Scout and Tallulah, daughters of Bruce Willis, expressed their overwhelming pride in Emma Heming Willis for opening up about their father's ongoing health battle. The 68-year-old iconic 'Die Hard' actor is currently grappling with Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), a rare form of the disease that manifests in the deterioration of personality, behavior, and language.
During a poignant interview on 'Today,' Emma candidly shared her emotional journey in dealing with the "grief and the sadness" accompanying her husband's declining health. This heartfelt revelation garnered the admiration of Scout and Tallulah, both offspring from Bruce's previous marriage to Demi Moore.
Scout, at 32 years old, took to Instagram to express her profound pride: "I truly could not be more proud of @emmahemingwillis for being willing to step out into the public eye, (even though it's terrifying!!!) to share our family's story in service of spreading awareness about FTD. Emma, you are such a champion for this cause, and you inspire me EVERY SINGLE F****** DAY with your bravery and deep love. Your courage is moving mountains. #ftd #ftdawareness. (sic)"
In a similar vein, Tallulah, aged 29, simply stated, "So proud of my family. @emmahemingwillis."
Bruce, additionally, shares his life with daughters Rumer, 35, from his previous marriage to Demi, with whom he was married from 1987 to 2000. Bruce and Emma together have two children, Mabel Ray Willis, 11, and Evelyn Penn Willis, nine.
During the interview, Emma acknowledged that "dementia is hard" on everyone affected. She emphasized, "It’s hard on the person diagnosed, it’s also hard on the family. And that is no different for Bruce, or myself, or our girls. When they say this is a family disease, it really is."
Emma further admitted that coming to terms with Bruce's condition has been both a "blessing and a curse." Nonetheless, she expressed gratitude for obtaining a definitive diagnosis, which has enabled her to better understand the situation. She added, "To finally understand what was happening so that I could be in the acceptance of what is — it doesn't make it any less painful, but … just being in the know of what is happening to Bruce makes it a little easier."
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