The actor celebrated another year around the sun yesterday surrounded by family. In attendance were Willis’ children as well as his current wife Emma Heming Willis, and ex-wife Demi Moore.
Videos by Rare
The clip Demi posted to Instagram featured a lively view of the kitchen while everyone sings around a dessert with lit candles.
Moore captioned the video, “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.”
The family performs a theatrical rendition of Happy Birthday filled with lots of vibrato, joyful hoots, and happy howling.
Emma Heming Willis also posted to Instagram for Bruce’s birthday. The caption read, He is pure love. He is so loved. And I’ll be loving him always. Happy Birthday my sweet 💌
My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it 🙏🏽 Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too 💞”
Just a few weeks ago, the family revealed that the actor had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. In the spring of last year, Willis had symptoms of aphasia, a condition that causes complications with speech, but as of recently, the condition has progressed into a dementia diagnosis.
Heming Willis confirmed the diagnosis in an Instagram post as well as an official statement to The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration.
The caption read:
“Our family wanted to start by expressing our deepest gratitude for the incredible outpouring of love, support and wonderful stories we have all received since sharing Bruce’s original diagnosis. In the spirit of that, we wanted to give you an update about our beloved husband, father and friend since we now have a deeper understanding of what he is experiencing.
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.”
The official AFTD statement can be read in full on the organization’s website.