Actor Rumer Willis and singer Derek Richard Thomas announced the birth of their daughter on Tuesday, calling her “pure magic.” Willis is the eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, who are now grandparents for the first time.
Willis and Thomas published a brief joint declaration on her Instagram pages and revealed that her newborn’s name is Louetta Isley Thomas Willis.
“I was born at home on Tuesday April 18,” they wrote in the caption of a photo showing their baby. “You are more than we ever dreamed of.”
Family members and celebrities like Allison Brie, Hillary Duff and Alyssa Milano commented on the post celebrating the news. Among them was Tallulah Willis, the younger sister of Rumer Willis, who called her “my little petal” and said that she “will love you every moment of every day.” Her mother, Demi Moore, said “sheer love for this little bird.” Bruce Willis’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, wrote “we love her so much.”
Willis, 34, and her boyfriend Thomas, 28, first announced that she was pregnant in December. willis said People in April her pregnancy was the “wildest experience” and she was looking forward to welcoming her baby.
“[My parents] they are so excited. My sisters are so excited and it’s so much fun to bring the first grandchild to our family, especially since we’re such a big group right now,” she told the magazine.
Bruce Willis was diagnosed at the beginning of this year with frontotemporal dementia, almost a year after the actor walked away from his acting career due to a diagnosis of aphasia. Her family has said that her condition has deteriorated. Last month, his daughters, his wife and Moore celebrated his 68th birthday together.
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