Emma Heming Willis admits she has struggled with mental health after husband Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia.
in a new interview Bump posted on thursday The 43-year-old model revealed her recent struggles, sharing: “I put my family’s needs ahead of myself and I find that doesn’t make me any hero.”
“So much care for other people in my family has damaged my mental health and overall health, and it’s not doing my family any favors,” she said.
Struggling: Emma Heming Willis admits to The Bump she has struggled with mental health after husband Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia; pictured in 2018 in Los Angeles
The 10-year-old daughters Mabel and 8-year-old Evelyn, who share daughters with the 67-year-old Die Hard star, continued that she is now making more time for her needs.
“I was told not long ago that when you care too much about a person, you end up caring less about yourself. That gave me pause and really resonated with me,” she said.
“I don’t take care of myself perfectly, but I know I have some basic basic needs that are a must, like exercising first,” she continued, adding, “I think it’s important to find one thing that makes you feel good and build from there.
Tough: In a new interview, the 43-year-old model opens up about her latest struggles: “I put my family’s needs ahead of myself and I found it wasn’t going to make me any hero”
About six weeks later, Emma was with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, 59, and the ex-couple’s daughters Rumer, 33, Scott, 30, and Tallulah, 28. ) issued a joint statement. , announcing his diagnosis.
They said the Hollywood icon “has been experiencing some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia which is affecting his cognitive abilities.”
“So, after much thought, Bruce is leaving a career that meant so much to him. This has been a very challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for your continued love, compassion and support.
The cost: “So much care for other people in my family has taken a toll on my mental health and overall health, and it’s not good for anyone in my family,” she said.Taken in 2009
Their daughters: Emma, who shares daughters Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, with the Die Hard actor, 67, went on to say she is now making more time for herself demand
They continued: “We are going through this as a strong family unit and want to get his fans in because we know how much he means to you as much as you are to him. As Bruce used to say,” Live”, and we plan to do that together.
a source told people Last month, “everyone focused on all the happy moments they were able to share with the actor,” and “Emma is especially grateful for the daughters she shares with Bruce.”
An insider close to the Pulp Fiction star told the outlet that the actor’s family has been “doing everything they can” to help him and is “strongly rallying around him to help Bruce deal with what’s to come.”
A source close to Heming Willis said she had been “trying to hold him together” during difficult times.
Leaving: The actor’s family released a joint statement on Instagram on March 30, where they revealed that he was quitting show business after being diagnosed with aphasia
“As someone with health challenges, Bruce couldn’t have been part of a better family. Shocking. It’s not easy to see a spouse drop.
Mayo Clinic Defining aphasia as “a condition that affects your ability to communicate”, it “affects your speech, and the way you write and understand spoken and written language”.
The actor’s family has not announced what caused his onset of aphasia, which has many potential causes.
This can happen after a head injury or stroke, or it can be a precursor to a brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease.
Strong family: Bruce also shares daughters Rumer, 33, Tallulah, 28, and Scooter, 30, with ex-wife Demi Moore, 59; from left, Emma, Rumer, Bruce, Tallulah, Demi and Scout in New York, 2015