Why didn’t Demi Moore go to her daughter Scout’s college graduation?

While Ben Affleck was getting his honorary/not studied for doctorate at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, Scout Willis was actually graduating from that Ivy League school with her bachelor’s degree. Scout, 21, is the first of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore’s daughters to graduate from college. (Not without incident.) Rumer, 24, dropped out of the University of Southern California after a semester and Tallulah, 19, just graduated from high school last year.

Mom Demi was said to be estranged from her daughters for at least the last year. In fact at Tallulah’s graduation she was said to have sat apart from her ex, Bruce Willis, and her daughters. It was thought that Demi was mending fences with her girls as she was spotted out at yoga with her oldest, Rumer. That may not have extended to her other girls, as she wasn’t even seen in Providence during Scout’s graduation. Radar has more for us:

It was a happy family scene on Sunday as proud father Bruce Willis sat at a table at Providence Coal-Fired Pizza, with daughters Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout, who had graduated from Brown University earlier that day.

Even Bruce’s wife, Emma Hemming, shared in the joyous evening. But there was one person missing: Scout’s mom, Demi Moore.

“The buzz was that Demi was supposed to come in, but everyone was wondering where she was,” an insider tells RadarOnline.com. “She was nowhere to be seen all weekend, but everyone seemed to be having a perfectly good time without her.”

Indeed, Moore was MIA earlier that day as Scout received her degree. The rest of the family and Rumer’s boyfriend, Jayson Blair, were there.

Says another source: “Bruce was spotted all around town starting on Friday, shopping and eating out with Emma. Everyone was wondering where Demi was.”

She likely wasn’t with her boy toy, pearl diver Will Hanigan, who was spotted in Australia sans his sugar momma last week.

As RadarOnline.com has reported, Demi’s daughters have been apprehensive about renewing their relationship with her in the wake of her divorce from Ashton Kutcher and stint in rehab.

[From Radar Online]

As long as it’s been, and as friendly as they are, it’s got to be hard to see your ex with a much younger woman and a baby. Especially when you’re not on good terms with your own young adult daughters. Maybe Scout and the other girls didn’t want Demi there anyway. From their perspective, it’s got to be hard to read about your mom’s new boyfriend, a young Australian pearl diver with a real pearl in his wang.

Demi is shown out on 5-22 and at an event in April. Credit: FameFlynet and WENN.com. Photo of Scout Willis from social media

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  1. Esmom says:

    You’d think Demi would be all over a college graduation, with the parties and the young guys.

    But her absence would seem to indicate that things aren’t good with her daughters, very sad.

  2. bowers says:

    Demi dropped out of high school I believe. And she might be jealous. I have read that she wasn’t a motherly mom.

    • Thiajoka says:

      Even though one of my parents is prone to being jealous of me and/or my brother and, in fact, threw a fit this past holiday weekend because my brother had plans that said parent was jealous of, I still cannot wrap my head around a parent being jealous of a kid. Seriously immature.

  3. mkyarwood says:

    1)She wasn’t invited because 2)She’s still always high.

  4. brin says:

    All of the above.

  5. Shauna says:

    I would walk over hot coals to be with my kids at the most mundane events (elementary school programs, band concerts). Missing one of them graduating from college is unthinkable, but you’re either in this parenthood gig 100% or not at all.

    It’s really Demi who missed out. You can not get back lost time.

  6. amanda says:

    Deadbeat scumbag mom. It isn’t as if she has an important job conflicting with this once in a lifetime event.

  7. VioletCrumble says:

    When one is as messed up as she appears to be, it’s all-consuming and self-absorbing. Add to that the fact that the ex started over and is happy, and she doesn’t seem to be on good terms with her girls. This is articulately disheartening because her daughters are at the age where mum/daughter relationships develop into deep friendship as well as parent/child. And boy, could she use some loving friends right now. I just get the feeling she’s never been the mummy type, and even as she ages, still carries on like an immature and narcissistic teenager. Sad.

  8. HH says:

    This is a big moment. Even if you’re daughter doesn’t want you there, show up anyways. You’re the adult. Call the shots. Show your support even if she says she doesn’t care.

  9. Dedrie says:

    She is jealous.. jealous of everyone.. Focus on her needs and happiness people..

  10. Kelly says:

    This is pathetic. With all the boohooing Demi did over what a bad mother she had, you would think she would be there for a graduation. Bruce Willis didn’t seem to have a problem when Kutcher came on the scene.

    Pathetic useless excuses.

  11. Shelley says:

    I hope there is a good reason she wasn’t there. The tabloids are so quick to come up with bad reasons she didnt make it.

    • Barhey says:

      I think maybe people are suspicious for two reasons.

      The first is that Demi is clearly a very hot mess with a lot of issues with her kids, so it wouldn’t be surprising if she missed it for bad reasons.

