Tallulah Willis Says Dad Bruce Willis Is Her "Whole Damn Heart" in Moving Message

Tallulah Willis recently expressed how much dad Bruce Willis, whose family announced in February that he was diagnosed with FTD, means to her and shared a series of photos of the father-daughter duo.

By Elyse Dupre Nov 15, 2023 1:39 PMTags
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Tallulah Willis is sending a heartfelt note to her father Bruce Willis.

Amid the actor's battle with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the 29-year-old shared a series of photos of the dad-and-daughter duo and expressed how much he means to her. 

"Damn, these photos are hitting tonight," she wrote on Instagram Nov. 14. "You're my whole damn heart and I'm so proud to be your Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis. #babybruce#TBBW."

The pictures included a snapshot of Tallulah and Bruce sitting in a chair together and smiling as well as a photo of them outside—with her wearing a sweatshirt that featured the title of one of his movies, Die Hard. A throwback also depicted her dad grinning on stage while another image offered a close-up of her driver's license that showed one of her middle names is in honor of her father. 

Tallulah—who Bruce shares with ex Demi Moore along with daughters Rumer Willis, 35, and Scout Willis, 32—and her family members—who also include his wife Emma Heming Willis and their children Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9—announced in February that the Armageddon star was diagnosed with FTD, noting his condition had progressed from his initial aphasia diagnosis that they had shared 10 months prior when they first informed fans he was stepping away from acting.

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Since learning of his diagnosis, Tallulah and her loved ones have spoken openly about the impact the condition has had on not only Bruce but also on the entire family.

"I think it's twofold," she explained on a Nov. 8 episode of The Drew Barrymore Show. "I think on one hand, it's who we are as a family. But also, it's really important for us to spread awareness about FTD."


And Tallulah expressed the family's hope that by sharing their experience they'll be able to help others.

"If we can take something that we're struggling with as a family and individually," she continued, "to help other people, to turn it around, to make something beautiful about it, that's really special for us." 

To see photos of the Willis family from over the years, keep reading.


Tallulah Willis' 30th Birthday Celebration

In February 2024, Demi Moore shared this pic of her ex-husband with the youngest of the three daughters they share together, writing, "Showering our @buuski with love today on her 30th birthday."

"Grateful and Thankful"

In November 2023, the actor celebrated his first Thanksgiving since being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia earlier that year. His wife Emma Heming Willis shared this photo from Bruce's 68th birthday party from March.

"I’m grateful and thankful to know this kind of love," she wrote. "Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving."

Blended Family

Bruce Willis stepped out with his wife Emma Heming Willis to celebrate the release of ex Demi Moore's 2019 memoir Inside Out. He is joined by his three daughters with the G.I. Jane actress, Rumer Willis, Scout Willis and Tallulah Willis.

Adventure Is Out There

Bruce and Emma appear on a hike with their daughters Evelyn Willis and Mabel Willis.

All Smiles

The actor posed with his ex-wife and their daughters Rumer and Tallulah backstage at his Comedy Central roast in 2018.

Three Generations

Bruce became a grandpa in April 2023 when Rumer welcomed a baby girl named Louetta.

Newest Addition

The entire family got together to celebrate the birth of Rumer's baby.

Backstage Buddies

Bruce had two special vistors when he starred in Broadway's Misery in 2016.

Broadway Bunch

The family showed up in full force to support Rumer's 2015 Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

Feeling Festive

"I put my camera on a ladder, set the timer, and crossed my fingers," Emma captioned this family Christmas photo. "Now that’s 2020 for you."

Movie Date

Bruce took his three oldest daughters to the Over the Hedge premiere in 2006.

Sweet Kisses

The dad of five shared a sweet moment with daughter Mabel.

Daddy's Girls

Tallulah, Scout and Rumer joined their dad at a Bruce Willis Charity Foundation in 2005.

Dancing With the Fam

The family celebrated Rumer's Dancing With the Stars win with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Polaroid Memories

"What a privilege it is every day to be your daughter," Rumer captioned this throwback photo. "I love you so much. You are the coolest cat in town."

A Birthday to Remember

Emma rang in her 43rd birthday in 2021 with Bruce and their daughters, as well as Rumer and Demi.

'Tis the Season

The family spent Christmas 2022 together.

Star Status

Bruce was joined by mom Marlene and his three oldest daughters when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

Happy Haunts

The action star dressed up with Mabel and Evelyn on Halloween 2021.

Getting Silly

Tallulah jokingly captioned this photo of herself and dad Bruce making silly faces, "high drama club."

Snow Squad

Evelyn and Mabel hit the slopes during a family ski trip.

Gang's All Here

The family, including Demi's then-husband Ashton Kutcher, stepped out to watch Rumer in 2008's The House Bunny.

Disney Magic

Bruce and Emma took their kids to Walt Disney World in 2017.

Proud Parents

"First time performing in a play for these two!" Emma wrote on Instagram 2018. "Mabel played Molly and Evelyn as Sandy in an Off-off-off-off-off-off Broadway [winking emoji] production of Annie. The whole cast and production was stellar—Mom and Dad couldn’t be prouder."

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