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Bruce Willis: I lost faith in love

Bruce Willis "didn't have any hope" he would find love again, after splitting from his wife Demi Moore.

The A-List couple - who have three daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah - divorced in 2000, stating no public reason for the break-up.

But - following a short-lived engagement to actress Brooke Burns - the 57-year-old found love with model Emma Heming, who he married in 2009.

Despite a 23-year age gap, the brunette beauty restored his faith in a romantic happily-ever-after and gave birth to their daughter Mabel Ray earlier this year.

"She has this amazing character; class, humour and a big heart. Before I met her I didn't have any hope left that I would meet the right woman. After my divorce from Demi…" he told the German edition of OK! magazine. "With Emma I can be sure that she never expects too much from me - just that we will be happy forever. And that I can guarantee."

The action star added that nowadays his only worry in life is whether his "girls might develop dental tartar".

Bruce also spoke about his tough youth.

Now a highly coveted Hollywood star, Willis grew up in modest conditions and was bullied for having a speech impediment.

"My parents were normal workers - we didn't have much," he revealed. "I had to learn to defend myself from an early age, because I used to stutter until I was 17. I was the typical victim; I got pushed around and roughed up."

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