Bruce Willis' wife annoyed by misleading headline about the actor's FTD
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Bruce Willis' wife annoyed by misleading headline about the actor's FTD

Life is not over despite a devastating diagnosis
Life is not over despite a devastating diagnosis

5 Mar – Bruce Willis' wife Emma Heming Willis is expressing frustration over misleading titles of articles about life with her actor husband following his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis (FTD).

On 3 March, Heming Willis said that she was triggered after she saw a headline that basically read that "there is no more joy" in her husband.

"I need society and whosoever is writing these stupid headlines to stop scaring people. Stop scaring people to think that once they get a diagnosis of some kind of neurocognitive disease that, 'That's it. It's over. Let's pack it up. Nothing else to see here, we're done.' No. It is the complete opposite of that, okay?"

Stressing that grief and sadness are not the dominant feelings, she continued, "You start a new chapter and that chapter is filled - let me just tell you what it is. It's filled with love, it's filled with connection, it's filled with joy, it's filled with happiness."

The couple have been married since 2009
The couple have been married since 2009

Heming Willis said that two things can be true and exist at the same time - grief and deep love. Sadness and deep connection. Trauma and resilience.

"Here's what I've come to understand is that we are being educated by the wrong people. People that have an opinion versus an experience. People that have not taken the time to properly educate themselves on any kind of neurocognitive disease. Why can I be so bold and say that? Because I see headline after headline and blurbs of misinformation. I'm not even talking about my family, I'm used to the craziness of these farfetched headlines and stories," she expressed.

Willis' family shared his diagnosis last year, not long after they announced that the actor will step away from Hollywood due to aphasia.

Heming Willis announced the actor's retirement back in 2023
Heming Willis announced the actor's retirement back in 2023

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