Bruce Willis’ health is deteriorating, and his family is praying for a Christmas miracle

Demi Moore and Bruce Willis are often regarded as the most amicable ex-couples in Hollywood. The pair, who have been married for 11 years and have three daughters, Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28, have become even closer since Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis.

The degenerative illness diminishes a person’s ability to comprehend and communicate in the language.

Bruce Heming, the actor in Die Hard, said earlier this year that he would retire from acting due to sickness, along with his children and his 13-year wife, Emma Heming.

According to a source, Demi has kept in touch with Bruce and Emma regularly. She will call the phone if she is not at his side just so Bruce can hear her voice. She is doing everything she can to be with him.

The entire family is rallying behind the 67-year-old celebrity. According to the insider, they know he will not be present indefinitely. As a result, they appreciate every minute.

Demi and Bruce’s extended family, including his two kids with Emma, ages 10 and 8, frequently vacations in Idaho.

“It was always a special occasion,” stated the insider. The favorite family traditions, such as pajama parties and game nights, survived.

Demi and Emma’s friendship has become stronger as they both struggle with Bruce’s decline. His wife is now serving as a middleman between their ex-partners.

“Bruce can’t say much, and it doesn’t appear like he understands much of what others say,” an insider said. Emma has been his major spokesman and communication channel.

Despite his worsening condition, his loved ones are doing everything they can to keep him alive, especially with the holiday season approaching.

“There are occasions when they catch glimmers of the old Bruce,” the insider claimed, “but they are few and far between.” They are heartbroken because he appears to be sliding further away.

They are all eager to spend the holidays with their adored father. “The girls can’t imagine Christmas without Bruce,” a source alleged. The older girls miss the old Bruce, who used to mock them about their boyfriends and give them advice. “It’s been awful to see him deteriorate.”

“All they can do is tell him they love him and hope for a holiday miracle with Christmas right around the way,” the insider stated.

MEET NYAKIM GATWEC – A MODEL NICKNAMED ‘QUEEN OF THE DARK’

A woman was utterly surprised when her Uber driver offered her an unsolicited tip on how to care for her remarkable skin.

Celebrating her striking beauty, the fashion icon, famously known as the “Queen of the Dark,” responded with laughter, dismissing his remarks with ease.

Read on to discover what the Uber driver said and how she transformed the situation into a learning opportunity!

Having spent her early years in refugee camps in Ethiopia and Kenya, Nyakim Gatwech envisioned America as a “heaven on earth.”

However, upon arriving in Buffalo at the age of 14, Gatwech found herself often alone, crying over the harsh judgments she faced due to her deeply pigmented skin.

Based in Minnesota and originally from South Sudan, the model endured years of bullying for her radiant dark complexion, with comments like, “You don’t take showers. That’s why your skin is dirty,” or, “Smile so we can see you, Nyakim. We can’t see you.”

“In class, for example, the teacher would ask a question and say, ‘Oh, Nyakim, can you answer that?’ A kid would say, ‘Who are you talking to? We can’t see her. She’s not here.’ The whole class would start laughing, and I would just cry,” the now 31-year-old woman shares with Cosmopolitan.

As a young girl desperate to fit in, it was tough when random men would bet on whether she was wearing leggings or if her skin was genuinely that dark.

“At one point, I did consider [bleaching my skin]. When I came to America from a refugee camp in Africa [at age 14], I lived in Buffalo, New York. I would cry myself to sleep after being bullied [about my skin],” she says. “There are so many beautiful dark-skinned Sudanese women who bleach their skin.”

Gatwech revealed that her own sister was among those who bleached their skin. “My own sister did it. But when I told her I wanted to [after living in America for a few months], she told me no. ‘I’m not going to let my daughter do it, or you, nobody.’”

Queen of the Dark
Now hailed as the Queen of the Dark, this woman – who has faced discrimination from designers, makeup artists, and even fellow models – feels empowered by overcoming negativity.

Gatwech’s confidence and profound love for her deep chocolatey skin are supported by her 962,000 loyal Instagram followers.

“My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” she writes in one post.

Fans are captivated by her striking beauty.

“Omgggggg I love your skin and melanin,” one fan comments, while another says, “love your beautiful skin tone so much! God makes beautiful creations such as you to remind us of His magnificence!”

Responding to the overwhelming support, Gatwech states, “I grew to learn to love myself… Now, I am not bothered by it [the negativity]. I accept my skin, I love myself, and I’m not insecure about my skin anymore. I don’t think I’m ugly anymore. I have confidence in myself.”

‘Stupidest questions’
A few years ago, Gatwech recounts an encounter with an Uber driver who asked if she’d ever consider bleaching her unique skin.

“He said, ‘Wow, you’re dark,’” Gatwech tells Cosmopolitan about her conversation with the driver. “I just laughed. I wanted to know why he thought I should. He said because life would be easier for me. It would be easier for me to be in a relationship, or guys would be more attracted to me if I was lighter. If I was going to a job interview, I would get the job opportunities because I’m lighter. I just said, ‘[Even if] being lighter would make my life easier, I’d rather take the [hard] road.’”

She adds, “I’m accustomed to people asking the most absurd questions about my skin.”

Gatwech then shared her story on Instagram, accompanied by a stunning photo of herself with three other dark-skinned Sudanese women.

She wrote, “A nation with people so dark you won’t believe your eyes… skin so rich and teeth so bright. Gosh, how I love my country, my people, and everything that comes with it.”

She detailed her encounter with the Uber driver: “[SIC] I was asked by my Uber driver the other day, he said, ‘Don’t take this offensively, but if you were given 10 thousand dollars, would you bleach your skin for that amount?’ I couldn’t even respond; I started laughing so hard. Then he said, ‘So that’s a no?’ and I was like, ‘Hell to the f*cking yeah, that’s a no. Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God blessed me with?’ Then he asked, ‘So you see it as a blessing?’”

Her followers quickly responded with praise and support.

“I guess he didn’t get the memo… black is beautiful,” one fan commented.

“I love you for loving you,” shared another. A third added, “Why would we ever want to mess up something so beautiful?”

When asked by Yahoo Beauty what advice she would give to young black girls facing similar challenges, she said, “You are beautiful, you are unique, and there are people who love you just the way you are. They say the darker the berry, the sweeter the juice. Embrace your darkness!”

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