Nearly a 12 months after Bruce Willis’ household introduced he was affected by aphasia — a dysfunction that impacts how an individual communicates — they discovered themselves confronted with extra heartbreaking information.
“Bruce’s situation has progressed, and we now have a extra particular prognosis: frontotemporal dementia (often known as FTD),” they shared in a press release on February 16. FTD — which primarily impacts the frontal and temporal lobes of the mind — may cause modifications in persona, conduct and language.
“Bruce has actually slowed down,” a supply completely tells Closer. “The illness has actually progressed and impacts his communication, so his household has to anticipate what he may need to do subsequent. He’s not the identical man he was six months in the past.”
Thankfully, the Die Hard star, 67, has a loving household dedicated to serving to him “dwell as full a life as attainable.” Bruce and his spouse, Emma Heming, and their two younger daughters, Mabel and Evelyn, dwell inside an hour’s drive of his ex-wife, actress Demi Moore, and their kids collectively, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.
“They’ve created a really loving assist system,” says the supply of the blended bunch. “Bruce is completely surrounded by love.”
While the household is blissful to have a greater understanding of Bruce’s situation and the highway forward, they’ve all processed the information in numerous methods.
“Demi, Bruce’s spouse [Emma], and all the children are heartbroken,” one other insider advised Closer in February. “Demi has her moments when she breaks down.”
There is one piece of excellent information that the household has been celebrating not too long ago — Rumer is anticipating her first little one together with her boyfriend, Derek Richard Thomas.
“It’s affecting everybody in a different way,” the supply added of Bruce’s situation. “A vivid spot proper now’s Rumer’s being pregnant. The beginning of his first granddaughter will hopefully put a smile on Bruce’s face.”