Bruce Willis lets his five year-old daughter do his nails


I don’t scratch the surface too deep with Bruce Willis. I generally enjoy him in films and TV but I suspect I wouldn’t like him as much if I paid more attention. However, I do think he is probably a really good dad. He seems relaxed and engaged with his all of his daughters: Rumer (29), Scout (26) and Tallulah (23) from his marriage to Demi Moore and Mable (5 ½) and Evelyn (3 ½) with wife Emma Heming Willis. Emma’s Instagram is full of photos of Bruce doing all sorts of things with their girls. Bruce is an active (and fun, it looks like) participant in all of them. Just a few days ago, Emma posted this of Mabel designing some nail art on her dad’s fingernails:

💅🏽 #nailart #dadofgirls 🤴🙌🏽

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I love seeing see John McClane getting his nails done. Look at how he’s scrutinizing the work like, he requested seafoam flowers but now he’s thinking an orange spiral would better match his outfit. This is adorable and fortunately much more common than most think. I remember painting my father’s toenails and him wearing the polish while he worked out at the gym. The Mister shows off my daughter’s handy work to the university students he teaches. I think this sends a wonderful message not only about your kid’s interests but also breaking down what is “girl play” and what is “boy play.”

I don’t know much about his new wife Emma but I saw this on her Instagram and it makes me like her:

Regardless of anything else, the Willis/Moore/Hemming family has this extended, supportive family thing figured out.

Something I never knew about Bruce is that he is a stutterer, which he said surfaced when he was six-years old. In 2016 he was honored by American Institute for Stuttering, the same award Bruce presented to Samuel L. Jackson in 2013.

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  1. HH says:

    I didn’t know he stuttered, but that gives me a soft spot for him. I stutter as well, although nowhere near debilitating or keeping me from social activities. I think most people just assume I stammer on some words. Kudos to him and Samuel L. Jackson (my forever fave).

    Also, I love all the love of this extended family.

  2. Sayrah says:

    Love the good feelings I’m getting from this article.

  3. incognito says:

    All I can say is the man has got a type.

  4. minx says:

    That’s sweet, but he’s still a big old Republican.

    • Whataboutme says:

      Really, he is a Republican? Wow, I guess that means I can’t like him then? Along with 50% of other Americans?

      I am a conservative and like and admire Democrats AND Republicans. Guess I have a brain AND a heart, unlike you. 😉

      • minx says:

        I’m in my sixties and the Republican Party is not what it was when I was younger. There used to be common ground. When Trump is your standard bearer I have nothing to say to you.

  5. Alexandria says:

    His wife in shades looks like Pippa.

  6. FHMom says:

    It’s fabulous that wife #2 acknowledges family #1. I like to think they all get along, but who knows.

    • Tiffany says:

      I think from a gossip standpoint we have been so cynical that we expect the worst in celebrities. I really don’t see why they would not get along. I mean, there was no love triangle drama with them so I can see them being not only adults, but actually liking one another.

  7. savu says:

    That story M. Night Shyamalan wrote last year for Elle Decor of all places, “The Domestication of Bruce Willis”, totally touched my heart. Go read it right now! It takes a special man to live (and love living) surrounded by girls.

  8. Nicole says:

    They have always been a great definition of a blended family.

  9. PinkyPenny says:

    I meet him once, and he wasn’t nice, I was 15 and he was at a place ordering, I didn’t want to bother him so I just smiled at him, he just rolled his eyes at me , His daughther Scout gave me a look of sympathy.I hope he is much nicer to fans now.

  10. Carol says:

    One Father’s Day my sisters gave my dad giant flower stickers for his car. Back in the 60’s and 70’s those didn’t come off, but he didn’t hesitate and everyone knew which car was his.

  11. Em says:

    He stutters? My goodness I’d never have believed it, look at a few of those old Moonlighting episodes on YouTube , the quick fire non stop patter from him would be totally beyond me and I have no trouble nattering on and on for hours.