Rumer Willis recently took a break from her Dancing With The Stars gig to talk with Larry King about her parents, their divorce, and how the break up affected her own life. Fifteen years following the divorce of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, Rumer can give her famous parents only the highest praise, crediting both Mr. Willis and Ms. Moore for putting so much effort into maintaining a stable family environment for the Dancing With The Stars celebrity.
“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.”
Rumer also credits her parents for maintaining a cordial friendship, while so many other couples part ways with bitterness and spite. Bruce and Demi were even seen attending Dancing With The Stars together, both parents providing Rumer with encouragement and support as she competes on Dancing With The Stars.
Ms. Willis admitted that, although her parents tried to keep her happy and protected throughout those years, difficulties arising more from the fame than from the divorce complicated her life. Rumer confessed she found it unnerving to have her entire childhood under public scrutiny and that the situation tended to affect her emotionally, until she learned to accept it as a normal part of her life.
Rumer also told Larry King that Demi was a source of inspiration for her, even during her younger years. Ms. Willis made no secret of the admiration she holds for her mother and the strength with which Ms. Moore has always maintained.
“She’s very strong, and I think I’ve learned a lot of the integrity that I try to hold for myself and everything that I do and the value that I try and put out in the world [from her]. She always says, ‘Live in whatever your integrity is, and go out to the world and present yourself how you want to present yourself and how you want people to see you.'”
Bruce and Demi had their work cut out for them with three young children to care for. Aside from Rumer, Willis and Moore also shared custody of daughters Scout, now 23, and Tallulah, 21. Rumer Willis admires her parents for helping to establish a trend in Hollywood for couples to maintain cordial relations for the sake of their children. Even now, Demi Moore and Bruce Willis continue to set worthwhile examples for their children and, if Rumer Willis is any indication, their efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Rumer can be seen competing in this season of Dancing With The Stars, and her parents can be seen cheering her own in the audience.