Bruce Willis' Sweetest Moments with His Big Blended Family

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who divorced in 2000, have remained good friends and co-parents to their three daughters as he's remarried Emma Heming and welcomed two more children

01 of 25

A Different Happily Ever After

Demi Moore, actor Bruce Willis and daughters Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis and Scout Willis
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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who married in November 1987, separated in June 1998 and finalized their divorce in 2000. Rather than letting the dissolution of their marriage mean the end of their relationship, the pair became Hollywood's friendliest exes, co-parenting daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.

In 2001, the entire family went to the premiere of Bandits to support Willis.

Willis told Rolling Stone in 2000 that he hadn't figured out what exactly went wrong with their marriage, but asserted, "We're very close. We have three children whom we will continue to raise together, and we're probably as close now as we ever were. We realize we have a lifelong commitment to our kids. Our friendship continues. The institution has been set aside."

02 of 25

More the Merrier

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Bruce Willis
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The whole family got together, including Moore's then-boyfriend Ashton Kutcher, to support her at the 2003 premiere of Charlie's Angels 2: Full Throttle.

03 of 25

Friendly Faces

Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
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It could be awkward for your ex to meet your current boyfriend, but that wasn't the case for Moore: She and Kutcher were there for Willis' 49th birthday in 2004. Willis was in attendance at the couple's 2005 nuptials.

04 of 25

Go Bears!

Ashton Kutcher, actress Demi Moore and actor Bruce Willis
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You know what they say: exes who watch the Super Bowl together ...

Actually, that's not what they say, but Moore and Willis (and Kutcher) hung out at the 2007 Super Bowl anyway.

05 of 25

Living Free

Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore
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In 2007, the exes walked the carpet together as a family for the premiere of Willis' film Live Free or Die Hard.

06 of 25

Going Strong

Emma Hemming, actor Bruce Willis, Tallulah Belle Willis and actress Demi Moore
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In 2007, Willis invited his then-girlfriend Emma Heming to the afterparty for Moore's movie, Flawless.

Willis married Heming in 2009 and the couple share two daughters, Mabel Ray, 10, and Evelyn Penn, 8.

Moore attended the pair's vow renewal ceremony in March 2019.

07 of 25

Gang's All Here

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One big happy family! Everyone (and their significant others) got together in 2008 to support Rumer at the premiere of The House Bunny.

08 of 25

Healthy Co-Parenting

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Willis and Moore never miss a beat when it comes to supporting their kids. Here they are with Rumer in 2011.

Rumer told Larry David in a 2015 interview, "I never had to split up vacations or split up birthdays. They always made an effort to do all of the family events still together and made such an effort to still have our family be as one unit, as opposed to two separate things, which I think really made an impact."

09 of 25

Supportive Family Unit

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When Rumer competed on Dancing with the Stars in 2015, her mom was, naturally, in the audience to cheer her on, along with Heming Willis, Willis and their young daughters, plus Scout and Tallulah.

10 of 25

And the Beat Goes On

Rumer Willis, father Bruce Willis, sister Tallulah Belle Willis, mother Demi Moore and sister Scout LaRue Willis
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The whole family attended Rumer's Broadway debut when she played Roxie Hart in Chicago.

11 of 25

Rumer's 30th

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And of course they were there for Rumer's 30th birthday. Here they are pictured with their youngest daughter, Tallulah.

12 of 25

Roasting a Legend

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
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Moore was on hand with plenty of jokes for the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis.

"We had some great times together," Moore told the audience. "I had three beautiful, amazing children. Four if you count Bruce. And then there's the dogs and Ashton, so that's like six."

She also joked, "We did argue over names. In the end, Bruce won: That's how they got stuck with Willis."

13 of 25

Friends Forever

Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Scout Willis, Emma Heming Willis and Tallulah Willis
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Willis was there for the release of Moore's memoir, Inside Out, alongside their children Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, and his wife, Emma Heming Willis.

