Bruce Willis’ wife Emma is doing everything she can to help the actor after his shock aphasia diagnosis.
The model, 43, is “working with several medical professionals” to help the Hollywood star in his battle with cognitive impairment.
A source close to the couple said People that the diagnosis “was hard” for Emma as “it’s not easy to see a spouse fail”.
“Your girls are so young too,” the insider added, referring to the couple’s daughters Evelyn, 7, and Mabel, 10. “Emma has to hold it together for her.”
The source added: “He has an assistant at home who makes sure he’s safe, but Emma also looks after him. Since Bruce is older than Emma, knowing that his health could deteriorate sooner than hers was shocking to her.”
It comes as Emma sends a second Instagram message to fans to thank them for their support.
She posted a message that read: “Your love, support, compassion and prayers are really helping. I’m thankfull. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
The heartfelt statement comes just two days after Emma issued a joint family statement revealing her husband’s state of shock and announcing his retirement from acting.
Announcing Willis’ diagnosis, his family said in a statement: “This is a truly challenging time for our family and we are so grateful for your continued love, compassion and support.
“We’re going through this as a strong family unit and wanted to include his fans because we know how much he means to you, just as you mean to him.
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“Like Bruce always says, ‘Live it up,’ and together we plan to do just that.”
Willis married actress Demi Moore in 1987 and they have three children, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah.
The couple separated in 2000 but remained on friendly terms.
Willis married actress Emma Heming in 2009.
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