Bruce Willis’ wife Emma shared a tweet Saturday about him with their daughter Mabel, who turned 11.
In the finished video, pictures showed Mabilio sitting on his father’s shoulders over the years and sharing his bonding experiences with him.
Last year Bruce, 68 – who celebrated his 14th wedding anniversary with Emma last month – retired from showbiz amid a battle with the brain condition “aphasia”, which causes the patient’s language skills to deteriorate.
Then last month, his family announced that his disease had progressed and he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
However, in her latest posts, Emma focused on happy family moments, sharing photos that included one of her and Bruce kissing Mabel’s cheeks.
My baby: Bruce Willis’s wife Emma shared a heartbreaking heartbreak that Saturday with their daughter Mabel, who turned 11.
Proud papa: The composite video shows pictures of Mabil sitting on his father’s shoulders over the years and sharing the experience of bonding with him.
Cute as a Button: One of the most interesting cutscenes shows Bruce proudly filming Mabil on his phone while he plays the piano.
Flashback: It might have seemed different to hold the birthday girl in his arms and kiss her temple when she was a baby.
One particularly interesting clip shows Bruce proudly waving his cell phone while playing the piano.
In another, he could be seen holding a newborn girl in his arms and kissing her temple when she was just a baby.
Happy 11th Birthday to Mabilia Ray! Your energy is contagious. He lit up the whole place with laughter and warmth, ‘The proud mother was taken away by the seizure.
‘How much you love and care for your family and friends is a beautiful witness.’ Keep it bright my love and always remember to #liveitup.’
Emma, a 44-year-old British model, married Bruce in 2009 and in addition to Mabilia, they also share an eight-year-old daughter named Evelyn.
Bruce also has three grown daughters — Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29 — with his wife Demi Moore, who famously stayed with him and Emma.
All five of his daughters and two wives gathered around Bruce in the wake of his aphasia diagnosis and all announced his clemency in a joint statement.
“When we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in the spring of 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more precise diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD), they said together.
Details: Last year Bruce, 68, retired from showbiz amid a battle with the brain condition ‘aphasia’, which causes the patient’s language skills to deteriorate.
Family crisis: Then last month his family announced his illness had “progressed” and he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
So sweet: However, in her latest post, Emma focused on happy family times, sharing photos which included one of her and Bruce kissing Mabel’s cheek.
‘Happy 11th birthday Mabilius Ray!’: ‘Your energy is infectious,’ gushed the proud mother in her caption, adding: ‘Your whole room lights up with laughter and warmth.’
Similitude; ‘It’s a beautiful testament to how much you love and care for your family and friends,’ Emma wrote, urging her firstborn: ‘Keep shining my love and always remember #liveitup’
Emma and Mabel: Emma, a British model, married Bruce in 2009 and in addition to Mabel, they also share an eight-year-old daughter named Evelyn.
Related: All five of his daughters and their wives gathered around Bruce in the wake of his aphasia diagnosis and all announced their condolences in a joint statement.
Back to the beginning: Emma video montages of her daughter’s life so far, including one particularly touching picture from what appeared to be Mabil’s first birthday.
‘Unfortunately, communication challenges are just one symptom of Bruce’s disease. While this hurts, it is finally a relief to have a clear diagnosis.
FTD, which affects the frontal lobes of the brain, can cause obsessive behavior, problems with speaking, and altered personality.
“Today there are no treatments for the disease, which can change the situation we hoped for years ago,” his family sadly noted.
“With Bruce’s condition going forward, we hope that any media attention we can focus on will shine a light on this disease, which needs a lot of awareness and research.”
They add: “Bucs has always believed in his voice in the world to help others, and to know about great things both publicly and privately.”