Willis can be seen taking his family on a leisurely nature walk through their backyard forest.
Bruce Willis' family bonded over a lovely summer in the wake of the actor's aphasia diagnosis. The Die Hard actor's wife, Emma Heming, shared a video montage on Instagram on Sunday. The video was set to Maren Morris' Bones, a 2019 smash song, highlighting the family's memories from summer. The video shows Willis, 67, spending time with his daughters Evelyn Penn, 8, and Mabel Ray, 10, and making them both giggle with his dance routines. He also offers them piggyback rides. Apart from watching Stranger Things on the couch with his kids, Willis can be seen taking his family on a leisurely nature walk through their backyard forest, as per PEOPLE. "We don't believe in perfection over here but #oursummer2022 was pretty close to it. In fact, it was magic ☀️🥰," Heming, 44, captioned the post.
The Sixth Sense actor announced his decision to retire from movies in March after receiving an aphasia diagnosis. Heming then shared a video on Instagram in August, on National Grief Awareness Day, showing the family's summer activities following his diagnosis. "This was the summer of self-discovery - finding new hobbies, going out of my comfort zone, and staying active," she wrote in the caption. "My grief can be paralyzing but I'm learning how to live alongside it. As my step-daughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too💞."
According to ET, it was announced earlier this year that Willis had been diagnosed with aphasia — a condition that can affect a person's capacity to communicate — and that the actor would be pausing his career to concentrate on his health. "To Bruce's amazing supporters, as a family, we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities," read his family's statement, posted to Instagram in March. "As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him."
The statement continued, "This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion, and support. 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." The statement, signed by Emma, Demi, Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel, and Evelyn, concluded, "As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that."
To the joy of his followers, Willis has made a number of social media appearances since his diagnosis became public. Heming captioned a video she posted in May of the action actor and some buddies playing hoops with the phrase, "I see you BeeDub." One month later, she shared a throwback video of Willis performing with The Temptations on Instagram as part of a loving tribute to her spouse of 13 years.
The post read, "My motto is don't let the fear stop you. Why? Because fear constantly stops me. Which is another reason I fell for my husband, fear has never stopped him."
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