Demi Moore, the ex-wife of actor Bruce Willis, has shared a heartening update on Willis’ ongoing battle with dementia. During an appearance on Good Morning America while promoting her new series, “The Feud: Capote Vs The Swans,” Moore expressed optimism about Willis’ current condition, saying, “I think, given the givens, he’s doing very well.”
The couple, who divorced in 2000 after 13 years of marriage, have maintained a close friendship and often spend time together, celebrating special occasions with their three daughters – Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. Despite their divorce, Moore and Willis have continued to support each other, even as they both remarried.
Last year, it was revealed publicly that Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) after an aphasia diagnosis in 2022. FTD is a progressive brain condition that led Willis to retire from his acting career, with his last movie being “Paradise City” filmed in 2021.
Since the diagnosis, Moore has been a pillar of support for Willis and his family, reportedly moving into his home to join his care team. In interviews and public statements, Moore has emphasized the importance of letting go of preconceived notions and embracing the present moment when dealing with loved ones who have dementia.
Moore’s positive and supportive stance has been evident, with insiders describing her as a “rock” for the family. The actress encourages others facing similar challenges to focus on the joy and love that exists in the present, letting go of expectations about who their loved ones were in the past.
Despite their divorce and subsequent marriages, Moore and Willis showcase an inspiring example of maintaining a strong, supportive bond in the face of challenging circumstances. Willis, who stepped away from his career due to cognitive issues, continues to navigate his journey with the backing of his extended family, including the unwavering support of Demi Moore.