Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming has slammed trolls for calling her a ‘drama queen’ after she posted about her struggles to cope with her husband’s aphasia diagnosis on National Aphasia Day. bereavement awareness.
In response to criticism of her Instagram post on Tuesday, in which she sometimes calls her grief “crippling”, the 44-year-old model shared a screenshot of some of her haters’ cruel comments.
“When you’re not allowed to talk about grief, self-care or being human in the world on grief awareness day,” she captioned a snapshot of messages left by trolls, including one who suggested she would “do just fine with her $$$.”
Hurtful: Bruce Willis’ wife Emma Heming has slammed trolls for calling her a ‘drama queen’ after she posted about struggling to cope with her husband’s aphasia diagnosis on the Day bereavement awareness campaign
In her National Grief Awareness Day post, Heming credited discovering new hobbies, doing things outside of her comfort zone, and staying active for helping her through her grief.
Additionally, she shared some words of wisdom she received from her stepdaughter Scout Willis, 31, that grief “is the deepest, purest form of love.”
“It was the summer of self-discovery – finding new hobbies, getting out of my comfort zone and staying active,” Emma wrote in her post.
Applause: Responding to criticism of her Instagram post on Tuesday, in which she sometimes calls her grief ‘crippling’, the 44-year-old model shared a screenshot of some cruel comments from her haters; seen in 2019
“My grief can be crippling but I am learning to live with it,” added Emma – who has been married to Bruce, 67, since 2009.
She then shared a piece of wisdom from Bruce’s daughter Scout, writing: ‘As my daughter-in-law @scoutlaruewillis told me, heartbreak is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find comfort there too.
She also added three hashtags “#nationalgriefawarenessday griefawareness liveitup ”.
Coping: Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has shared that she is coping with grief by finding new hobbies, doing things outside of her comfort zone and staying active after being diagnosed with her husband’s aphasia
Grief: Earlier this week, the actress posted a clip to her Instagram on National Grief Awareness Day discussing her ‘crippling’ grief and the wise words she received from her daughter-in-law Scout Willis
The video footage showed Emma being active as she carried out various tasks, including painting a table and a fence, gardening and operating a power saw.
She also stayed active by playing tennis and doing a guided boxing routine.
At another point in the video, she was seen spending time with one of her and Bruce’s daughters. The couple share Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, eight.
Health struggle: The Pulp Fiction star, 67,’s battle with aphasia was shared by her family on social media five months ago in March; Pictured 2018
In addition to his two younger daughters, the actor is also the father of daughters Rumer, 33, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28, whom he shares with ex-wife Demi Moore, 59.
Emma admitted she had mental health issues in May, during an interview with The Bump.
The beauty shared, “I put my family’s needs above my own, which I don’t think makes me some kind of hero,” adding, “This amount of care for everyone else in my family had an impact on my mental and general health, and it didn’t help anyone in my family.
Fitness: To distract from her grief, the star revealed that she keeps active by playing tennis
Boxing: In another part of the clip, the actress was seen doing a guided boxing routine
Emma, alongside Moore and their children, released a joint statement via Instagram on March 30 announcing Bruce’s aphasia diagnosis.
They said the Hollywood icon “has been experiencing health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.”
The revelation also included the actor’s decision to step away from acting.
A smile: At one point, Emma smiled while tending to her flowers
With her daughter: At another point in the video, she was seen spending time with one of her daughters and Bruce’s
“As a result and with great consideration, Bruce is stepping away from the career that meant so much to him. This is a truly difficult time for our family and we greatly appreciate your continued love, compassion and support.
They continued, “We’re going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring in his fans because we know how much he means to you, just like you mean to him.” As Bruce always says, “Live it up” and together we plan to do just that.
The Mayo Clinic defines aphasia as “a condition that affects your ability to communicate” which “may affect your speech, as well as the way you write and understand spoken and written language.”
Tough times: Emma, who shares Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, with the Die Hard actor, recently admitted she had mental health issues following Bruce’s diagnosis
A strong family: Bruce also shares daughters Rumer, 33, Tallulah, 28, and Scout, 30, with ex-wife Demi Moore, 59; From left, Emma, Rumer, Bruce, Tallulah, Demi and Scout in New York, 2015
The actor’s family has not announced the cause of his bout of aphasia, which has several potential causes.
The condition may arise from a head injury or stroke, or may be a predecessor of a brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease.
Patients living with the disease are usually treated with speech therapy and learn to communicate nonverbally.
Stepping away: The actor’s family took to Instagram on March 30 to issue a joint statement in which they revealed he was stepping away from acting following his aphasia diagnosis
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