“She’s brought him so much happiness”: Bruce Willis Finds Peace in Newborn Grandchild as ‘Die Hard’ Star Struggles With Dementia That Forced Him to Leave Hollywood

Bruce Willis Finds Peace in Newborn Grandchild as ‘Die Hard’ Star Struggles With Dementia That Forced Him to Leave Hollywood

Bruce Willis shocked Hollywood when he announced his retirement in 2022 following a slew of action projects that are scheduled to release in the upcoming years. However, age is the farthest factor keeping the actor from his passion and profession as Willis was diagnosed with aphasia and later, frontotemporal dementia, keeping him one step away from a life in the limelight that he had grown so accustomed to.

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However, within the madness and the chaos that uprooted any semblance of normalcy in his life following the pandemic era, the Die Hard star has found a reason to find happiness again as he becomes a new and first-time grandparent alongside former wife, Demi Moore.

Bruce Willis and Demi Moore with Rumer Willis
Bruce Willis and Demi Moore with their eldest daughter, Rumer Willis

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Bruce Willis Becomes Grandfather Post-Dementia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis has never been one to falter when faced with a challenge. The actor, however beloved to the audience of the action-thriller genre in Hollywood, must also be aware of how difficult he has been for directors and studios to handle soon after his rise to success with the 1988 film. But all that tough mettle and indomitable personality failed to be enough to keep away the condition that currently ails and haunts him with speech impairment and a progressive loss of cognitive and intellectual functioning.

Bruce Willis becomes a grandfather to Rumer Willis newborn daughter
Bruce Willis becomes a grandfather to Rumer Willis’s newborn daughter

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Despite the heavy and fatalistic atmosphere that looms in the background, the Willis household has become a beacon of joy and happiness. Not only has the extended clan welcomed Demi Moore into their home but now also hosts the newest and youngest member of the household, Louetta Isley Thomas Willis, daughter of Rumer Willis, and her boyfriend, Derek Richard Thomas.


Bruce Willis Finds Joy in the Arrival of His Granddaughter

The eldest daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore gave birth to a beautiful baby girl at her home on April 18, 2023. Rumer Willis and her partner later shared the news via social media, welcoming a barrage of love and adoration from friends and family. The infant girl is also the first grandchild of the pair and has decidedly left the Willis clan with their hands full with overseeing not only the actor’s deteriorating health but also caring for the newborn. Regarding the positive impact the event has had on the Die Hard star, an insider source close to the family has claimed:

“This baby feels heaven-sent. She’s brought Bruce so much happiness… seeing Bruce as a grandpa is the sweetest thing. He’s always been so good with babies.”

Bruce Willis with a young Rumer Willis
Bruce Willis with a young Rumer Willis

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In the meantime, Demi Moore has hilariously shared the news via social media stating, “Entering my hot kooky unhinged grandma era.” Rumer Willis, who announced her pregnancy in September 2022, is also planning to tie the knot in the coming years, claiming that she wants her father to walk her down the aisle and participate in the wedding before the full effects of his ailment start to set in.

Source: Radar Online


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