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After Bruce Willis was diagnosed with aphasia, a condition that affects his ability to communicate, his wife Emma hit out at critics who made bad comments on her ‘Grief Recognition’ post.
Emma took to Instagram on Thursday to address the backlash she faced with her National Day of Mourning post.
“On Grief Awareness Day, when we are not allowed to talk about grief, self-care and being human…” she wrote on her Instagram story.
She posted screenshots of negative comments directed at her that read, “She’s such a drama queen,” and, “Oh, she’ll deal with his $$$ just fine…” I kept sharing.
Bruce Willis’ wife Emma opens up about grief over aphasia diagnosis
Emma addressed the backlash and shared her husband’s final round of applause in the following post.
“But in the words of the great, philosophical, insightful Bruce Willis… ‘Oh, f— ’em.'”
As she deals with her husband’s aphasia diagnosis in her own way, she continued to respond to harsh comments.
“So in this age and age of crazy comments, and people think they know you and things and situations.
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“I hope you use that word as often as I use my husband’s. I think he’s been under scrutiny for years, and he just created this super-thick skin.” , and he could give two s — –. while I give two s –.”
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Emma adds that Bruce’s “oh f— ’em'” phrase was “extremely helpful” and hopes to help others in her life when dealing with difficult situations .
The legendary actor’s wife’s comments came shortly after she opened up about Bruce’s grief.
The model shared an Instagram video montage depicting various activities she’s been doing over the summer to cope with her husband’s illness.
“This was a summer of self-discovery. Finding new hobbies, getting out of my comfort zone and staying active,” she captioned the post, adding clips of gardening, working out, playing tennis, and painting. Featured. “My grief may be numbing, but I am learning how to live with it. As my daughter-in-law @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest. I hope you find some solace in it too.”
Emma and Bruce got married in 2009. The couple has two daughters.