and another with his face full of joy and excitement. A third photo showed Rumer’s silhouette with the bump in full view as she stood by a window.

The child is Bruce and Moore’s first grandchild. The photos were reposted by proud mom Moore, who delightfully captioned her post, “Entering my hot kooky unhinged grandma era.”

In March 2023, Rumer and Thomas had a baby shower in Los Angeles that was thrown by Moore, Scout, and Tallulah, as reported by PEOPLE. The parents-to-be performed together at the intimate party. And during an appearance on the “Bathroom Chronicles” podcast in February 2023, Rumer revealed that being a mom was something she always wanted.

“It’s like one of those weird things that I know sometimes people have such clarity about, like ‘Oh, I want to be a musician, I want this,’ and it was never a question for me that I wanted to be a mom,” she said.

She added, “And that just felt like such a divine purpose and something that when I started thinking about it, felt like such joy.”

The actress mentioned how lucky she was to be surrounded by such a loving and supportive family. “I’m so grateful that I’m so close with my family and I get to rely on them for support,” Rumer said. “It’s fun to be bringing in the first grandkid in our family, especially because we’re such a huge group at this point.”

On April 5, 2023, Rumer sat down with PEOPLE to talk about the impending birth that she said had given her family a welcome boost during such a challenging time. She said she hoped her child would be imbued with the same “goofiness” inherent in her family.

“We’re a family of weirdos, and I love that so much. I really hope that that is engendered in this child. That’s my favorite thing, laughing with my family,” she told the outlet.

Rumer said she chose not to know the sex of the baby ahead of the birth, but did plan to follow in her mother’s footsteps and opted for a home birth.

“I think it was always my plan to do it unmedicated. That’s how my mom did it, and I grew up knowing that,” she revealed.

She said she and her partner also agreed to choose an “interesting, unique and different” name for the baby, particularly seeing the names she and her sisters were given.

“But then there’s a part of me too, that I feel like I have to see (the baby). It’s such a weird sensation where you’re like, ‘I love this kid, this little person so much,’ but I don’t necessarily know them,’ so I have to see who they are and see if that fits,” she added.

No matter the name, Rumer knew she could always count on the love and support of her big, blended family.

“It’s so fun to be bringing in the first grandkid in our family, especially because we’re such a huge group at this point. … We haven’t had a little tiny baby in our family in a while. … I’m so grateful that I’m so close with my family that I get to rely on them for support,” she remarked.

On April 18, 2023, Rumer finally gave birth to Bruce’s first grandchild. In an Instagram post announcing her birth, Rumer delighted her followers, friends, and family members with the first photo of her beautiful daughter.

Louetta’s first photo was nothing but angelic. Sleeping with one of her hands up to her head and one under her chin, she looked cute with her dark hair. Nestled in a cream-knitted pillow, little Louetta was covered with a woven coffee-colored blanket across her chest.

Her cuteness was undeniable in the said photo, sending some of her relatives’ hearts fluttering at the sight of her.

Rumer’s step-mother, Emma Heming, commented on the post: “Omg we love her so so much,” Moore, on the other hand, confessed her love for her first grandchild in the same post:

“Hi my tiny petal. We missed you so much for so long. I’ll love you every moment of every day! Youre kooky aunts are obsessed with you,” Tallulah, Rumer’s sister, commented on the post.

“She is beautiful!! Congratulations Mama! Welcome to this world, Louetta!!” actress Melanie Griffith, Bruce’s co-star on “Nobody’s Fool,” said in the post.

“The sweetest girl! loving you and your mama endlessly,” “Twilight” actress Nikki Reed declared.

According to a June 4, 2023, report from OK! Magazine, Bruce has met his first grandchild!

Despite the movie star’s health condition, the Wills-Heming-Moore family remains optimistic. Radar Online learned from an insider that Bruce is “determined to stay coherent and lucid” as long as possible to be present and active for his grandchildren and the entire family.

According to OK! Magazine, the retired actor met little Louetta — and it was a moment full of pure joy. A source spoke with the outlet about the heartwarming endeavor.

“Rumer knew when she was pregnant that this was a special time, not just for her, but for her dad, too,” the source said. The source went on to note that Bruce “lit up when he held little Lou.”

The source shared more about the precious moment between the grandfather and grandchild and said, “It was such an emotional moment — so many feelings. Rumer was in tears. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room. It was beautiful and bittersweet.”

It was a joyous moment for the family as they were able to witness Bruce cherish a special moment with his granddaughter amid his ongoing health struggles. “Bruce’s health battle has been very difficult for everyone, but meeting his first grandchild brought the entire family even that much closer,” the source explained. “Rumer couldn’t wait — she brought the baby to her dad right away.”

The source continued:

“It felt as if Bruce had received a boost of energy. He didn’t say this, but it’s like his granddaughter gave him a reason to fight even harder. The power of pure love in that moment was very intense. Everyone felt it.”

Bruce “fell in love with her instantly,” and Louetta was considered to be “like an angel from heaven.” What a beautiful moment!

On Father’s Day 2023, Rumer finally gave the world a glimpse of Bruce and her daughter together in a heartfelt Instagram tribute. She shared two photos of Bruce, one of which showed him cradling little Louetta, now 2 months old, by a pool. The other showed Bruce and Rumer side by side as she held Louetta – who seemed transfixed by her grandfather – in her arms.

“Seeing my father hold my daughter today was something I will treasure for the rest of my life. His sweetness and love for her was so pure and beautiful. Papa I’m so lucky to have you and so is Lou. Thank you for being the silliest, most loving, coolest Daddio a girl could ask for. Best Girl Dad in the game….” Rumer wrote in the caption.

The second half of the Instagram slideshow featured pictures of her partner, Thomas, for whom she dedicated a touching message to as well. She wrote:

“I’m so grateful our girl has a papa that loves her so much and someone so goofy and weird so she knows that’s ok for her to be too. Thank you for the greatest girl I could imagine in my wildest dreams.”

Fans were moved by the endearing photos. One user commented, “That second picture when she looks at her Grandad that’s the one – totally amazing and doesn’t even know how much the world loves him,” while another wrote, “That pic of Lou looking at your Dad, Priceless! She knows how much she is loved and how much love she will (already has) give him. The love we have for a grandchildren is unexplainable!”

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