'He's slipping further away': Bruce Willis' family pray for Christmas miracle as star's health worsens
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Former spouses Bruce Willis and Demi Moore remain to be forever friends. In the wake of Willis' aphasia diagnosis, his 'Moral Thoughts' co-star Moore along with his family is trying to cherish every single moment that is left with the actor.
Moore has reportedly been in "constant contact with Bruce and Emma" as Willis' health issues are worsening by each day. Considered one of the friendliest exes in Hollywood, Willis and Moore share three daughters Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28 with each other. According to RadarOnline, Demi, along with their children and Emma Heming, Bruce's wife of 13 years, revealed the 'Die Hard' actor was suffering from the progressive disorder that affects one's ability to speak and understand language in March. They also announced Willis' decision to retire from acting in the statement.
"Demi has been in constant contact with Bruce and Emma," the insider told RadarOnline. "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." The entire family is trying to be by the 67-year-old star’s side. "They know he won't be around forever," the insider said. "So they're cherishing every single moment."
Willis also has two daughters with Emma Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8. The blended family often spends holidays in Idaho together. "It was always a special time," the source explained. "The family traditions they loved continued, like their pajama parties and game nights."
While trying to struggle to cope with Bruce’s declining health Demi and Emma’s relationship has gotten tighter. The ‘Sixth Sense’ actor’s wife has 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 shared. "So Emma's really been the voice and communicator for him."
"There are days when they see glimpses of the old Bruce, but they are brief and far between," the source revealed to the outlet. "It seems he's slipping further away from them, and it breaks their heart." Despite the gloomy clouds surrounding Willis' health, his loved ones are trying to stay strong especially with the holidays coming up. Willis' blended family is looking forward to spend the holidays with their beloved father. "The girls can't imagine Christmas without Bruce," the insider stated. "It's been painful to see him deteriorate. The older girls miss the old Bruce — the one who used to tease them about their boyfriends and give them unsolicited advice." It appears that the concerned family is praying for a "holiday miracle" to save the veteran actor.