Demi Moore's VOICE is guiding Bruce Willis through tragic frontotemporal dementia
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are closer than ever in the wake of the actor's deteriorating health. The duo has long been considered the friendliest exes in Hollywood. They were married for 11 years and share daughters Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28.
Moore, 60, and Willis' current wife, Emma Hemming, are helping each other out as the heartbroken family announced that the 'Die Hard' star, 67, was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia on Thursday, February 16. The tragic update came after it was revealed that the actor had aphasia, a language disorder that affects a person's ability to communicate. He was forced to step away from acting in March 2022 due to his condition, which typically occurs after a brain injury or stroke.
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'Demi has been in constant touch'
"Demi has been in constant contact with Bruce and Emma," sources told Radar Online, adding, "She's taking every opportunity she can to spend time with him. If she's not there by his side, she's calling on the phone just so Bruce can hear her voice." Moore and Hemming are supporting each other as they struggle to cope with Willis' declining health. His wife has reportedly become the middleman between the exes. "Bruce can't say much, and it doesn't seem like he's grasping much of what others say," the insider continued, adding, "So Emma's really been the voice and communicator for him."
The embattled family has been constantly rallying around the Hollywood legend. "They know he won't be around forever," an insider noted, adding, "So they're cherishing every single moment."
Willis' loved ones are hoping for a miracle, especially since Rumer is pregnant with his first grandchild. "He's determined to stay coherent and lucid for as long as possible so his grandchild can have some happy memories of a grandfather who was present and active in his or her life," a friend revealed to Radar Online in January, adding, "He's dead-set that this new baby is going to get the best he has to offer." Sources added, "There are days when they see glimpses of the old Bruce, but they are brief and far between. It seems he's slipping further away from them, and it breaks their heart."
That said, the actor's downward spiral has been the hardest for his oldest children to witness. "It's been painful to see him deteriorate," an insider reportedly said, adding, "The older girls miss the old Bruce — the one who used to tease them about their boyfriends and give them unsolicited advice."
Nonetheless, the family continues to remain optimistic. "Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD). Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis," they said in a statement recently.