Moore wrote in her memoir of their split, "I think Bruce was fearful at the beginning that I was going to make our split difficult, and that I would express my anger and whatever baggage that I had from our marriage by obstructing his access to the kids β€” that I'd turn to all of those ploys divorcing couples use as weapons. But I didn't, and neither did he."

14 of 25

Family Fun Time

Bruce Willis Demi Moore Friendly Exes
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It is all about the kids. Moore wrote in her memoir, "We managed to move the heart of our relationship, the heart of what created our family, into something new that gave the girls a loving, supportive environment with both parents."

15 of 25

A Family That Matches PJs ...

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At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the exes were self-isolating together in matching pajamas at their nearby homes in Idaho, with their older daughters and their signifcant others.

Moore captioned a shot of the crew, "Family bonding," while Willis' wife (who was not yet isolating with them) commented, "At its finest πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š love and miss you guys πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š."

Heming Willis, Mabel and Evelyn eventually joined the crew.

16 of 25

Happy Birthday Emma!

Emma Hemming
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Heming Willis celebrated her 42nd birthday in 2020 with Willis, Moore and their family by her side in Idaho.

The birthday girl shared photos of the festivities on Instagram, writing in the caption, "It really was a happy birthday for me 💞."

Months later, Moore penned an International Women's Day tribute to Heming Willis.

"@emmahemingwillis: I #SeeHer as family who I am honored to call a friend."

"Our children are sisters and yet there is no name for what our family connection is to one another. We are mothers united, sisters bonded on this crazy adventure of life."

17 of 25

Operation Quarantine

Demi Moore Bruce Willis family book club
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At the height of the pandemic, the gang started a family book club to keep things upbeat as the world was shut down.

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Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
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And when your family is full of artists, game night tends to look a little different.

The happy crew was pictured painting some mini portraits while quarantining.

19 of 25

Cheers to 67

Demi Moore Celebrates Ex-Husband Bruce Willis' 67th Birthday: 'Thankful for Our Blended Family'
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In March 2022, Moore toasted her ex's 67th birthday, writing alongside this Instagram photo, "Thankful for our blended family 🀍."

20 of 25

Happy Holidays

Demi Moore Shares Family Photos with Bruce Willis and All of His Kids: 'We Are FAMILY'
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The Christmas spirit was in full effect as the fam was pictured during the merry holiday this past December.

21 of 25

Unbeatable Connection

Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
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Another family member head over heels over Bruce is Pilaf, Tallulah's dog, who was clearly mesmerized by the actor in this ultra-cute pic.

22 of 25

Bruce Retires from Acting

Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis, Tallulah Belle Willis, Demi Moore, Marlene Willis and Scout LaRue Willis
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In March 2022, Bruce's family revealed the beloved actor had been diagnosed with aphasia β€” a condition that "robs you of the ability to communicate" and "can affect your ability to speak, write and understand language, both verbal and written," according to Mayo Clinic. They also announced that because of his condition, he would be retiring from his decades-long acting career.

In February 2023, the family gave an update on his condition, revealing in a statement that his condition had been classified as frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

"Since we announced Bruce's diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce's condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD)," Heming Willis wrote.

"Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis."

She ended the statement thanking fans for their well wishes and support.

23 of 25

Happy Day

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Bruce Willis and his family. Emma Heming Willis/Instagram

In keeping with tradition, the Die Hard actor was surrounded by his beloved family for his 68th birthday in March 2023.

"Today was a good day," Heming Willis captioned a photo posted to her Instagram stories.

24 of 25

Singing Happy Birthday

But the celebrations didn't stop there. Demi Moore also posted a heartwarming video of the entire family singing "Happy Birthday" to their patriach.

25 of 25

Special Moments

Pregnant Rumer Willis Shares a Heartwarming Moment with Dad Bruce Willis on His Birthday
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Mother-to-be Rumer also used Instagram to pay homage to her Dad.

"Happy Birthday Daddio I love you to the 🌙 You are so cool," she captioned this adorable pic with her papa.

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