Bruce Willis’ wife slams she’s using dementia diagnosis for fame

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March 9, 2023 | 5:53

Emma Heming has shut down claims that she is using her husband’s diagnosis for her own “five minutes” of fame.Instagram/@emmahemingwillis

Emma Heming has closed the story that she is using her husband Bruce Willis’ diagnosis for her own “five minutes” of fame.

Heming, who has been married to the ‘Die Hard’ actor since 2009, has made it her mission to raise awareness of her husband’s condition after recently revealing that his battle with aphasia had turned into frontotemporal dementia. .

“I just saw something about me getting my ‘five minutes,’ which is great, which means you’re listening,” the mother-of-two said in an Instagram video shared on Wednesday.

“So I’m going to take my five minutes and I’m going to do 10 because I’m always going to stand up for my husband.”

Heming promised to “raise awareness” of the disease and “for caregivers, who are unsung heroes out there”.

Heming has vowed to stop at nothing to raise awareness of her husband’s condition.

“And then I’m going to turn my grief and my anger and my sadness into something good around something that feels less than,” she said, adding, “Look at this space because I didn’t come play.”

“YES OF COURSE! I’m so proud of you!” the actor’s daughter, Scout Willis, commented.

Last month, Willis’ family revealed in a lengthy statement that his condition had worsened.

“Although it’s painful, it’s a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis,” the family told the Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration website.

“FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under the age of 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and since getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more common than we know,” the family wrote. .

The statement – which was signed by Heming alongside Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore and his five daughters – also said that if the ‘Whole Nine Yards’ star “could” respond to his situation, he would like to help spread awareness and bring “global attention and connection” to others suffering from the “debilitating disease”.

The couple share two daughters: Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8.

The actor’s family first announced he would be stepping down from acting last March after being diagnosed with aphasia – a condition that can affect a person’s ability to speak, write and understand language verbal and written.

At the time, Heming said she was dealing with “crippling” grief, writing, “I’m learning to live by his side (sic).”

The couple share two daughters: Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, while he has three daughters – Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29 – with Moore, to whom he was married from 1987 to 2000.

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