“I really feel it today”

Emma Heming Willis (pictured with her husband in 2019) spoke about her grief on Bruce Willis’ birthday. (Image: VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

It’s an emotional birthday for Bruce Willis and his loved ones, his wife Emma Heming Willis says in a new Instagram message. Hard death The star turns 68 on March 19. It was revealed last month that Willis now has frontotemporal dementia (FTD), after his family announced that the actor had retired from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.

He shares three adult daughters – Rumer, Scout and Tallulah – with ex-wife Demi Moore. Pulp Fiction the star shares Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, with former model Emma, ​​whom he married in 2009. Since her husband’s diagnosis went public in February, Emma has been using her platform to raise awareness about FTD. to her husband and to open up about her grief — admitting that she “really felt it” on the occasion of her birthday.

“So today is my husband’s birthday,” the 45-year-old said in a video message she shared on her Instagram stories on Sunday. “I started the morning crying, you can tell by my swollen eyes and nose.”

She went on to share how her husband was praised for putting on a brave face amid his health issues, even though he was struggling inside.

“I just think it’s important that you see all sides of it,” said the CocoBaba founder. “I always get this message, or people always tell me, ‘You’re so strong, I don’t know how you do it.’ I’m not given a choice. I wish I was. But I’m also raising two kids in this business, so sometimes in life we ​​have to put on our big girl panties and get to it, and that’s me. “But I have sad times every day, every day, and I really feel it today on his birthday.”

Emma, ​​who recently urged fans and the media to give her husband space in public, also got emotional when talking about putting together an Instagram feed celebrating Willis’ birthday.

“I don’t know why I do this to myself because the videos are like a knife in my heart,” she admitted to her fans. “But as much as I do it for myself, I do it for you, because I know how much you love my husband—don’t cry, Emma—but it means a lot to me, so thank you.”

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