Bruce Willis’ Daughter Reveals Shock Diagnosis

Bruce Willis’s daughter, Tallulah, just announced her recent autism diagnosis on Instagram.

The 30-year-old actress posted a touching video of a cherished occasion from her childhood: the red carpet premiere of her father’s 2004 film, The Whole Ten Yards. Tallulah also appeared in the movie. She was a mere 10-year-old when it was shot.

Even though boys are four times more likely to have autism than girls, research has shown that over 80% of females still go untreated with the disorder by the time they reach the age of 18. Tallulah has spoken openly about her struggles with ADHD, body dysmorphia, and anorexia.

Her sister, Scout, said that Tallulah often engaged in “stimming,” which is short for self-stimulation. Autistics utilize repetitive actions or words or noises as a coping method to manage their emotions.

At the age of 25, she decided to enter a residential treatment center in Malibu for her depression and eating issues.

Like many people who battle anorexia, Tallulah said that her self-perception became warped. Subsequently, a therapist for eating problems disclosed that the sensation of being overweight is frequently linked to the reality of being smaller.

When Tallulah hit 84 pounds in the spring of 2022, she began experiencing significant health problems. Nearly two years have passed since Tallulah’s stepmother, Emma Heming—along with her daughters, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah—and Bruce Willis’s ex-wife, Demi Moore, made an Instagram post announcing that Willis would be taking a break from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.

Tallulah wrote an emotional post in November 2023 about her father’s health battle. She posted several pictures of herself with her dad, including one in which she grinned widely as Bruce embraced her.

Various disorders characterized by difficulty with social skills, repetitive activities, speech, and nonverbal communication are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Although physicians sometimes wait until a child is at least two or three years old to make a diagnosis of autism, symptoms usually start showing up about that age.