Tallulah Willis reveals she was diagnosed with autism as an adult: 'It's changed my life'

Tallulah Willis reveals she was diagnosed with autism as an adult: 'It's changed my life'

The youngest daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis says she was diagnosed over the summer.

Tallulah Willis is opening up about her autism diagnosis for the first time.

The 30-year-old daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis recently shared a throwback video on Instagram of her as a young child alongside her father at a red carpet event. The young Tallulah could be seen playing with her father's ear as he speaks to reporters.

"Tell me your [sic] autistic without telling me your autistic," Tallulah captioned the post.

In the comments section Tallulah responded to a question about her journey, sharing that she was diagnosed late in life. "Actually this is the first time I’ve ever publicly shared my diagnosis," she wrote. "Found out this summer and it’s changed my life."

Autism is defined as a developmental disorder that impairs the ability to communicate and interact, characterized by challenges with social skills and speech and nonverbal communication.

Tallulah has been candid about her health in recent years, including her struggles with an eating disorder and borderline personality disorder and ADHD diagnosis. In an essay for Vogue published in 2023, the youngest daughter of Moore and Willis said her own struggles affected how she coped with her father's health after he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia.

<p>Gregg DeGuire/WireImage</p> Tallulah Willis

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Tallulah Willis

"I admit that I have met Bruce’s decline in recent years with a share of avoidance and denial that I’m not proud of. The truth is that I was too sick myself to handle it," she wrote at the time, later adding, "And now that I’m feeling better I ask myself, How can I make him more comfortable? It wasn’t easy growing up in such a famous family, struggling as I did to find a patch of light through the long shadows my parents cast. But more and more often I feel like I’m standing in that light."

"In April," she added, "my older sister Rumer had a baby girl, Louetta, and Bruce and Demi became grandparents. There’s this little creature changing by the hour, and there’s this thing happening with my dad that can shift so quickly and unpredictably. It feels like a unique and special time in my family, and I’m just so glad to be here for it."

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