Emma Hemming Willis, Bruce Willis’ wife, has celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary while caring for her husband throughout his sickness.
The 68-year-old Die Hard star is suffering from frontotemporal dementia, after his family announced he had aphasia in 2021.
Bruce, who has two small girls with wife Emma, 45, and three grown-up daughters with ex Demi Moore, lives in a loving household where his family frequently shares memories and updates on their life together.
Emma celebrated their wedding anniversary on Wednesday with beautiful images of the couple hugging in a sunny garden, adding, ’16 years with this great guy.
‘My love and adoration for him only grows.’
But with Bruce continuing to be affected by the degenerative brain disease, it was naturally a difficult day for Emma, and she revealed she spent time crying over the heartbreaking situation.
In a video posted to her Instagram Stories, Emma said she had ‘just got off the phone with a really dear girlfriend of mine who I was able to have a good cry with.
‘It is really important to be able to have someone that you can trust with your feelings instead of just bottling them up and putting your best foot forward and just soldiering through stuff. Which I have a tendency to do.’
‘Holidays and anniversaries are hard.But for me this year it has really been about community, building a connection. And I just want to say it has been my lifeline and I just want to say thank you for that.’
On Christmas Day, Emma released a brief video of her family’s Christmas, and while Bruce did not appear in it, a stocking with the name ‘Dad’ was prepared for him.
Bruce and Emma have two daughters, Evelyn, nine, and Mabel, eleven.
He has Rumer, 35, Scout, 32, and Tallulah, 29 with former Demi, with whom he is still close.
Bruce became a grandfather for the first time this year when his eldest daughter gave birth to her own baby, whom she named Louetta after her and Bruce’s two favourite artists.
In the days following her motherhood, she released old images of Bruce cuddling her as a newborn, expressing she missed her father.
Frontotemporal dementia is a ‘uncommon’ kind of dementia that causes issues with conduct and language.
There are currently no treatments for the condition.
Source My Celebrity Life.