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Bruce Willis: Baby talk is nonsense

Bruce Willis has always found it “ridiculous” when parents use baby talk.

The 60-year-old is somewhat of an expert in all things fatherhood, having raised grown-up daughters Rumer, Scout and Tallulah with first wife Demi Moore and then welcoming Mabel, three, and 13-month-old Evelyn with his current wife Emma Heming.

While many proud parents love to ooh and ahh over their little ones, Bruce has no time for going ga-ga with his girls.

“We’ve always thought it was ridiculous,” he sighed to German magazine Gala. “Even when we see our friends’ babies, we don’t go along with it. I advise all young parents to try it. It’s wonderful to see how babies react when you communicate with them in a normal way.”

There’s a big gap between his oldest and youngest children, but all of them enjoy spending time together. Cheeky tot Mabel is especially influenced by her siblings.

“Mabel is desperate to prove to us that she can do pretty much anything by herself,” he laughed. “She wants to be just like her three older half-sisters.”

Bruce is probably best known for the action-packed Die Hard franchise, in which he can be seen kicking ass as John McClane. Things are quieter these days for the star, who is about to start work on an untitled Woody Allen project, but that suits him just fine because fatherhood calls.

“I’m sure it’s because I spend far more time with them now I’m not away filming so much,” he smiled.

“I’m a much more protective and fearful father than I was 25 years ago. I’d love to live to 100 so I can be there for my children for as long as possible.”

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