“He still knows who I am,” says Tallulah.


May 31, 2023 | 7:40 p.m

Tallulah Willis reveals that her father, Bruce Willis, has been diagnosed with dementia.

29 years old Bruce’s daughter68 years old, and his ex-wife Demi MooreHe revealed, 60, that the “Die Hard” star spends most of his days on the first floor of his home, which he shares with current wife Emma Hemming, 44.

Tallulah said, while Bruce’s dementia did not affect his mobility In a Vogue article Published on Wednesday, he often frequents his “open plan kitchen, dining and living room, or his office” – the latter of which she claims is “full of collectibles he has collected: antique toy cars, coins, rocks, and brass objects”.

Tallulah added, “He loves things that feel heavy in his hand, and that he can spin with his fingers.”

“There is always music playing. My dad is an excellent musician in his own right, an accomplished harmonica player, and loves his old songs that span genres from Patsy Cline to Nina Simone.”

The Bruce family announced that the “Pulp Fiction” star was diagnosed with aphasia — a brain disorder that has affected his ability to communicate and caused problems on film sets — in March 2022.

In February, they revealed that he had received a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia.

Bruce Willis and Tallulah Willis celebrated his 60th birthday at Harlow on March 21, 2015 in New York City.

Tallulah claimed that she never felt “cared for enough” by her father.
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As for the current state of her father’s memory, Tallulah said he still recognizes her, but she also takes a lot of pictures around the house and saves all of his voicemails “for the day he wasn’t around to remind me of him and us,” she revealed.

“He still knows who I am and lights up when I enter the room,” she claimed, “I keep flipping between the present and the past when I talk about Bruce: he, he, he, it was. It’s because I wish for my parents that I’m reluctant to give them up.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Tallulah recalled how hurtful comments online about her “ugly” appearance affected her self-esteem.

“Wow, you look distorted. Look at her man’s jaw – she’s like an ugly copy of her father. Her mom must be very disappointed,” she recalled to commenters critiquing a photo of herself as a teen while “standing next to my famously beautiful mom.”

Rumer Willis (from left), Bruce Willis, Demi Moore and Tallulah Belle Willis attend Bruce Willis’ Comedy Central roast afterparty at NeueHouse on July 14, 2018, in Los Angeles.
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Comments on Tallulah She doesn’t look like her mother It troubled her for many years – a feeling she also felt when Bruce’s health began to fail.

She claimed that she knew something was “wrong” with Bruce “for a long time” before his initial diagnosis of aphasia.

It started with a kind of vague unresponsiveness, which the family compensated for with Hollywood hearing loss: ‘Speak! ‘Die Hard’ messing with my father’s ears,“You remember.

Later the unresponsiveness widened, and I sometimes took it personally. he was to Two babies with my stepmother, Emma Heming Willis, and I thought he had lost interest in me.”

Tallulah continued, “Although this could not be further from the truth, my teenage brain tortured itself with some wrong math: I’m not pretty enough for my mom, I’m not caring enough for my dad.”

Bruce Willis was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February.
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Rumer Willis (from left), Father Bruce Willis, Sister Tallulah Belle Willis, Mother Demi Moore and Sister Scott LaRue Willis backstage as Rumer makes her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart on Broadway in “Chicago” at the Ambassador Theater on September 21, 2015.
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The Post has contacted Bruce and Moore’s representatives for comment.

The Vogue article also discussed Tallulah’s struggles with anorexia nervosa and ADHD, as well as a new diagnosis of borderline personality disorder that she received last June while in a treatment facility after separating from her husband. her fiancé at the time Dillon Boss.

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