05:06 PM EDT 08/17/2015
Originally posted 08/16/2015 12:50PM
You learn a lot over the course of 27 years, and we've learned from birthday girl Rumer Willis that one the most important lessons is discovering how to be proud of who you are.
The Dancing With the Stars winner has never shied away from talking about the challenges – both internal and external – that she's overcome over the years, and her journey to self-acceptance has inspired all of us.
As Willis celebrates her birthday, let's look back at five of her most empowering and inspiring moments.
Rumer Willis' Emotional Message to DWTS Partner Val Chmerkovskiy: 'Thank You For Believing in Me When I Didn't Believe in Myself'
Originally posted 08/12/2015 09:00AM
They were a match made in Dancing with the Stars heaven.
Rumer Willis took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a lengthy and emotional thank-you message to her former DWTS partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.
"As my journey as your partner comes to an end and your next season with a whole new partner and new experience begins, there are a few things I thought about today," she wrote as the caption to the adorable collage of photos of the two together, from selfies to on-stage embraces. "I honestly don't know if I have words to describe what this past season or this tour, but most importantly our partnership has meant to me. I know I have tried on many occasion while on tour to describe to the audience what I felt but I have always fallen short to put in words how I feel."
Originally posted 07/21/2015 11:00AM
We had it coming – Chicago released the first photo of Rumer Willis in costume as Roxie Hart, and she totally nails the murderer's sexy, leggy look.
Originally posted 07/20/2015 03:50PM
Demi Moore is shaken by the drowning of a 21-year-old man at her Beverly Hills home on Sunday.
Originally posted 07/16/2015 05:30PM
She can dance, she can act, and now, Rumer Willis will prove herself to be a true triple threat in her Broadway debut.
Originally posted 06/29/2015 01:50PM
First she proudly twinned with her mom, and now Rumer Willis has a new nickname for Demi Moore: "cutest human."
Originally posted 06/25/2015 07:35AM
Bad news for Dancing with the Stars fans: Mirrorball Trophy winner Rumer Willis won't be dancing anymore on the show's tour.
The 26-year-old shared a shot of her injured foot on Instagram early Thursday morning, captioning the black-and-white pic: "I have to hang up my dancing shoes for a little bit because of a few stress fractures in my foot but it's not gonna stop me from singing for you guys on the #DWTSlivetour"
Originally posted 06/11/2015 12:05PM
Rumer Willis triumphantly won Dancing with the Stars last season – but the actress and singer said her emotional victory wasn't embraced by everyone.
Long dogged by Internet bullies, Willis, 26, said bringing home the Mirrorball Trophy did little to silence the critics.
"Just because I was celebrated on Dancing With the Stars doesn't mean the bullying has stopped," she tells Glamour in the magazine's July issue. "After the show started, I had to block almost 10 people every day on social media because they wouldn't leave me alone."
Originally posted 06/08/2015 03:45PM
A Family Affair!!! Filled with love pride and awe for @TheRue & @iamValC #TeamValenRue pic.twitter.com/Tex5Xl28tO— Demi Moore (@justdemi) May 20, 2015 Rumer Willis came home with much more than the Dancing with the Stars crown last month, says her partner, Val Chmerkovskiy.
Originally posted 06/07/2015 01:25PM
Rumer Willis didn’t just win the Dancing With the Stars competition this season.
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