Rumer Willis shared a photo of her father, Bruce Willis, holding a picture of her baby daughter on Father’s Day.
In an Instagram post, Rumer wrote, “Watching my dad hold my daughter today was something I will cherish for the rest of my life. His gentleness and love for her was so pure and beautiful. Dad, I’m so lucky to have you and Lou too. Thanks for being the silliest, most loving, coolest Daddio a girl could ask for. Best Girl Dad in the Game…”
In one photo, Willis — who was diagnosed with a form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia this year — holds Louetta, who was born in April. In another, Rumer holds the baby while Willis stands next to her with his arm around her.
These are the first pictures of Bruce with his new granddaughter that have been made public.
Bruce turned 68 in March and his family shared videos from their celebration at the time, while wife Emma also shared a video where she opened up about dealing with feelings of grief and sadness on a daily basis.
“I started the morning crying as you can see from my swollen eyes and runny nose. I just think it’s important that you see this from all angles,” she said. “I always get this message or people always tell me they say, ‘You’re so strong. I don’t know how you do it.’ I’m not given a choice. I wish I were.”
Meanwhile, Rumer also paid tribute to her boyfriend, Derek Richard Thomas, on his first Father’s Day as a dad in the same aforementioned post.
She wrote: “Thank you for creating a beautiful garden for Lou to play in and eat from. Thanks for filling the house with music for her to hear 🎶 Thanks for all the late night diaper changes and silly faces. I am so grateful that our girl has a daddy who loves her so much and someone so goofy and weird so she knows she can be too. Thank you for being the best girl I could imagine in my wildest dreams.