Bruce Willis is commemorating his 68th birthday while getting showered with love and support from his nearest and dearest. In an overwhelming display of togetherness, the actor's family has rallied to make his birthday a truly memorable one.
Demi Moore, Emma Heming and Bruce Willis' Kids Share Heartwarming Birthday Messages Despite Diagnosed Dementia
A Sweet Celebration
Celebrating the big day, the family added an extra dose of sweetness to the event with a big cake, accompanied by beautiful harmonious singing.
Instagram Birthday Wishes
Demi expressed her birthday greetings and well wishes for the occasion on Instagram, along with a heartwarming video capturing the cake presentation and singing.
Sharing the Love
The Instagram post reads:
"Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate you today. Love you and love our family. Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes — we all feel them."
From Early Days to Home Life
Tallulah, 29, shared a series of beautiful pictures of her father Bruce, featuring a combination of behind-the-scenes snaps from his early days and more recent candid photos of him taken at home.
Tallulah's Message to Her Father
"Happy birthday to my numero uno Bruno !! Feeling awash with all the good energies and love headed this Willis way! I love him and he loves me - what a delight!"
Joyous Moments Amidst the Struggle
The heartwarming wishes and joyous celebrations arrive amidst a trying time for the whole family, having announced in February that the actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.
Coping With Dementia After Struggling With Aphasia
His dementia diagnosis comes almost a year after announcing the star's struggle with aphasia, a communication impairment.
Scout's Heartfelt Birthday Message
As the love and support continued to pour in, daughter Scout, 36, took to Instagram to express her feelings about her father's 68th birthday.
A Childhood Memory
With a lovely picture of herself as a child, sound asleep on her father's shoulders and resting her head on his head as he carried her around, Scout wrote:
"It’s his birthday so send all of your love, tenderness, care and prayer his way for a moment!"
Paying the Price of Grief
She continued her loving message:
"Grief is a price I’ll always pay to know what it is to feel such love."
Wife's Tribute to Bruce on His Birthday
On the occasion of Bruce's first birthday since his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis, his wife, Emma, shared a heartfelt message expressing her deep sadness.
Love in the Face of Sadness
"Today is one of those days of feeling the grief and sadness. But the silver lining or the flip side is that I’m so lucky to feel your warmth and love that is directed to my husband and our family."
Standing Together in Grief
The model continued:
"Your connection helps me and I hope it helps you in a small way to know that I see you and I deeply understand your journey as well💞."
In the video, the 44-year-old shared her feelings of sadness and grief about her husband's ongoing battle with his dementia.
Coping With Grief
"Today is my husband's birthday. I have started the morning by crying as you can see by my swollen eyes and snotty nose. I just think it's important that you see all sides of this," Heming shared.
Strong Through Struggle
"I always get this message or people always tell me, 'Oh, you're so strong. I don't know how you do it.' I'm not given a choice. I wish I was, but I'm also raising two kids in this," she continued.
Despite her feelings of deep sadness, Heming expressed the importance of staying strong.
A Message of Strength and Love from Bruce's Wife
"Sometimes in our lives, we have to put our big girl panties on and get to it. And that's what I'm doing," Heming told the camera.
"But I do have times of sadness, every day, grief every day, and I'm really feeling it today on his birthday."