“I’m really feeling it today”

Emma Heming Willis (pictured with her husband in 2019) opened up about her grief on Bruce Willis’ birthday. (Photo: 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 post. To be tenacious the star turns 68 on March 19. After his family announced that the action star retired from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia, it was revealed last month that Willis now has frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

With three grown daughters – Rumer, Scout and Tallulah – he shares with ex-wife Demi Moore Pulp Fiction star shares Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, with former model Emma, ​​whom he married in 2009. Since her husband’s diagnosis was announced in February, Emma has used her platform to raise awareness for FTD, an FTD advocate . her husband and talk openly about her grief – which she admitted she “really felt” about his birthday.

“So today is my husband’s birthday,” the 45-year-old shared in a video message posted to her Instagram Stories on Sunday. “I’ve started the morning crying, as you can tell by my puffy eyes and runny nose.”

She shared how she has been praised for putting on a brave face amid her husband’s health challenges, even though she is struggling internally.

“I think it’s important that you see all sides of this,” the CocoBaba founder said. “I always get this message, or people always tell me, ‘Oh, you’re so strong, I don’t know how you do it.’ put on big girl panties and get into it, and that’s who I am But I have times of sadness every day, sadness every day, and I really feel it today on her birthday.”

Emma – who recently urged fans and the media to give her husband space when he’s in the public eye – also got nervous when talking about putting together an Instagram reel to celebrate Willis’ birthday.

“I don’t know why I do that to myself because the videos are like a knife in my heart,” he admitted to 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 so much to me, so thank you.”

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