Demi Moore and Bruce WIllis were married for 13 years and had three daughters together — Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. The couple were on-and-off favorites of the tabloid press. When two celebrities get together, it’s always news. When they stay together as long as Demi Moore and Bruce WIllis did, it’s deemed a minor miracle.
But their marriage did eventually end, as marriages sometimes do. And when that happens, there is always the question of how to handle things so that there is as little strain as possible on the kids.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis have received high praise for how they have handled their split. When Demi Moore remarried five years later — this time to actor Ashton Kutcher, who was 15 years younger than she — Bruce Willis attended the wedding.
The couple’s daughter Rumer has been on screen with her mother more than once, starting when she was quite young. Now that Rumer herself is making her way in the celebrity world, her parents are right there to support her.
Both Demi Moore and Bruce Willis were in attendance for Rumer’s first night out on Dancing with the Stars. But what parents wouldn’t both show up for that? They were probably both there for every dance recital, every school play, every science fair, even after their divorce.
The press noted that Demi Moore and Bruce Willis sat only one apart. It seems likely that their seating was a calculated plan — close enough to be cordial, far enough apart not to start rumors. Bruce’s second wife Emma Henning was with him, as well.
Rumer herself gave what the judges deemed was the performance of the night. They rewarded Rumer and her partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy with the highest score of the night.
When asked if she had consulted her parents for dancing tips, Rumer replied, “To be honest, I sometimes just like to surprise them and I like to be able to not necessarily ask them anything and just let them come and see me do my thing. They were so unbelievable supportive, which was incredible.”
Valentin Chmerkovskiy spoke highly of Rumer’s work ethic, and promised more fireworks to come from the partners.
“She’s such a trooper. I’m such a tough coach sometimes, she’s just awesome,” Chmerkovskiy said. “This is just the beginning. This was us still just holding back and being modest.”