Ashton Kutcher Proud of Rumer Willis for Addressing Bullying and Body Image

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Ashton Kutcher is proud of his former stepdaughter Rumer Willis for her recent outspokenness in the media with regard to both bullying and body image.

The Two and a Half Men star is a father now. He and Mila Kunis have a baby girl named Wyatt--and one day she might be faced with the issues Rumer Willis has so eloquently addressed in an essay for Glamour magazine.

"It's amazing that you're telling your story and speaking up for other women," Ashton Kutcher wrote, sharing a link to Rumer's essay on his website.

Rumer Willis is, of course, the daughter of Bruce Willis and Ashton Kutcher's ex-wife, Demi Moore. Following her reign on Dancing With the Stars--and her mirror ball trophy win--she became reflective of how she suffered because of both bullying and a bad self-image of her body.

"What it comes down to is this: We all need to stop bullying ourselves and being cruel to other women," Rumer Willis writes in her essay. "Attacking one another instead of supporting one another has become the norm. Life's hard enough as it is. Let's find strength in the fact that we're different and unique."

This isn't the first time recently that Ashton Kutcher has voiced his support of Rumer Willis. While she was competing alongside Val Chmerkovskiy on DWTS, he frequently urged his Twitter followers to vote for them.

Despite the drama that surrounded Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore's split, it's wonderful that he continues to support her daughters. Rumer Willis is clearly very fond of Ashton Kutcher as well. She reached out to him and Mila Kunis when their daughter was born to offer her congratulations.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.