DWTS Champ Publicly Debuts Baby Bump After Announcing Surprise Pregnancy

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About a month after announcing that she is pregnant with her first child, “Dancing With the Stars” champ Rumer Willis stepped out publicly, debuting her baby bump.

Willis was photographed on January 23, 2023, while walking in Los Angeles wearing a matching activewear set by Losano and carrying a microwavable stuffed animal by Warmies. She had just wrapped up a workout class, E! News reported.

Willis and her partner, musician Derek Richard Thomas, announced her pregnancy on December 20, 2022, sharing a series of photos of her baby bump on Instagram. The post was captioned with a single sprout emoji.

Willis and Thomas confirmed their relationship only a month before the pregnancy announcement in an Instagram post featuring multiple snaps of the couple together. In one photo, Willis, wearing all black, leaned in to kiss Thomas, who stood with his hands in the pockets of his long, brown overcoat.

Three months earlier, on August 16, 2022, Thomas posted a Happy Birthday message for Willis on his Instagram.

“In the short time we’ve been together you have filled my life with joy and peace,” he captioned a photo of an ethereal-looking Willis rocking long, curly red hair. “Everything is just so easy with you. We sing, we dance, we play and most of all we laugh. Thank you for being you. You’re a magical human I’m so glad you came into my life :-)”

Here’s what you need to know:

Rumer Willis Was Carrying a ‘Soothing’ Stuffed Animal

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Michael Simon/ShutterstockRumer Willis leaving a workout class, carrying her new Warmies while showing off her baby bump.

On her outing, the oldest daughter of actors Bruce Willis and Demi Moore carried a “soothing” stuffed animal that can be heated in a microwave or cooled in a freezer.

“Warmies Plush are fully microwavable to provide hours of soothing warmth and comfort. Golden Dog Warmies is scented with real dried French lavender and perfectly weighted for a positive sensory experience. Warmies make an ideal gift for all ages,” reads the item’s description on the Warmies website.

On January 28, 2023, Willis shared another item that she got for the arrival for her little one; a Dockatot. On her Instagram Stories, Willis shared an image of the item — which was neutral in color, not offering a clue to the baby’s sex — with her cat resting in it.

“Djuna’s not ready to share,” she captioned the post.

Willis has been posting pregnancy-themed quotes and stories on social media as she prepares to embark on her motherhood journey. She also updated her Instagram bio to include that she’s a “mama.”

Rumer Willis Has Been Focused on Her Health as She Awaits Her Baby’s Arrival

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Michael Simon/ShutterstockRumer Willis carrying a Warmies dog stuffed animal.

In an update shared to Instagram on January 13, 2023, Willis said that she was watching what she put “in” and “on” her body and making an effort to use “natural” products.

“As soon as I found out I was pregnant one of the first things I did health-wise was start looking at what I was putting in my body and on my body, from food to lotions, oils, beverages and especially vitamins. I wanted to find the most natural things I could with the fewest ingredients,” she captioned the Instagram post.

Willis has yet to share her due date or whether she’s expecting a boy or a girl. The day after she announced her pregnancy, grandma-to-be Moore shared a photo from the doctor’s office where family members gathered together for Willis’ ultrasound.

“Saying hello to the little nibblet!! Overjoyed for you, my sweet Rumer. It’s an honor to witness your journey into motherhood, and can’t wait to welcome this baby into the world,” Moore captioned the snap.

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