Bruce Willis clutches daughter Mabel, 12, and gives her tender kiss in heartbreaking birthday pic during dementia battle

BRUCE Willis has celebrated his daughter Mabel’s 12th birthday with a sweet hug and kiss in a new photo as he continues to battle dementia.

The beloved actor was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February 2023.

Bruce Willis' daughter Mabel celebrated her 12th birthday this week


Bruce Willis’ daughter Mabel celebrated her 12th birthday this weekCredit: Instagram/emmahemingwillis
His wife Emma shared a sweet photo of the actor hugging his little girl


His wife Emma shared a sweet photo of the actor hugging his little girlCredit: Instagram/ Emma Heming Willis
Bruce was diagnosed with dementia last year


Bruce was diagnosed with dementia last yearCredit: Instagram/Mabel Ray Willis

But the disease hasn’t stopped Bruce, 69, from celebrating special moments with his family.

The Sixth Sense star appeared in a new post made by his wife Emma Heming, 45, on Monday.

The model shared a sweet tribute to the couple’s daughter Mabel who rang in her 12th birthday this week.

The compilation included several different photos and videos of the pre-teen, wearing a brightly colored fedora hat, running on the beach, and more.

Mabel smiled while submerged in a ball pit, made a silly face at the dinner table, blew out a candle from a bowl of birthday fruit, and sang in chorus with her classmates in the clips.

Bruce’s daughter grinned for a photo on a sunny day and clicked her heels together while walking down Mainstreet at Walt Disney World.

The little girl laughed and danced, ate a massive pastel cotton candy, and laid down on an art installment made to look like a mouth and tongue.

In one sweet photo included by Emma, Mabel hugged her dad Bruce, who sweetly kissed his child on the forehead.

The black and white image showed the father-daughter duo from the back, as he wore a checkered shirt, jeans, and a fedora of his own.

Meanwhile, the pre-teen sported a small t-shirt and denim overalls as she enjoyed quality time with her dad.

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Emma added a shot of her cuddling with Mabel and her other daughter she shares with Bruce, Evelyn, 9.

Another clip showed the birthday girl trying on fashion-forward glasses while wearing a pleated skirt and a Delaware t-shirt.

The actor’s daughter threw up a peace sign to the camera before the video closed out.

Emma captioned her post, “All that is you, Mabel Ray. Happy 12th Birthday. Keep shining bright.”


Fans flooded the comments with well wishes for the soon-to-be teenager on her milestone birthday.

“One year away from a teenager,” one reminded.

“They grow so fast! Happy 12th birthday Mabel!!” a second gushed.

“Happy 12th birthday to the sweetest girl!!! We adore you!!!!” a third agreed.

“Happy Happy Birthday to this beautiful girl!! You can totally see that she has that beautiful, carefree spirit and fun loving vibe from both of you.

“May she have another wonderful journey around the sun and many more to come! And that last clip with the peace out is just the best!” a fourth penned.

“Happy sweet 12 years. Your resemblance to your mother is wonderful and your father’s sparkling humor also appears. May life bring you countless joys,” a fifth agreed.


Bruce has five daughters in total, Mabel and Evelyn from his current marriage to Emma, and three with his ex-wife Demi Moore, 60.

Demi and her ex share Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, all of whom have now launched their own careers in acting.

The Die Hard star was forced to retire from acting in 2022 after he was diagnosed with aphasia.

The condition results in the inability to comprehend or formulate language due to damage in parts of the brain.

Luckily, Bruce has been supported by his wife and family throughout his health journey.

Bruce was previously married to Demi Moore


Bruce was previously married to Demi MooreCredit: Instagram/Demi Moore
His entire family has offered their support throughout his health struggles


His entire family has offered their support throughout his health strugglesCredit: Instagram/rumerwillis
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