Thank you for helping me walk through and rise to the occasion to have the birth I dreamed of,” wrote Rumer Willis to her mother Demi Moore, who held her hand while she was giving birth, as seen in intimate photos Rumer shared.

In the spring of 2022, Bruce Willis’ family shared the heart-shattering news of his shocking diagnosis, which reportedly progressed to a more specific condition in less than a year.

Despite their split over two decades ago, Demi Moore still stays by Willis’ side to look after him in the wake of his illness while caring for her daughter, Rumer Willis.

The “Pulp Fiction” actor now resides in his million-dollar Brentwood Park mansion in Los Angeles, with his wife and two children, and spends precious moments with his blended family there.

Demi Moore is an American actress who rose to fame in the mid-80s and 90s. In November 1987, the Roswell, New Mexico-born star married Bruce Willis, famed for action-packed movies, including “Die Hard,” where he played detective John McClane.

Moore and Willis, one of the most famous Hollywood couples of their time, parted ways in October 2000, ending their 13-year-long union. After moving on from their painful and challenging separation, both stars found love again and remarried, turning their estrangement into something special.

In March 2022, Moore’s ex-husband retired from acting following a serious health condition, which made it cumbersome for him to pursue his passion. Willis was diagnosed with aphasia—a communicative disorder that influences people’s ability to understand and write speech, likely due to brain damage.

Heming’s birthday post was shared amid her husband’s health battle and received an overwhelming reaction from netizens far and wide.
Willis’ family, including his second wife, Emma Heming Willis, his children, and Moore, gave an update regarding his health condition in February 2023. They shared a joint statement on social media and The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration’s (AFTD) official website.

They disclosed that their family patriarch’s condition had progressed, and they now had a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia, also known as FTD. They also announced their beloved husband and father’s retirement from his long and successful acting career.

The “A Few Good Men” actress also shared her ex-spouse’s health condition in an Instagram post, alongside an adorable picture of him at the beach. Referring to themselves as the “Ladies of Willis/Moore,” the “Moonlighting” actor’s family thanked his fans and followers for their overwhelming love and support.

They also shed light on how FTD was unheard of and could affect anyone, especially people under 60, for whom it was a prevalent form of dementia. The former action hero’s loved ones noted how FTD’s diagnosis could take years and that the cruel illness is currently deemed incurable.

In the wake of Willis’ progressive condition, his family has urged the media to raise awareness about FTD so that sufficient research could be performed, helping others struggling with the disease.

The statement mentioned how the Hollywood star always used his voice to uplift others and advocate for important issues. It further said that if Willis had been in the state to do so, he wouldn’t hesitate to draw global attention so that those dealing with FTD didn’t feel isolated.

The Hollywood hunk’s family described him as a lively person who loved impacting others positively, adding that it meant the world to him to receive his fans’ love, care, and support. The joint statement was signed by Willis’ ex-wife, current spouse, and children who concluded on the note:

“We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible.”

On March 19, 2023, Willis’ large and lovely family came together to celebrate his 68th birthday. An adorable clip showed the legendary actor having an incredible time after being serenaded by Moore, Heming, and his children. After blowing out the candles, an upbeat Willis hugged his wife and daughters.

The surprise celebration, which included a delicious homemade cake, was recorded and posted by Moore on Instagram. The “Indecent Proposal” actress penned a sweet caption, which read:

“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.”

Moore shared the touching footage only a month after Willis’ dementia diagnosis. It reportedly alarmed some fans as they noticed Willis was missing a tooth in his birthday clip.

On April 2, 2023, Heming took to her Instagram to share a collection of pictures and clips to celebrate their daughter, Mabel Ray Willis’ birthday. The ecstatic mom captioned the post:

“Happy 11th Birthday Mabel Ray! Your energy is infectious. You can light a whole room with your smile and warmth. How you love and care for your family and friends is beautiful to witness. Keep shining my love and always remember to #liveitup 💕💕💕

The heartwarming birthday post included several unseen shots of papa Willis doting on his little girl, smothering her with hugs and kisses.

It showed the “Paradise City” alum having a wonderful time with his baby girl, from enjoying a swim together and taking her around town on his shoulders to accompanying her on nature trips and playing the harmonica. At the same time, she created her magic on the piano.

Heming’s birthday post was shared amid her husband’s health battle and received an overwhelming reaction from netizens far and wide. Many fans shared birthday wishes for Mabel, while others sent their heartfelt thoughts and prayers to her dad.

It appears Willis’ shocking diagnosis has brought together his loved ones to become his support system during his most challenging period. Having played the tough leading man on-screen fighting the bad guys for many years, it’s been difficult for him to bid farewell to his Hollywood career.

The “Wrong Place” alum’s cozy home has become his sanctuary, where his loved ones always surround him.
But to ease his pain and comfort him as he fights FTD, Willis’ wife, ex-spouse, and five daughters have rallied around him, becoming his most formidable companions. In a world marred by bitterness and estrangement resulting from separation and divorce, the “American Siege” actor has been fortunate to have Moore in his corner.

