Bruce Willis’ family is showering him with love, laughter, and a birthday serenade!
On Willis’ 68th birthday, ex-wife Demi Moore shared a home video on Instagram of the family — including his wife Emma Heming Willis and their children — singing a hearty rendition of “Happy Birthday” and serving a dessert with candles.
Willis seemed to enjoy the song, laughing and fist-pumping the air as his family applauded. He then blew out his birthday candles to cheers and clapping, which was followed by a chorus of “Hip-hip, hurrah!”
“Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate you today,” Moore captioned the video. “Love you and love our family. Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes — we all feel them.”
The video of the actor’s celebration on Sunday is the first that his family has released since learning of his diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia.
When the family revealed Willis’ FTD diagnosis last month, they said in a group statement, “Bruce has always found joy in life — and has helped everyone he knows to do the same. It has meant the world to see that sense of care echoed back to him and to all of us. We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time.”
“Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible,” they concluded.
Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella name for a collection of brain illnesses that affect the frontal and temporal lobes. This means that sections of these lobes shrink, which can cause speech problems, emotional problems, and personality changes.