Bruce Willis Once Made a Bizarre Comment That Had Everyone Convinced He Was Cheating On Demi Moore

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore were married for 11 years before the two announced their divorce in 1998. Still, there had been rumors that things were less than perfect for a while before the couple actually split. And one bizarre comment from Willis even had some convinced that he was cheating on his then-wife.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
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Bruce Willis and Demi Moore had a whirlwind marriage

Willis and Moore met at a movie premiere in Los Angeles back in 1987. At the time, Moore was engaged to actor Emilio Estevez, though upon meeting Willis, her life was changed. While Moore recalls Willis as being somewhat of a “jerk” at the movie premiere, Willis was determined to win her over. He managed to get her to write her number on his arm, and soon enough, she broke off her engagement.

Moore and Willis’ relationship moved quickly. The two only dated for four months before Willis proposed, and they had a wedding on a whim while in Las Vegas with friends. One month later, they had a more formal wedding in California, and Moore became pregnant with their daughter, Rumer, on their wedding night. The couple went on to have two more children, Scout and Tallulah.

Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and their three daughters
Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, and their three daughters | Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic

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Willis’ comment had some concerned about infidelity in the couple’s marriage

Though things were great at first, Moore has since recalled that the couple’s fast-pace didn’t do them any favors. In her memoir, Moore recalled that their romance went from “infatuation” to a “full-on family” within one year of meeting. “When reality set in, I don’t know if we really knew each other,” she wrote.

As time went on, the couple’s busy schedules began to weigh on them. They had moved to Idaho to raise their kids away from the spotlight, but the constant travel for work was slowly tearing them down. And an odd comment of Willis’ had some questioning if he was remaining faithful to his wife.

It was a 1996 interview with Playboy that raised so many eyebrows. “No woman is going to satisfy a man’s natural impulse to procreate, procreate, procreate,” Willis told the magazine, per Nine.com.

“The impulse doesn’t go away because you have three or 10 or a hundred kids … We try hard, but we’re animals. We’re just donkeys walking up to the trough for food and wanting to f*** everything we see because of this unconscious agenda.”

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
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Moore now says she’s ‘proud’ of the couple’s divorce

Though there wasn’t any confirmation of infidelity between the couple, things were certainly on a downward spiral, and by 1998, the two had announced their separation. They officially divorced in 2000, and though their marriage didn’t last, their friendship did.

Moore and Willis had an amicable divorce, which allowed them to stay friends through the years. They became envious co-parents, raising their daughters together despite no longer being married. Today, they continue to be close friends, even though their daughters are all grown up. Moore has since said that she’s “proud” of the couple’s separation and how well they each handled it.