Since the actor's illness became public knowledge, she has proven to be a mainstay in the turmoil.
Emma Heming Willis, the wife of Bruce Willis, was very vulnerable in a video posted on her Instagram account.
In a moving message delivered in front of the camera, she opened up about the grief and the pain felt in the face of the pathology of her husband, suffering from frontotemporal degeneration.
The video was published as the star of
celebrated his 68th birthday on Sunday March 19, the first since the revelation of his illness.
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Aged 44, the wife of Bruce Willis confided with frankness on the emotional roller coaster that she can cross: “I started the morning crying as you can see by my swollen eyes and my nose. blushed”.
Emma, who married Bruce Willis in 2009, made it a point to document her new status as a caregiver to her husband.
In her ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the realities of the disease, she says, "It's important that you see all sides of it";
adding: "People always tell me: 'You are so strong.
I don't know how you do it”.
I do not have a choice.
I would love to, but I'm also raising two children in all of this,” she explains, referring to their two daughters, Mabel and Evelyn.
The former model further explained why she chose to work on an Instagram photo montage to mark the anniversary: "I don't know why I'm putting this on myself because the videos are like a knife in my heart," a- she admitted.
While tempering: “But I do it as much for me as for you, because I know how much you love my husband and…”.
Overwhelmed by emotion, Emma Heming then interrupts, before encouraging herself with a moving “Don’t cry Emma”.
In the caption, the wife explained that the messages of support she reads from her subscribers help her to cope: "The other side of the coin is that I am so lucky to feel your warm support and your love for my husband and our family.
The wife of Bruce Willis subsequently published the montage in question, a video which features the comedian with his family, in particular his two youngest daughters, with a title by Stevie Wonder in the background.
“He is pure love.
He is loved.
And I will always love him (…).
My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and highest vibrations, for his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it.
Thank you so much for loving him and taking care of him too,” she captioned
Just over a month ago, the actor's family announced that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia, an incurable disorder that can affect language as well as behavior and the ability to plan.
This neurodegenerative disease, related to Alzheimer's disease, has no known treatment for the moment and the symptoms should continue to worsen over the months.
The diagnosis came less than a year after his family announced in March 2022 that the Die Hard
was battling aphasia, which “affects his cognitive abilities,” which forced him to distance himself from his acting career.