Bruce Willis has a lot to be happy about this holiday season.
The Die Hard actor, 67, will soon become a grandparent for the first time as his oldest daughter Rumer Willis is expecting her first baby with boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas. A source close to the family tells PEOPLE that Willis, who retired from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia earlier this year, is “happy” about his new role.
“He is happy about becoming a grandpa,” the insider says. “He loves having a big family. They are all spending Christmas together.”
“Bruce is enjoying not working and having more family time. He likes being around his girls more,” adds the source.
Rumer Willis is the oldest daughter of Willis and his ex-wife Demi Moore. Willis, who is now living a happily retired life will also be spending the holidays this year with his family.
Both Moore and Willis announced the daughter’s pregnancy in a joint Instagram post on December 20.
Besides Rumer, Willis and Moore are also parents to two other young daughters – Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28.
Even though the couple has been separated since 1998, they have been on good terms. Demi Moore even recently posted a photo on Instagram that captured the entire family. Willis, his five daughters, along with Moore and Willis’ current wife Emma Henning were all in the photo. Moore captioned the post, “We are FAMILY!! Getting into the holiday spirit!”
The family has become more united since Bruce announced his retirement due to his disorder. Aphasia is a disorder that affects a person’s communication abilities. Individuals diagnosed with aphasia struggle with written and spoken language. The disorder usually occurs due to a brain tumour or a stroke.
The close-knit family has helped Bruce transition into retirement and cope with his disorder. With the news of the grandchild on the way, Christmas came early for him.
When did Bruce Willis retire from acting?
Willis’s family announced his retirement in March 2022 following his diagnosis with aphasia.
When did Rumer Willis announce her pregnancy?
Rumer Willis announced her pregnancy on Tuesday in an Instagram post.