“But there are tough days and sadness”: Bruce Willis Has Found a Big Reason to Smile While Fighting For His Life After Dementia Diagnosis

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Battling frontotemporal dementia, Bruce Willis finally found a reason to be happy amid a heartbreaking ailment. Becoming a first-time grandfather to his daughter Rumer Willis’ first born child, Willis and Demi Moore celebrate a new journey of life. Overjoyed by the newborn’s arrival, the actor appears happier than ever, according to sources. 

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Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore, welcomed her daughter with her beau Derek Richard Thomas. Sources close to the 68-year-old actor revealed the excitement of the family at the baby’s arrival. Amid the retired actor’s dementia battle, Willis and his family found a reason to smile. 


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Bruce Willis’ Daughter Welcomed Her First Child 

Veteran actor Bruce Willis’ eldest daughter Rumer Willis welcomed her first child with her beau Derek Richard Thomas on April 18th, 2023. Celebrating a new beginning in her life, the 34-year-old shared adorable photos on Instagram announcing the birth of her child. Rumer Willis thus spoke with People and shared invaluable advice given by her parents while preparing for parenthood. 

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Rumer Willis welcomes her first daughter

[My parents] are so excited. My sisters are so excited,” the 34-year-old shared. Further mentioning her family, Willis stated, “It’s so fun to be bringing in the first grandkid in our family, especially because we’re such a huge group at this point”. Revealing her family’s excitement over her child’s arrival, Willis added, “I just can’t wait to meet them. I’m just so delighted.” 

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Rumer Willis shares Instagram post

Welcoming a new life in the family amid Bruce Willis‘ battle against his deteriorating ailment, Rumer Willis brought joy back into the family. Giving her father a reason to smile, the 34-year-old welcomed her little munchkin with her partner. Finding comfort at his grandchild’s arrival, following his diagnosis and retirement, Bruce Willis began smiling all over again. 


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Bruce Willis Found Hope Amid Dementia Battle 

Bruce Willis and his ex-wife Demi Moore became first-time grandparents on April 18th following the birth of Rumer Willis’ daughter Louetta Isley Thomas Willis. Extremely happy and excited to welcome the new member into the family, Willis, and Moore are completely lit up. Sources close to the former couple confined to Radar, “This baby feels heaven-sent”. 

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Bruce Willis is overjoyed to be a grandfather

Mentioning how happy Bruce Willis is, following the arrival of his granddaughter, sources stated, “She’s brought Bruce so much happiness.” Not just the 68-year-old actor but even Demi Moore is more than happy to be a grandmother. Sharing photos of her daughter Rumer Willis flaunting her baby bump, Moore captioned her Instagram post, “Entering my hot kooky unhinged grandma era,” 

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Demi Moore shares her excitement via Instagram

Discussing the joyous moment, sources spilled, “Seeing Bruce as a grandpa is the sweetest thing”. Despite the health challenges that the 68-year-old is facing, he has been feeling overwhelmed with his granddaughter. “He’s been making the most of life, but there are challenges. There are tough days and sadness, so having Louetta has been such a blessing for him.” sources mentioned. 


The privilege of being a grandparent is always the best feeling, but considering the situation that the family is going through, nothing can be more precious to Bruce Willis than his granddaughter. 

Read more: Bruce Willis’ Ex-wife Demi Moore Forgets Their Past to Celebrate With Emma Heming Willis Amid His Life Threatening Medical Condition


Source: Radar 


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