It's been a challenging time for the family as they navigate how to give Bruce Willis the best life possible after his aphasia diagnosis.
Bruce Willis' blended family came together to celebrate Easter over the weekend. According to PEOPLE, his wife of 14 years, Emma Heming Willis, posted how the family had fun together to celebrate the special holiday on her Instagram Stories. "We're in it to win it!" Emma wrote on the video that has since disappeared. In the video, the family members were seen ready to start the Easter egg hunt in the backyard. Demi Moore and daughters Tallulah, 29, Scout, 31, and Rumer, 34 were there as well as the Die Hard actor's kids with Emma, Evelyn Penn, 8, and Mabel Ray, 11. "Go! Go! Go!" Emma added on the next slide as everybody ran around to find the hidden eggs.
Bruce Willis' Blended Family Celebrates Easter with Backyard Easter Egg Hunt: 'In It to Win It' https://t.co/PB4VfwSTnC— People (@people) April 10, 2023
The celebration comes weeks after the action hero's birthday. It's been a challenging time for the family including for his wife as she navigates his recent health problems. On March 19, she shared an emotional video on Instagram for his 68th birthday. "Today is my husband’s birthday. I have started the morning by crying, as you can see by my swollen eyes and snotty nose,” she said. “I do have times of sadness, every day. Grief, every day. And I’m really feeling it today on his birthday,” she added. The 44-year-old model explained that she was editing a montage to post for her husband's birthday when she was deeply moved and overwhelmed with emotions. “As much as I do it for myself, I do it for you, because I know how much you love my husband and it means so much to me, so thank you,” she explained.
Emma has now taken the role of her husband's full-time caregiver. After the Sin City: A Dame to Kill For actor was diagnosed with aphasia, which subsequently led him to step away from acting, he was given a new diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in March 2022. His wife is learning everything she can about FTD to give her 68-year-old husband the best life possible. She's working with dementia care and education specialist, Teepa Snow, to do so.
A source previously told PEOPLE that the diagnosis has "been hard for" Emma as "it's not easy seeing a spouse's health decline." The insider said "Emma has to keep it together" for the couple's daughters. At the time she already began "working with several professionals to help" her husband, and "has arranged for him to see the best doctors." The actor's family had previously issued a statement after finding out that the patriarch has FTD, emphasizing that they will continue raising awareness of the condition, while also appreciating fans for their support. “Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible,” they said.
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