The benefit of family connections!
According to a new report, Dancing with the Stars pro Mark Ballas' mother claimed Rumer Willis' famous parents, Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, undoubtedly contributed to the actress' win on the reality competition show.
Rumer and Val on May 19, 2015. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"They networked. The whole family did their homework. It was great and amazing for them. And they got all their A-list friends to help," Shirley Ballas, 54, said.
Throughout the show's 20th season, Bruce, 60, and Demi's celebrity friends — including Ashton Kutcher, Courtney Love and Sofia Vergara, among others — showed their support for Rumer, 26, and her partner, Valentin Chmerkovskiy, 29, on social media.
Mark, 29, who was partnered with Hunger Games actress Willow Shields, 15, on the show agreed Demi, 52, and Bruce's influence on voting helped their daughter prevail over her competitors.
“People love the show, watch and root for people but they don’t vote. [Willow] should have been in the finals. She had the skills and the personality," Mark said.
But, despite her connections, Mark assured he has no hard feelings against Rumer. “She was awesome," he added of her run on the show.
Radar Online first reported this story.