Rumer Willis’ Dancing With the Stars Final Performances Brings Dad Bruce Willis to Tears: Pics, Videos

Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy
Bruce Willis was spotted tearing up during his daughter Rumer Willis' final performances with Val Chmerkovskiy on Dancing With the Stars.  Adam Taylor/ABC; Inset: Adam Taylor/ABC


Proud papa! On Monday, May 18, Dancing With the Stars finalist Rumer Willis left her heart on the stage in her last two performances with dance pro Val Chmerkovskiy

First was their foxtrot, set to Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” which earned the pair perfect scores. 

“I was so scared my whole life to try anything or to fail,” Willis, 26, said in her pre-performance interview. “[Val] didn’t really ever let me. And I’ve never really had anybody that’s believed in me like that.”

Following the beautiful dance, co-host Erin Andrews brought the team to the side for an interview. The sports journalist then pointed out, “Your dad was in absolute tears in that audience. Look at him, Die Hard, baby, Die Hard!”

The camera then cut to a tearful Bruce Willis, who was seated next to wife Emma Heming. Bruce’s ex-wife Demi Moore was also in the audience, sitting beside her daughters. Rumer’s younger sister Tallulah Willis also pointed out her dad’s emotional response on Instagram, writing, “Look at this cutie tearing up from my insanely magical sisters dance. We are all so proud of you Rue. EVERYONE PLEASE VOTE!! PLEASE SHE HAS WORKED SO HARD. 1 (855) 234-5610 #VALENRUE.” 

Willis and Chmerkovskiy finished off the evening with their extremely personal freestyle performance to a rendition of Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” which was sung by Willis and had a violin accompaniment by Chmerkovskiy. 

Rumer Willis and Val Chmerkovskiy
Adam Taylor/ABC

“I wanted this freestyle to be about Val and I making something that is completely our own,” the finalist said prior to the dance. “Val has always been compared to his brother, and I’ve been compared to my parents my whole life.”

Their dance earned them a series of perfect scores yet again. Watch the clips now! Tell Us: Do you think Rumer and Val will win this season’s Mirrorball Trophy?

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