Rumer Willis says she’s ‘really missing’ dad Bruce Willis amid dementia battle

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Rumer Willis is dealing with the grief of her father Bruce Willis’ dementia diagnosis.

The 35-year-old daughter of the “Die Hard” actor and Demi Moore shared a childhood photo Monday to Instagram in which a shirtless Bruce held her in his arms and looked at her in awe.

“Really missing my papa today. 🥲” she captioned the throwback.

The Post has contacted reps for Rumer and Bruce for comment.

Fans showered Rumer with love in the comments, with one writing, “He’s still there just differently ❤️❤️ sending you love.”

“Hugs. It’s an odd kind of hard to miss someone who is still here. Dementia is a cruel beast,” another sympathized.

Rumer Willis posted this throwback to Instagram on Nov. 20.Rumer Willis/Instagram

A third offered, “Anticipatory grief is so difficult to process at times. I’m sorry.”

Last week, Bruce and Demi’s other daughter Tallulah also shared photos with her dad, claiming the snaps were “hitting tonight.”

“You’re [sic] my whole damn heart and Im [sic] so proud to be your Tallulah Belle Bruce Willis,” she captioned a carousel of photos.

Rumer Willis pictured in LA in March. Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock

Bruce’s family announced his “cruel” frontotemporal dementia diagnosis in February.

Since then, the family has spoken several times about Bruce’s condition, as well as his friend and “Moonlighting” creator, Glenn Gordon Caron, who revealed this month that Bruce is “not totally verbal.”

Meanwhile, Bruce’s wife Emma Hemming, 45, revealed last week that she feels “guilt” over having access to “resources” amid the “Pulp Fiction” star’s battle.

Bruce Willis is “not totally verbal” amid his dementia battle. Rumer Willis/Instagram
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis pictured with their daughters Rumer, Tallulah, and Scout in 2001.Hahn Lionel/ABACA/Shutterstock

“When I’m able to get out for a hike to clear my head, it’s not lost on me that not all care partners can do that,” Heming Willis wrote in an article for Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper. “When what I share about our family’s journey gets press attention, I know that there are many thousands of untold, unheard stories, each of them deserving of compassion and concern.”

She added, “I want people to know that when I hear from another family affected by FTD, I hear our family’s same story of grief, loss, and immense sadness echoed in theirs.”

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