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Bruce Willis’ daughter was dumped by fiancé after star was diagnosed with dementia

Tallulah Willis with Dillon Buss

Bruce Willis’ daughter Tallulah has exposed her fiancé after he dumped her just three months after the Hollywood star was diagnosed with dementia.

Filmmaker Dillon Buss proposed to Ms Willis in May 2021, but the couple split last year shortly after the action hero icon was told he had frontotemporal dementia.

Tallulah, 29, admits struggling with her mental health at the time with conditions such as body dysmorphic disorder, borderline personality disorder, ADHD and anorexia nervosa which saw her weight drop to 84lb (6 stone).

"In June of last year, my boyfriend, who was by then my fiancé, dumped me," she said in a recent interview with Vogue.

Her family gave support by taking Tallulah to an in-patient clinic in Texas which introduced her to “a variety of therapies".

In 2021 she announced her engagement to Buss on Instagram, where she captioned a series of photos with  "HANDS STILL SHAKIN’ — MOMS SPAGHETTI — I’m FIANCÉNCHED."

Bruce’s diagnosis was something Tallulah had suspected “for a long time”. His symptoms started out as "a kind of vague unresponsiveness", the family thought it was “Hollywood hearing loss” after the actor had been told to “speak up” numerous times on set.”

But when he became considerably more unresponsive, Tallulah thought her dad was just trying to move on with his new family after Bruce split with her mother, actress Demi Moore, in 1998.

"Later that unresponsiveness broadened, and I sometimes took it personally. He had had two babies with my stepmother, Emma Heming Willis, and I thought he'd lost interest in me," Tallulah told the publication.

"Though this couldn't have been further from the truth, my adolescent brain tortured itself with some faulty math.”

Bruce shares three daughters with Demi Moore, Tallulah, Scout, 31 and Rumer, 34 as well as two children with his current wife Emma Heming Wing, Mabel, 11 and Evelyn, 9.

[ For information and advice on dementia visit the Dementia UK website ]

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