BRUCE Willis’ wife Emma Heming has admitted she is “struggling with guilt” over his battle with dementia.
The British model wrote an article for Maria Shiver Sunday newspaper and revealed everything about her family life after Bruce’s diagnosis.
Emma, 45, said she felt guilty because she was able to leave 68-year-old Bruce and go for a hike while other carers couldn’t.
She wrote: “I struggle with guilt because I know I have resources that others don’t.
“If I can go on a hike to clear my head, it’s not lost on me that not all carers can do that.”
She continued, “If what I share about our family’s journey receives press attention, I know that there are many thousands of untold, unheard stories, each deserving of compassion and concern.”
Bruce was first diagnosed with aphasia in March 2022 after noticing problems with his language skills.
The film star then announced his retirement from acting.
Earlier this year, the family announced that Bruce was suffering from frontotemporal dementia after his illness progressed.
She admitted: “I have so much more hope today than I did when Bruce was first diagnosed. I now understand this disease better and am now connected to an incredible community of support.”
Emma has since raised awareness: “I’m hopeful that I’ve found a new purpose – admittedly one I’d never been looking for – and to use the spotlight to help and empower others.”
“I see that what I share is meaningful to others who may be struggling and in some way makes them feel seen and understood.”
She concluded: “I want people to know that when I hear about another family affected by FTD, the same story of grief, loss and immense sadness that our family has reflected in theirs.”
The couple married in 2009 and have two daughters together – Mabel, 11, and Evelyn, 9.
Bruce also has three other daughters with his ex Demi Moore: Rumer (34), Scout (31) and Tallulah (29).
Bruce was recently spotted making a rare public appearance before his wife made her comments.
He was pictured cruising through Studio City, California in a black Range Rover.
The actor appeared to stay in the car during the outing but left the windows open to enjoy the sunny weather.
Bruce was driven by a security guard who was behind the wheel during the slow journey.
The Pulp Fiction star sat up front next to his security guard but appeared to remain silent during the ride.
Bruce was wearing a casual black outfit and appeared to be frowning as he looked around at the sights he passed.