As Bruce Willis’ family celebrated his 68th birthday on Sunday, the actor’s wife sent him heartfelt tributes on social media and opened up about the realities of caring for a loved one with frontotemporal dementia. rice field.
Emma Heming Willis wrote on her Instagram reel, “I started crying in the morning, as you can tell by my swollen eyes and crooked nose. See all sides of this issue.” I think that’s important.”
“I’ve always had people say to me, ‘Oh, you’re so strong. I don’t know how to do it,'” the 44-year-old continued. “I’m not given a choice. I wish I could, but now she’s also raising two children,” said the couple’s two young children, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn. (8 years old).
“Sometimes in our lives we have to wear big girl panties and get them. That’s what I do,” she said.
Hemming Willis said he was making another reel for Willis’ birthday, adding that spooling the video was “like a knife in my heart” but determined to go through with it. “I do it for you as much as I do it for myself, because I know how much you love my husband,” she said. “Don’t cry, Emma,” I said to myself.
In the caption, Heming Willis thanked her family’s supporters and her husband’s fans, saying: Please share. I have nothing but gratitude. ”
A few hours later, she posted a compilation reel of Willis before his acting career ended due to health problems. Initially thought to suffer from aphasia, a rare cognitive disorder that affects communication, Willis was eventually diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February. However, we are relieved to finally have a definite diagnosis,” the family said in a statement.
Less than three weeks later, Heming Willis publicly pleaded with the paparazzi to stop yelling and crowding her husband when he’s out in public. “Give him space. Let our family, or anyone with him on the day, travel safely from point A to point B.” Please, that’s my PSA.”
The actor’s other loved ones also gathered around him on Sunday, and Demi Moore, who was married to Willis from 1987 to 2000, shared her own Instagram tribute. Posted a home video of Willis singing “Happy Birthday” with his family, including Willis, rejoicing.
“Happy Birthday, BW! So happy to celebrate you today,” Moore captioned the video. Yes—we all feel it.
Moore and Willis remain on good terms after ending their 13-year marriage and share three daughters, including Scout Willis. The 31-year-old noted her mixed feelings in her post on Sunday to mark her father’s birthday.
“How wonderful it is that this man is my father and through him I can learn so much about life, joy, mischief and art,” she said of her shoulders at an early age. I wrote it next to my photo.
“Today is not always an easy day because it is such a deeply loving day. Our grief really shows the depth of our love for someone. I am trying.”
“Grief is the price I always pay for knowing what it’s like to feel that kind of love,” she added.