Bruce Willis, 67, is retiring from acting after his diagnosis with aphasia. This condition impacts the brain’s ability to communicate. It can occur after a head injury, stroke, or from other diseases; the cause is unclear in Willis’ case. It can cause difficulty speaking and understanding other people’s dialogue, which can negatively affect a patient’s job, relationships, and daily life. Treatment includes speech and language rehabilitation and often requires the friends and family’s patience and cooperation.  Fortunately, Willis has a close blended family behind him every step of the way.
A United Blended Family
One week ago, Bruce Willis’ family posted the aphasia announcement on Instagram, explaining his diagnosis and retirement from acting. “This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion and support,” they wrote. “We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that.” 
His family includes his wife Emma Heming, and their daughters Mabel Ray and Evelyn Penn, his ex-wife Demi Moore, and the daughters he had with her, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. While many people expect tension between Hemming and Moore, the two are good friends.
In 2021, Moore shared a long Instagram post on International Women’s Day “celebrating the women who inspire me,” which included Hemming Willis. “@emmahemingwillis: I #SeeHer as family who I am honored to call a friend,” Moore wrote. “Our children are sisters and yet there is no name for what our family connection is to one another. We are mothers united, sisters bonded on this crazy adventure of life.”
One Family Unit
Moore and Willis wed in 1987, separated in 1998, and divorced two years later. Still, they remained good friends as they co-parented their three daughters. Then in 2009, Willis married Heming Willis. When they renewed their vows in March 2019, Moore attended the ceremony. “I’m so thankful and grateful that my parents made such an effort at that time,” Rumer said to Larry King in March 2015. “They always made an effort to do all of the family events still together and made such an effort to still have our family be as one unit, as opposed to two separate things, which I think really made an impact.” 
During the pandemic, Willis and Moore were quarantined with their daughters at the house where they co-parented. Heming Willis and their two girls joined them at a later date. “It was really a blessing,” Moore said.“It’s everything that’s come forward has allowed us to reevaluate what’s important and what needs attention that has been overlooked and neglected. It was amazing,” She added that her adult daughters “love their little sisters.”