      Secondly, most parents would go through hell or high water to get to something as important as a college graduation and there are few reasons they could think of for Demi to not be there. I just graduated last month and despite the huge traveling expenses and the awkwardness of dealing with exes (my parents are divorced) they still came to every dinner and event.

  12. Deanne says:

    Even though it would have given her the opportunity to attend grad parties and drunkenly grind up against Scout’s male classmates, Demi wouldn’t have been able to guarantee that she herself, would be the center of attention, so she didn’t bother showing up.

  13. Madpoe says:

    Bruce Willis to the rescue. <3

    • Mia 4S says:

      When Bruce Willis comes across as the more stable, less selfish parent?! Scary thought.

  14. lucy2 says:

    It’s really sad she wasn’t there, that’s a huge moment in her kid’s life. Whatever the reason, it’s good Scout had all the rest of her family around to support her and celebrate.

  15. Kate says:

    Demi must feel super old — wasn’t she pregnant with Scout when she did the Vanity Fair cover? Still, it’s terrible that she’d have any priority higher than seeing her daughter graduate college. It’s possible that Scout asked her not to come, and that Demi was honoring Scout’s wishes. Pretty sad either way, though.

  16. BooBooLaRue says:

    What I have always thought about Brown U = party school. Oh well, congratulations Scout!

  17. RHONYC says:

    it would kill me not to be involved in my daughter’s life.
    i really wish them all healing. 🙁

  18. JL says:

    When you’re from the Trailer park you may not really value education.

    When you act act like the trailer park, no one wants you at graduation.

    When your daughters, ex(s) and everyone else is getting on with life and you’re stuck at 30 years ago……best to stay home.

  19. HouseofBeatrix says:

    I don’t think it should have been hard for Demi to be around Bruce and his new younger lady. She didn’t seem to have qualms walking the red carpet with Ashton AND Bruce simultaneously.

    • taxi says:

      Because she was the only female, escorted by not 1 but 2 men. Made her feel doubly special, maybe?

      It’s painful for some women to relinquish center stage to other females, even at the daughters’ momentous occasions.

  20. Cool Phosphorescent Shimmer says:

    Good for Scout for graduating. Brown may be a party school, but it is a great school academically, too. Do we know what her degree is in? I may not be reading carefully enough.

    And yeah, having Mom there with the pearl-diver wang might steal thunder away from the real accomplishment of the day (and I suspect that would be Demi’s plan. I have nothing against her, but she does seem to be rather in crisis and thus probably exhausting to deal with). It is nice that Bruce always seems to be there for his kids.

  21. Nicolette says:

    She probably was too f***ed up to attend.

  22. Dingo says:

    At 21 it is not this girls responsibility to reach out to her 50-year-old mother. The mother has to act her age and fight to get at chance in her daughters life.

  23. Nerd Alert says:

    I don’t think Demi ever wanted to be a mother to begin with. I’ve always felt that way about her. She’s a party girl, still to this day, and I agree with the posters saying she’s jealous of Scout. It’s really sad for her kids.

    Bruce Willy is a good guy, I do love him. (Yes I know the proper spelling of his name. Do see Key and Peele, it’s hilarious.)

  24. G says:

    What a selfish hag! I don’t care how piss’d off my kid is at me I’m NOT missing graduation.

  25. Sincerity says:

    Families have their “ups and downs”. Demi Moore aspired to be an independent, eternally youthful, successful woman who had it all together. Now, that her problems have become public knowledge, she’s probably avoiding situations that may trigger “unhealthy” emotional buttons. With her pending divorce from Ashton Kutcher approaching completion, she may be a lot more “fragile” than we know. At this point, she’s probably not up to publicly playing the role of “super woman”. After all, we’re all “flawed” human beings.

  26. Emily C. says:

    Demi can’t stand seeing her ex-husband with his much younger wife, but she only dates much-younger men herself? I doubt it. I think she was too busy getting high.

  27. lovegossip says:

    Scout should not be wearing big chuncky jewelry like she is, it makes her arms look so big and MASCULINE! Yikes. That is not a flattering picture….

  28. Irishae says:

    Since her “comeback” to Hollywood and the erratic behavior, drugs, etc. I found it odd that Demi withdrew from from the limelight and moved to Idaho for a good ten years with the girls while Bruce continued to be a movie star. That was always surprising to me given her history and how she portrays herself. It doesn’t seem like something a narcissistic person does or the actions of someone who is disinterested in parenting. I wonder what happened that changed or if Bruce kept her problems quiet all that time?

  29. annie says:

    Demi didn’t go to the graduation because she was too wasted. So very sad. She was invited. I imagine besides the substance abuse she has some personality disorder (narcissism?). Somehow she seemed to have raised some nice kids. It is too bad she seems to have given up.