Emma Heming ‘learns to live with’ her grief after her husband Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis.
The 44-year-old model posted an Instagram video of herself gardening and exercising on Tuesday in honor of National Grief Awareness Day.
“This was the summer of self-discovery — finding new hobbies, stepping out of my comfort zone, and staying active,” Heming told her followers.
“My grief can be paralyzing, but I’m learning to live with it.”
The actress went on to share the wisdom of Willis’ 31-year-old daughter, Scout, writing: “Grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too.”
Scout and her sisters, Rumer, 34, and Tallulah, 28, helped Heming reveal the actor’s diagnosis in a joint Instagram post from March. Their mother, Demi Moore, posted the same message on social media.
“Our beloved Bruce has had some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia,” the family wrote of the condition “affecting his cognitive abilities,” which is characterized by the loss of the ability to understand or express speech.
“As a result, and with a lot of attention, Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him,” they continued at the time.
The family members further shared their intention to continue as a “strong… unit”.
Heming, who shares daughters Mabel (10) and Evelyn (8) with the “Armageddon” star, wished her partner a happy Father’s Day three months later.
After calling the Emmy winner a “fun, loving, generous, big-hearted girl-dad” in June’s social media upload, she concluded, “We just adore you.”
Caring for the “Moonlighting” alum and their children has taken a “toll” on Heming’s mental health, she told The Bump in an interview in May.
“I put my family’s needs before my own, which doesn’t make me any hero,” Heming explained at the time, noting that it “serves” no one to ignore her “basic needs.”
She added: “Someone told me not long ago that when you take care of someone too much, you end up taking too little care of yourself. That stopped me in my tracks and really resonated with me.”