In many households, family gatherings over Christmas are a cherished time and this statement is especially true for Bruce Willis and his blended family as they are set to spend the holidays together as the actor’s health continues to decline.
“Demi has been in constant contact with Bruce and Emma,” a source told RadarOnline.com
“She’s taking every opportunity she can to spend time with him. If she’s not there by his side, she’s calling on the phone just so Bruce can hear her voice.
“They know he won’t be around forever,
“So they’re cherishing every single moment.”
Despite his deteriorating health, Willis’ loved ones are remaining strong, with Heming assisting her husband with communication.
“Bruce can’t say much, and it doesn’t seem like he’s grasping much of what others say,” the insider shared.
“So Emma’s really been the voice and communicator for him.”
With Christmas around the corner, the blended family have made plans to continue the tradition of spending the holidays in Idaho. With his three older daughters, Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28, whom he shares with Moore, hoping to make the most of their time with their dad.
“There are days when they see glimpses of the old Bruce, but they are brief and far between,” the source said.
“It seems he’s slipping further away from them, and it breaks their heart.
“The girls can’t imagine Christmas without Bruce,” the insider continued to say.
“It’s been painful to see him deteriorate. The older girls miss the old Bruce — the one who used to tease them about their boyfriends and give them unsolicited advice.”
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Two months after his diagnosis, Heming admitted that her husband’s condition had taken its “toll” on the state of her own health, sharing that her over-exhausted efforts to cater to everyone’s needs fell short of “serving” both her family and herself.
“I put my family’s needs above my own, which I found does not make me any kind of hero,” Heming told the parenting site, The Bump.
“That amount of care for everyone else within my household had taken a toll on my mental health and overall health. And it served no one in my family.”
After the candid revelation, Heming admitted she was now focusing her efforts on better managing time for self-care for the sake of herself and her beloved family, including the two young daughters she shares with Willis, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8.
While both Moore and Heming face their highs and lows with Willis’ condition, the family have been a source of firm support for the actor, with the insider saying “all they can do is tell him they love him and pray for a holiday miracle.”