Demi Moore makes emotional comment about Bruce Willis’ dementia diagnosis

Demi Moore, known for her remarkable career in Hollywood, is now sharing some heartfelt advice for families navigating the challenges of having a member coping with dementia.

The actress recently joined Andy Cohen on his SiriusXM show Radio Andy, alongside her castmates from Feud: Capote Vs. The Swans.

During the interview, Cohen delved into Moore’s blended family dynamics and her supportive relationship with ex-husband Bruce Willis, who is facing health struggles.

Bruce Willis’ diagnosis

The public was made aware of the Die Hard star’s frontotemporal dementia diagnosis in February last year – prior to that, Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia in 2022.

Bruce Willis pictured in 2013, prior to his health struggles. Credit: Mike Marsland / WireImage / Getty.

Sadly, the degenerative nature of Bruce’s condition means that his health issues only seem to be getting worse as time goes on. A close friend of the actor revealed not long ago that he is no longer “totally verbal”, while Bruce’s wife, Emma Heming Willis, now serves as his full-time carer.

Since the Willis family’s disclosure that he was suffering with dementia, they’ve been extremely open regarding regular updates on the 68-year-old’s condition.

In November, his youngest daughter Tallulah Willis appeared on The Drew Barrymore Show to discuss her father‘s condition and why their family decided to be so open about his health.

“On one hand, it’s who we are as a family,” the 29-year-old told Barrymore. “But also, it’s really important for us to spread awareness about FTD because there’s not enough information out there.”

Demi’s emotional comment

Amidst all of this heartache, Demi has been by her ex-husband’s side. During his radio segment, Cohen asked the St. Elmo’s Fire actress: “What message do you have for people out there who have family members who have dementia? Who are maybe caring for them or in their lives?”

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Demi Moore and then-husband Bruce Willis. Credit: Shutterstock.

In response, Demi said: “I think the most important thing I could share is just to meet them where they’re at,” adding that it was important to embrace dementia sufferers as they are in the present.

“When you let go of who they’ve been or who you think they [should be], or who even you would like them to be, you can then really stay in the present and take in the joy and the love that is present and there for all that they are, not all that they’re not,” she said.

Her co-star Chloë Sevigny quipped: “I’m gonna use that when I go home and see my mom next. Not that she has dementia, but she is really annoying.”

Throughout Bruce’s health struggles, Demi, along with their three daughters – Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, has been spending valuable family time. They have created a supportive environment by being together with Bruce, his wife Emma Heming, and their two young daughters – Mabel and Evelyn.

Emma Heming Willis, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis, and Scout Willis pictured in 2018. Credit: Neilson Barnard / Getty.

Demi’s public display of support for Bruce was evident when she celebrated his birthday on Instagram shortly after news of his diagnosis emerged. She posted a cheerful photo with the caption: “Happy birthday, Bruce! Thankful for our blended family 🤍.”

The couple wed in 1987 but separated 11 years later in 1998, eventually finalizing their divorce in 2000. Bruce then married Emma Heming in 2009.

The ongoing relationship between Demi, Bruce, and Emma only goes to show how important it is for blended families to stick together, especially throughout life’s challenges.

What do you think of Bruce Willis and his loving blended family? Let us know in the comments!


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