Tallulah Willis, 29, has opened up about her film star father's dementia battle as it's revealed that the 68 year old is losing his 'joie de vivre' and 'language skills.'
Bruce Willis's daughter posted a heartfelt post on her Instagram, sharing with her fans the heartache she feels as she reflects on the amazing times and memories she has had with him.
She said: "Damn, these photos are hitting tonight. You're my whole damn heart and I'm so proud to be your Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis." She added a very sweet hashtag too, calling herself #babybruce.
She posted a series of pictures showing her and her father in loving embraces and she smiled with her dad's arm around her, cosied up on an arm chair.
In other snaps she shared a young Bruce beaming as he headed on stage in dark sunglasses and fez hat. She also posted a picture of her driving license, revealing that one of her middle names is Bruce, giving her an even closer bond.
Last year, the action movie star stepped back from showbiz and acting amid his battle with the brain condition 'aphasia.' The condition causes the patient to suffer from language deterioration and difficulties. Since March he has also been suffering from frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
Friends and fans showed their support and sent love via comments on her touching post.
One close friend said: "In it together, I will always be here for you." Another added: "Such great photos of you both! I didn't realise one of your middle names was Bruce. How awesome!"
Others showed unity by offering their understanding. "I'm going through something not too dissimilar with my father and sometimes it's tough to look back at the past, but just remember how great it was", one said.
Bruce's wife Emma Hemming, 45, recently opened about struggling with guilt throughout Bruce's condition. She feels guilty that they have the resources that others don't have amid her husband's dementia battle.
The British and American model penned a powerful op-ed for Maria Shriver's Sunday Paper admitting she feels "guilty."
"When I’m able to get out for a hike to clear my head, it’s not lost on me that not all care partners can do that. When what I share about our family’s journey gets press attention, I know that there are many thousands of untold, unheard stories, each of them deserving of compassion and concern."
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