Demi Moore opened up on a segment for Dancing With the Stars Monday about the impact her headline-making divorce from Bruce Willis had on her daughters, particularly on her eldest, Rumer Willis.
“When she was born, she literally looked like a little magical elf,” Demi Moore said of 26-year-old Rumer.
“The kids went everywhere with us,” Demi Moore said of the nomad life the family lead because of movie roles in which Demi Moore and Bruce starred. “You go through my resume and pretty much, they were there.”
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“We were just constantly moving around. We probably weren’t in the same place for longer than two months at a time,” sibling Tallulah Willis added. “When you’re traveling so much and you’re not in school all the time, my sisters were my friends and we kinda realized how much we love each other and how much we need each other,” added sister Scout Willis.
“When their father and I decided to divorce it probably had the biggest impact on her,” Demi Moore said of Rumer. “Media attention is tough when you are a kid, it is definitely weird to have that be such public knowledge. A couple times, things would happen in my family — whatever drama it was — I couldn’t leave my house for a week. As I got older and people started you know, commenting on how I look, that’s when it really started to affect me.”
Demi Moore said she tried to support Rumer as best she could.
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“There really wasn’t anything I could do to stop it,” Demi Moore said. “Her self-esteem was nothing. I could only just keep loving her and loving her until she could love herself.”
“When she said, ‘I think I wanna do Dancing With the Stars,’ my whole insides, I have to be honest, were screaming ‘No,'” added Demi Moore. “But, one of the most beautiful things that I’ve witnessed is watching her passion become greater than her fear… It has nothing to do with her being my kid or Bruce’s kid, it has everything to do with just who she is.”
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“I’m crazy about Rumer,” Bruce also said of Rumer. “I love her.”