Bruce Willis on Meeting Wife Emma Heming Willis for the First Time: 'I Was Already in Love with Her'

"I was surprised at how charming and how funny he was," says Emma Heming Willis

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty

It was love at first sight for Bruce Willis and Emma Heming.

In an exclusive clip from this Saturday’s episode of People’s List, the happy couple discuss married life together and raising their children.

“When we first met, I was surprised at how charming and how funny he was – and extremely handsome,” says Heming. “That was my first thought of you.”

“I was already in love with her,” adds Willis.

The couple, who wed in 2009, are parents to two daughters, Mabel Ray, 4, and Evelyn Penn, 2 – and Willis has three daughters from his previous marriage with Demi Moore: Rumer, 27, Scout, 24, and Tallulah, 22.

For more on Bruce and Emma Willis, tune in to People’s List on Saturday, June 18, 8/7c on ABC.

And while Willis, 61, is certainly outnumbered in a household of five daughters, the actor says he doesn’t mind being surrounded by “a big gang of women.”

“I can’t imagine having five boys,” he jokes. “I can’t imagine having one boy.”

With his hands full at home, the actor is happy to take a break from the big screen to focus on his role as doting dad.

“I think eating food and playing with my kids is my job these days. I forget that I have a job from time to time,” he says. “It’s much more fun to hang out with the kids.”

Hemming Willis, 37, is also relishing her life as a mother. The onetime model has taken her passion for children and become an ambassador for the charity Room to Grow, an organization focused on helping babies born into poverty.

“I just feel like there’s something about becoming a mother – you know, your maternal instincts kick in,” she says. “It’s not really just for your own kids, but for me it’s been for other kids.”

Related Articles