Sunday, May 26, 2024

Bruce Willis’s Wife Says Her Grief over His Condition Has Been “Paralyzing” But “She’s Learning to Live Along Side It”


Emma Heming Willis, Bruce’s wife and mother of their two small daughters, has posted an update to Instagram. This spring, Bruce’s family finally came clean and admitted he has “aphasia.” But Bruce has been ill for almost 8 years with some form of dementia and it’s taken its toll on all of them.

Emma writes on Instagram: This was the summer of self discovery—finding new hobbies, going out of my comfort zone and staying active. My grief can be paralyzing but I’m learning how to live along side it. As my step-daughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too”

Anyone who is a caregiver for someone with a neurological disorder can identify and empathize with Emma. Of course, Bruce is a generation older than his wife. She’s a young woman dealing with a terrible situation. But at least Bruce is comfortable and is no longer making those horrible D movies he’d been subjected to in the last couple of years.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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