Bruce Willis' wife Emma breaks down and admits she's 'not good' as she gives update on actor's health
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Bruce Willis’ wife has opened up about the impact the actor’s health is having on her and the family’s lives.
The Hollywood legend’s family revealed he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) earlier this year.
The Die Hard actor’s partner, Emma Heming Willis, has been caring for him, and over recent months, she and some of his children have been posting regularly on social media, giving updates about his condition.
Sadly for Willis and his family, his wife confirmed his condition is ‘not treatable’ and ‘has progressed’.
FTD impacts the lobes of the brain behind the forehead, with symptoms such as personality changes, obsessive behaviour and speaking difficulties common.
Heming Willis posted a video to her Instagram as a ‘care partner PSA’ where she opened up about the toll the actor’s illness is having on her.
Describing a lot of her usual mindset as ‘doom and gloom’, she said: “I know it looks like I’m out living my best life - I have to make a conscious effort every single day to live the best life that I can.
“I do that for myself. I do that for our two children. And Bruce, who would not want me to live any other way. So, I don’t want it to be misconstrued."
The former model reiterated that while it may seem that she’s good, she’s not: “I’m not good.”
Heming Willis admitted the difficulty in staying strong for those around her but stressed it’s important care partners look after themselves to look after those around them, like the couple’s two daughters; Mabel Ray, 11, and Evelyn Penn, nine.
She continued: “I have to put my best foot forward for the sake of myself and of my family. When we are not looking after ourselves, we cannot look after anyone that we love.”
She urged her followers to look for ‘something beautiful’ in their day as she added: “I know your day is stressful, and I know that your day is hard, but I just want you to break it up for a minute, and just look for something beautiful."
This comes not long after rumours director Quentin Tarantino is looking to have Willis star in a small part of what’s believed to be his final movie.
According to the Daily Express, Tarantino wants to pay one final tribute to the movie star and if his family ‘say he’s too sick’ he aims ‘to try to work a brief clip’ from one of the star’s previous movies into the film.