Emma Hemming Willis has admitted that she has been struggling with her mental health after her husband Bruce Willis was diagnosed with incarceration.
In a new interview with bump posted Thursday, The 43-year-old revealed her difficulties recently, saying, “I put my family’s needs above my own, which I’ve found doesn’t make me a champion of any kind.”
“This amount of caring for everyone else within my family has affected my mental health and general health, and no one in my family has served it,” she said.
Struggling: Emma Heming Willis admitted to The Bump that she was struggling with her mental health after husband Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia. Pictured 2018 in Los Angeles
And the beautiful — who shares daughters Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, eight, with the Die Hard star, 67 — went on to say that she now devotes more time to her own needs.
Someone told me not so long ago that when you over care about someone, you end up not caring about yourself. “It stopped me in my tracks and it really resonated with me,” she said.
She continued, “I don’t quite own myself but I know I have some basic basic needs that are a must, like exercise first and foremost.”I think it’s important that you find that one thing that makes you feel good and build from there.
Tough: In a new interview, the 43-year-old model revealed her difficulties recently: “I put my family’s needs above my own, which I’ve found doesn’t make me a champion of any kind”
The revelations come about six weeks after Emma – who tied the knot with Bruce in 2009 – released a joint statement with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, 59, and ex-couple daughters Rumer, 33, Scout, 30, and Tallulah, 28 . Announcing his diagnosis.
They said the Hollywood icon “has been suffering from some health issues and was recently diagnosed with aphasia, which affects his cognitive abilities”.
As a result, and with great thought, Bruce is walking away from a profession that meant so much to him. This is a challenging time for our family and we deeply appreciate your continued love, sympathy and support.
“This amount of care for everyone else within my family has affected my mental health and general health, and has served no one in my family,” she said; Pictured in 2009
Their Daughters: Emma, who shares daughters Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, with the 67-year-old DeHard actor, went on to say she now dedicates more time to her own needs.
They continued, “We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and we wanted to attract his fans because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, “live it” and together we plan to do it.
A source said People Last month “everyone focused on all the happy moments they can share” with the actor, and that “Emma is especially grateful to the girls she shares with Bruce.”
An insider close to the Pulp Fiction star told the outlet that the actor’s family was “doing everything they could” to help him, and “gathered around him in a big way to help Bruce deal with what was to come.”
A source close to Heming Willis said she was “trying to hold him together for him” during the difficult time.
Moving away: The actor’s family took to Instagram on March 30 to release a joint statement where they revealed that he is giving up acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.
As someone who faces health challenges, Bruce couldn’t be part of a better family. It was shocking. It is not easy to see the pair back down.
Mayo Clinic Aphasia is defined as “a condition that affects your ability to communicate” that can “affect your speech, as well as the way you write and understand spoken and written language.”
The actor’s family has not announced the cause of the aphasia, which has several possible causes.
The condition can occur 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 Scout, 30, with ex-wife Demi Moore, 59; From left, Emma, Rumer, Bruce, Tallulah, Demi, and Scout in New York, 2015
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