Bruce Willis, who was diagnosed with dementia this year, spent a wholesome Thanksgiving with all his daughters, thanks to wife Emma. The former took to Instagram to share a touching family photo.
Bruce Willis was surrounded this Thanksgiving, by a lot of love, happiness, and family. Willis’ diagnosis of FTD, a type of dementia, known as Frontotemporal dementia, must have prompted his family members to not want to waste a moment. The actor’s spouse, Emma Heming Willis posted a heart-touching photo of the full family celebrating Thanksgiving together on Instagram.
The renowned veteran actor, 68, shares daughters Rumer Willis, 35, Scout Willis, 32, and Tallulah Willis, 29, with ex Demi Moore, 61. With his wife Emma Hemings Willis, 47, he shares two more daughters, Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9. All of them were present and cozying up to their daddy dearest in the Thanksgiving photo posted by Emma.
Captioned simply, “I’m grateful and thankful to know this kind of love. Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving,” the post featured the whole Willis clan, as well as Bruce Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore. The family photo did not leave out Rumer’s boyfriend Derek Richard Thomas and Tallulah’s partner Jake Miller, in the true spirit of the holiday.
Earlier in September, Emma Hemings had shared with the Today Show that dementia is a cruel and hard disease, difficult both for the diagnosed person, as well as the family involved. Bruce’s youngest daughter with Demi Moore, Tallulah, had also shared an update about her dad’s health on November 8 this year. Though her father’s dementia is really aggressive, she thinks “he is the same, which I think, in this regard is the best you can ask for. I see love when I’m with him, and it’s my dad and he loves me.”
Frontotemporal dementia, as Tallulah wrote for Vogue in May 2023, is a disease that “chips away at his cognition and behavior day by day.” Early signs of the disease in Bruce Willis included difficulty in communicating (a disorder known as Aphasia) and a sense of unresponsiveness, which family members had initially chalked up to hearing loss.