Moore, Heming, and their kids continue to lend their energy and love to Willis, forming a beautiful blended family. Even more heart-melting is how the “Apex” star’s former and current wives have put aside their differences to hold his hand in his darkest hour.

The healthy relationship dynamic shared by Moore and Willis might be unheard of. Still, the duo has been determined to break the stereotype and negative stigma attached to divorce and separation.

Once a powerful Hollywood pair, Moore and Willis’ split actually strengthened their bond, as they proudly co-parented their three girls—Rumer, Scout LaRue, and Tallulah Willis.

In 2020, the “Vendetta” actor amazed everyone when he moved in with Moore, their daughters, and two of his girls’ boyfriends in Idaho during the COVID-19 lockdown.

In March 2022, Moore penned a short and sweet post for her ex on his 67th birthday. Standing together in the kitchen, holding a chopping board, the “G.I. Jane” actress beamed joyfully, writing how grateful she was for her blended family.

Moore and Willis being on friendly terms post-divorce may earn a frown or two from critics, but that certainly isn’t the case with Heming. The British-American model, producer, actress, and entrepreneur, who’s been married to Willis since March 2009, shared her views on her husband’s connection with his ex and their blended family.

When fans and supporters of Willis admired the gorgeous women in his life for maintaining a healthy equation in the light of divorce and remarriage and becoming his foundation in his toughest time, Heming was said to have agreed with them.

She reportedly fangirled over an old photo of Moore and Willis, posting it in her Instagram story in April 2023. She added that she, too, liked them together, concluding her brief comment with a smiley surrounded by tiny red virtual hearts.

Moore Helped Her Daughter During Childbirth
On April 18, 2023, Moore and Willis’ eldest daughter, Rumer, welcomed her first baby with her musician boyfriend, Derek Richard Thomas. She gave birth to the family’s first grandchild, a daughter named Louetta “Lou” Isley Thomas Willis.

The first-time mom celebrated her first Mother’s Day by posting a thread of images from her home birth journey. The pictures showed Rumer’s mom, Moore, holding her hand and being by her side as she went through childbirth.

Rumer dedicated three posts to her incredible motherhood experience. In the first one, she introduced her little girl to the world, saying she was “more than we ever dreamed of.” In the second post, she paid a touching tribute to her mom while reflecting on her experience embracing motherhood for the first time.

The 34-year-old thanked her mother for holding her hand and helping her “transition from maiden to mother.” The moving post included a Polaroid photo of baby Rumer with Moore and three more pictures of the mother-daughter duo keeping strong during childbirth.

“Thank you for helping me walk through and rise to the occasion to have the birth I dreamed of. What a gift to finally truly understand the depth of love that you have for me and my sisters because of my own endless well of love I have for my daughter. I love you mom,” wrote Rumer in the caption.

Rumer’s last post was meant solely for her bundle of joy, who she lovingly called Lou. The proud mom revealed how her baby girl changed her life profoundly and was much more than she could have imagined.

Feeling honored and privileged to become a mother, she expressed that the childbirth experience was worth it, and she would gladly do it a thousand times again if it meant being with her little angel.

Her emotional post included several pictures where she hugged Lou in the birthing tub, and Moore and Thomas held her hand during the home birth.

Rumer also thanked her boyfriend for staying beside her and gifting her with such an adorable soul and her sisters, Scout and Tallulah, for their unwavering support.

In the meantime, Moore, 60, also commemorated Mother’s Day by sharing a lovely post captioned, “Circle of life.” The post began with a photo of Moore holding her little granddaughter, followed by her hugging Rumer during labor and a portrait of herself while pregnant with her eldest girl.

Following his dementia diagnosis, Willis is said to have left all his properties except for his $9.8 million mansion in Brentwood Park, L.A., where he lives with his wife, Heming, and their two girls, Mabel Ray, and Evelyn Penn. His ex-wife and their three girls also visit and stay on the family property from time to time.

The “Wrong Place” alum’s cozy home has become his sanctuary, where his loved ones surround him. His house comprises an impressive front porch, a spectacular foyer, a spacious and gorgeous living area, and a private gym with a state-of-the-art fitness mirror to play workout videos.

On May 15, 2023, Willis’ blended family was seen in one frame as they rang in Mother’s Day together. Knowing how special the occasion was for Moore and Willis, who became first-time grandparents after welcoming baby Lou, Heming engaged in an extra-sweet gesture.

She invited first-time mom Rumer and her baby girl, Moore, Willis’ mother, Marlene, and her mom, Zorina, to celebrate their family’s mothers. Heming hosted the ladies at her house and decorated the area with bright and colorful flowers. All the Willis girls also joined the moms.

“What an extra special day it was for our family as we celebrated @rumerwillis and her first Mother’s Day 🌸💐🌼 and we just love how the girls keep multiplying in pure Willis fashion. We love you so very much Louetta 💓 #happymothersday,” penned Heming.

The happy picture provided a glimpse into Willis and Heming’s Sunday family brunch, where they hosted their guests.

Moore’s blended family is a source of inspiration to many and a touching gesture from her to her ex-husband and their children. We hope her one big and strong family unit continues celebrating many joyous and precious moments together.