– Emma Heming Willis, wife of Bruce Willis, shared an emotional video post on Instagram in honor of her husband’s birthday, the first since his diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia.
– Emma expressed her feelings of grief and hoped that by sharing her experience, others in similar situations will feel more comfortable opening up.
– Bruce and Emma share two daughters, while he has three adult daughters with ex-wife Demi Moore. His family previously revealed his diagnosis with a group statement, expressing their gratitude for the love and support they have received.
Emma Heming Willis, wife of Bruce Willis, shared an emotional message on Instagram to mark her husband’s first birthday since he was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia. Emma noted how hard the day was, highlighting that she hopes sharing her experience will inspire others to feel comfortable opening up about their own struggles. Emma’s post was accompanied by a video that showed her crying, and she expressed that she isn’t always strong.
Despite the difficulties, Emma felt grateful to receive many heartfelt messages, sharing that seeing the love and warmth directed to Bruce and their family has been a silver lining. She noted how her connection with people who share their own stories has helped her, and she hopes that her sharing has helped them in some way.
Bruce and Emma have two children, and the actor also has three adult daughters with his ex-wife, Demi Moore. Scout, one of Bruce’s daughters, also marked her father’s birthday on Instagram, sending her love to anyone who has experienced the enormity of love and the humanness of grief.
The entire Willis family announced Bruce’s diagnosis in February, and thanked everyone who had shared their love and support. “Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible,” they said. Emma’s post and the family’s statement are a reminder that opening up about our difficulties can be a source of strength and support.