Bruce Willis’ Family Expresses ‘Sadness’ On His First Birthday Since Dementia Diagnosis

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Bruce Willis’ family opens up about celebrating Bruce’s first birthday since his dementia diagnosis.

The beloved actors wife, Emma Heming, admits that she’s been having a tough time. “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. “I just think it’s important that you see all sides of this.”

“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. “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 LaRue, also shared a heartfelt message on her dads birthday.“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.”

We previously reported that Bruce was taking a “step away” from acting after his original diagnosis.