Bruce Willis' Daughter Tallulah Talks About Their Relationship amid His Dementia Diagnosis: 'It's My Dad and He Loves Me'

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"I see love when I'm with him," Tallulah told Drew Barrymore on Wednesday's episode of her talk show

<p>Tallulah Willis/Instagram </p> Tallulah and Bruce Willis

Tallulah Willis/Instagram

Tallulah and Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis' daughter Tallulah Willis says the love between the two of them is stronger than ever.

Appearing on The Drew Barrymore Show Wednesday, the youngest child of Bruce and ex-wife Demi Moore opened up about her father's life after his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

"He is the same, which I think in this regard I’ve learned is the best thing you can ask for," Tallulah, 29, told host Drew Barrymore.

"I see love when I’m with him, and it’s my dad and he loves me, which is really special," she added, of the Die Hard actor, 68.

Bruce's family revealed his FTD diagnosis in February, releasing a group statement that read, "Bruce has always found joy in life — and has helped everyone he knows to do the same. It has meant the world to see that sense of care echoed back to him and to all of us. We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time."

"Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible," they concluded.

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<p>The Drew Barrymore Show/Ash Bean</p> Drew Barrymore and Tallulah Willis on <em>The Drew Barrymore Show</em>

The Drew Barrymore Show/Ash Bean

Drew Barrymore and Tallulah Willis on The Drew Barrymore Show

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In her conversation with Barrymore, Tallulah — who is the middle of Bruce's five daughters, with big sisters Rumer, 35, and Scout, 32, plus younger sisters Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9 — noted that her dad "has a very aggressive cognitive disease; [a] form of dementia that’s very rare."

Asked by Barrymore, 48, why the family has decided "to be so open" about his diagnosis, Tallulah explained, "Well, I think it’s twofold. On one hand, it’s who we are as a family, but also, it’s really important for us to spread awareness."

Noting that her family "had no idea" of the ins and outs of Bruce's condition before he was diagnosed, she continued, "If we can take something that we’re struggling with as a family to help other people, to turn it around to make something beautiful about it, that’s really special for us."

"And part of what’s been a really beautiful way for me to heal through this is becoming like an archeologist to my dad’s world, to his little trinkets and doo-dads," Tallulah shared.

Back in September, both Tallulah and Scout praised stepmom Emma Heming Willis for her work raising awareness amid their father’s health condition.

Stefanie Keenan/Getty From L: Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Scout Willis, Emma Heming Willis and Tallulah Willis
Stefanie Keenan/Getty From L: Rumer Willis, Demi Moore, Bruce Willis, Scout Willis, Emma Heming Willis and Tallulah Willis

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After the Make Time Wellness founder — who has been caring for her husband of 14 years amid his diagnosis — appeared on the Today show to promote World FTD Week, Scout posted a clip from the segment on her Instagram Story alongside a sweet message about the work Emma, 45, has done.

“I TRULY could not be more proud of @emmahemingwillis for being willing to step out into the public eye, (even though it’s terrifying!!!) to share our family’s story in service of spreading awareness about FTD,” she wrote.

“Emma you are such a champion for this cause and you inspire me EVERY SINGLE F—ING DAY with your bravery and deep deep loving,” Scout continued. “Your courage is moving mountains #ftd #ftdawareness.”

Emma later reposted her Instagram Story, telling Scout that she loves her. Tallulah also reposted her sister’s message, adding, “So proud of my family @emmahemingwillis.”

The Drew Barrymore Show airs weekdays on CBS (check local listings).

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