Actress Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, and her boyfriend, musician and producer Derek Richard Thomas, announced on Tuesday that they are expecting their first child together. The couple, who have been in a romantic relationship since the beginning of the year, shared the happy news on Instagram with a series of photos.
In the first post, Thomas is seen affectionately placing his arm around Willis's growing belly and kissing it as she smiles. Demi Moore also took to Instagram to share the news, posting the same photos as her daughter and adding a family photo from Willis's check-up.
The news of Willis's pregnancy comes as a surprise to many, as she and Thomas have kept their relationship relatively private. However, the couple's announcement has been met with joy and congratulations from their followers and loved ones.
Rumer Willis is best known for her roles in the series "What Lies Ahead" and various film and television projects. She is also a talented singer and dancer, and has participated in several stage productions. With her pregnancy, Willis is surely excited to embark on the next chapter of her life as a mother.
“This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support,” read a family statement.
“We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him”. Willis' family members added at the time. Rumer Willis and Derek Richard Thomas's unborn child will not only be the couple's first child together, but also the first grandchild of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore.
This happy news comes as a bright spot for the Willis family, who have faced challenges in recent times. In March of this year, it was announced that Bruce Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia, a speech disorder that affects cognitive abilities, and had decided to retire from acting.
Since then, the family has been spending as much time together as possible. Bruce Willis has been married to Emma Heming since 2009, and the couple has two daughters, Mabel and Evelyn. Prior to his marriage to Heming, Willis was married to Moore from 1987 to 2000, and the two have three daughters together: Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout.
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