Bruce Willis with his daughter Rumer Willis in 2009.
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Bruce Willis’ Best Quotes On Fatherhood

The Die Hard actor is a proud dad to five daughters.

by Kaitlin Kimont

In February 2023, Bruce Willis’ family shared that he’s been diagnosed with dementia. “While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis,” they said in a statement, asking his fans and the media to “[shine] a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.”

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The Die Hard actor has loving family supporting him during this difficult time. He shares three adult daughters — Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah — with ex Demi Moore and two young girls — Mabel and Evelyn — with his wife Emma Heming. Indeed, family has always been a priority to Willis, as evidenced by his best quotes on fatherhood.

It’s my favorite job. My favorite job is being a father.

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I'm crazy about her. I love her.

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I love making my kids laugh and I still do. I still do the dumbest things in the world to make them laugh.

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Who I am as a father is far more important to me than the public perception.

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I have four girls now. They’re a captive audience. They can’t really run away from you even if they don’t like your jokes. I just enjoy it.

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I still love Demi. 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.

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My family and friends are the most significant part of my life, and no film script will ever change that.

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When I’m not working, my days are devoted to the women in my life. I don’t need anything more than that.

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As a father, it’s so gratifying to see that they’ve become very confident and engaging young women.

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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. It's much more fun to hang out with the kids.

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Your kids need your love and attention and being able to devote myself to them is very fulfilling. As I get older, spending time with my daughters makes things much easier. You learn to put your ego aside.

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I was very protective of them, but deep down I’m a softie.

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Before I had kids, [being a father] wasn’t a part of these action films I do. Now, it’s a major component.

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In general, I think women should be in charge of everything. They should be running the country. Even if I had five boys, I’d still feel the same way.

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I'm very sentimental with my children and I indulge them to a very high degree.

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