Bruce Willis’ Wife Discusses “Sadness” Of His 1st Birthday Since Dementia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis’ family reflected on his dementia diagnosis with posts on social media in honor of his birthday, Sunday.

BYCole Blake
Bruce Willis’ Wife Discusses “Sadness” Of His 1st Birthday Since Dementia Diagnosis

Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming, shared a post in honor of the actor's birthday, Sunday, admitting that she's been struggling with his recent dementia diagnosis. Willis is currently living with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). His daughter, Scout, also posted a candid statement about her father's health.

"Today is my husband's birthday. I have started the morning by crying as you can see by my swollen eyes and snotty nose," she said in an Instagram story, as noted by PEOPLE. "I just think it's important that you see all sides of this."

Bruce Willis & His Family

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14: (L-R) Emma Heming, Rumer Willis, Tallulah Willis, Bruce Willis and Scout Willis attend the Comedy Central Roast of Bruce Willis at Hollywood Palladium on July 14, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images For Comedy Central)

"I always get this message or people always tell me, 'Oh, you're so strong, I don't know how you do it.' I'm not given a choice," she continued, before adding, "I wish I was, but I'm also raising two kids in this. Sometimes in our lives, we have to put our big girl panties on and get to it. And that's what I'm doing. But I do have times of sadness, every day, grief every day, and I'm really feeling it today on his birthday."

His daughter, Scout, also admitted it hasn't been an "easy day." She captioned a photo of herself with her dad, "It’s his birthday so send all of your love, tenderness, care and prayer his way for a moment ! Happy birthday to one of my best friends, the Pisces king, the master of duality, both action hero icon and gentle girl dad. What a privilege to have this man as my father and learn so much about life, joy, mischief and art through him. Today is not necessarily an easy day, because it’s a day full of so deep love, and our grief really does show us the depth of our loving for someone. So I’m trying to be with both today. Grief is a price I’ll always pay to know what it is to feel such love."

Scout's Tribute


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