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Bruce Willis turned 68 years old on Sunday 19 March and spent the day surrounded by his family

Bruce Willis has celebrated his 68th birthday surrounded by his family a month after it was announced he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

In a video posted by his former wife Demi Moore, the Hollywood actor can be seen singing happy birthday alongside his children, Moore and his wife Emma Heming before blowing out the candles on an apple pie.

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What did Bruce Willis’ family post on Instagram?

Moore, 60, shared a video on Instagram which showed Willis singing along to happy birthday.

She wrote alongside the Instagram post: “Happy birthday, BW! So glad we could celebrate you today. Love you and love our family. Thank you to everyone for the love and warm wishes – we all feel them.”

Willis’ current wife, Emma Heming, also shared a sweet montage on Instagram which featured clips of her husband spending time with his family and playing with his children.

“He is pure love. He is so loved. And I’ll be loving him always. Happy Birthday my sweet”, she captioned the post. “My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too.”

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Rumer marked her father’s birthday by posting the same video of everyone singing happy birthday and wrote: “Happy Birthday Daddio I love you to the moon. You are so cool.”

Scout captioned the video in her post: “Also though, today has been PROFOUNDLY JOYFULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL !!!!!! HAPPY BW’S BIRTHDAY TO ALL WHO CELEBRATE !!!!”

(L-R) Emma Heming, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis, and Scout Willis attend the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images For Comedy Central)(L-R) Emma Heming, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis, and Scout Willis attend the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images For Comedy Central)
(L-R) Emma Heming, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis, and Scout Willis attend the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images For Comedy Central) | Getty Images For Comedy Central

Tallulah shared a selection of photos of her father from throughout the years on her Instagram, writing: “Happy birthday to my numero uno Bruno !! Feeling awash with all the good energies and love headed this Willis way! I love him and he loves me – what a delight!”

In a different video, Heming admitted she had begun the day by crying as his birthday was an occasion she was finding particularly challenging but she said she wanted to show all sides to caring for a loved one with dementia.

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“Today is one of those days of feeling the grief and sadness. But the silver lining or the flip side is that I’m so lucky to feel your warmth and love that is directed to my husband and our family”, she wrote

“I see your messages, your stories that you share, and all I can say is thank you.

“Your connection helps me and I hope it helps you in a small way to know that I see you and I deeply understand your journey as well.”

When did Bruce Willis step away from acting?

Last year, the family of Willis – who starred in hit films including the Die Hard series, Pulp Fiction, Armageddon, Moonrise Kingdom, 12 Monkeys and Looper – said that he would be “stepping away” from his successful career after being diagnosed with aphasia, a condition affecting his cognitive abilities.

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In a post shared on Instagram last month, his relatives offered an update on his health, confirming his condition had “progressed” and he had been given the “more specific” diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming Willis attend the “Motherless Brooklyn” Arrivals during the 57th New York Film Festival on October 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center)Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming Willis attend the “Motherless Brooklyn” Arrivals during the 57th New York Film Festival on October 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center)
Bruce Willis and wife Emma Heming Willis attend the “Motherless Brooklyn” Arrivals during the 57th New York Film Festival on October 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Film at Lincoln Center) | Getty Images for Film at Lincoln

Willis has five daughters, sharing his three eldest – Rumer, Scout and Tallulah – with Moore whom he married in 1987. Despite separating in 2000, the pair have remained on amicable terms and in 2009 Willis went on to marry actress Heming.

Willis and Heming share two daughters, Mabel and Evelyn.

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