Emma Heming applauds and defends ‘grief’ amid Bruce Willis’ aphasia


Emma Heming quoted her husband Bruce Willis while applauding haters who criticized her “grief” amid her battle with aphasia.

“When you’re not allowed to talk about grief, self-care or being human in the world on Grief Awareness Day…,” the model wrote via her Instagram Story on Wednesday.

” My mouth. But in the words of the great, philosopher and insightful Bruce Willis… “Ah, f–k em.”

Heming also shared screenshots of some of the many hateful comments she received.

One called the 44-year-old a “drama queen”, while another pointed to her age difference with the actor.

“When you marry an old man DECADES older than you, you become their caregivers,” the troll wrote. “That’s why you pledged to deal with it and stop complaining.”

A third told Heming to ‘stop whining’, noting she would do ‘great’ with the 67-year-old actor’s money while another denounced her ‘boring…victim attitude’ .

Heming shared her husband’s diagnosis in March, writing via Instagram that the ‘Armageddon’ star’s cognitive abilities were “affected” by aphasia, which is characterized by difficulty understanding and expressing speech.

Emma Heming and Bruce Willis
Willis’ family publicly shared his diagnosis in March.
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Heming told followers on Tuesday that she embarked on a “summer of self-discovery” in order to “live alongside” her “crippling” grief.

“[I’m] find new hobbies, get out of my comfort zone and stay active,” she captioned a video showcasing some of her recent activities.

Emma Heming, Bruce Willis, Mabel and Evelyn
The couple share two daughters.
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“Like my daughter-in-law [Scout Willis] told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love,” Heming concluded. “I hope you find some comfort there too.”

She has previously spoken about the importance of looking after herself while helping Bruce and their daughters, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8.

“I don’t nurture myself perfectly, but I do know that I have some very basic needs,” Heming told The Bump in May, adding that she often “struggles” with self-care.

“I put my family’s needs before my own,” she says. “That amount of caring for everyone else in my family had impacted my mental health and my overall health, and it didn’t help anyone in my family.”



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