Since it became known almost two years ago that actor Bruce Willis (68 years old) was sick, the family around him has been diligently sharing updates with his fans.
Bruce was diagnosed with aphasia at the beginning of 2021, and was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February of this year. According to Geir Selbak, professor and head of research at the National Center on Aging and Health, dementia causes, in short, cognitive impairment, and thus will affect daily functioning, as well as the behavior of the affected person.
Tallulah Belle Willis (29 years old) is Bruce’s youngest daughter from his ex-wife Demi Moore (61 years old). On Wednesday, she took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to her father.
In the group of photos, Tallulah shared two photos of them, in addition to an old photo of her father. Additionally, she attached a blurry photo of her driver’s license, where her full name appears to be “Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis.”
“Damn, these pictures hit a nerve tonight. You are my soul with all my heart and I am so proud to be Bruce Willis’ Tallulah Belle,” the 29-year-old signed off.
She’s also added the “Babybruce” subject tag.
In addition to Tallulah, Bruce and Demi have two daughters, Rumer (35) and Scout (32). With his new wife, Emma Hemming Willis (45), he has two daughters, Maybelle (11) and Evelyn (9).
Earlier this week, Emma wrote a comment in Maria Shriver’s Sunday newspaperShe frankly admitted that she suffers from feelings of guilt.
The 45-year-old wrote, among other things, that it helped her to share what her family is going through, but there is still something gnawing at her.
“I struggle with guilt, because I know I have resources that others don’t. When I can go out for a walk to clear my head, I think not all care partners can do the same. When what I share about our family’s journey gets media attention, I know there are thousands “So many untold and unheard stories – and each one deserves compassion and attention.”
Due to his career as an award-winning actor, many people know Willis, which means the story of his illness gets a lot of column space. The wife hopes that the family’s openness will be beneficial to those who do not receive the same amount of attention to their history.
“I see that what I share means something to others who may be struggling, and in some way makes them feel seen and understood. (…) It is important for me to be an advocate for those families who do not have the time, energy or resources to speak up for themselves.”
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