Ashton Kutcher Praises Rumer Willis for Empowering Women With Powerful Essay on Body Confidence

Ashton Kutcher and Rumer Willis
Ashton Kutcher calls Rumer Willis' Glamour essay "amazing" Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Larry Busacca/Getty Images

Ashton Kutcher might not be Rumer Willis’ stepfather anymore, but he’s still a proud dad! The Two and a Half Men star praised ex-wife Demi Moore’s eldest daughter on Facebook after she penned an empowering essay about body confidence for Glamour magazine.

“It’s amazing that you’re telling your story and speaking up for other woman,” Kutcher, who is dad to his own daughter, Wyatt, with Mila Kunis, wrote on Facebook on Monday, June 15, along with a link to her essay.

Bruce Willis’ daughter, 26, revealed in her essay that she struggled with her own insecurities growing up. 

“When you grow up in the public eye the way that I did, everyone’s looking at you and waiting for you to do something crazy or say something wrong or have a meltdown,” Willis wrote. “I was constantly bullied because of my looks, so I struggled a lot with my body image. I wanted to have no butt; I wanted to have no boobs. For a long time I just wanted to look tiny and androgynous.”

The singer, who admitted she was “kind of stuck” before finding success and confidence following Season 20 of Dancing With the Stars, recalled that her famous mother offered her advice, but it took her a “long time to put that advice into practice.”

“‘There’s always going to be someone who’s a better singer. There’s always going to be someone more fit. There’s always someone who’s going to be, in your mind, better than you — who you’re comparing yourself to. But you can’t do that, because you will live such an unhappy life,’” she revealed of Moore’s advice.

“We all need to stop bullying ourselves and being cruel to other women,” Willis, who also credited her famous sisters Scout and Tallulah for encouraging her to be brave, concluded in her writing. “Attacking one another instead of supporting one another has become the norm. Life’s hard enough as it is. Let’s find strength in the fact that we’re different and unique.”

Kutcher and Moore split in 2011 after Kutcher’s shocking San Diego affair. Their divorce was finalized two years later.

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