Emma Heming Willis ‘Triggered’ By Deceptive Headlines and Lies About Her Family

Bruce Willis’s wife has had enough of the clickbait around her family, her husband’s health battle, and dementia as a whole.

In an Instagram video she shared just a few moments ago, Emma revealed that she got clickbaited by a headline about her own family and it admittedly “triggered” her. And rightfully so.

“The headline basically says there is no more joy in my husband,” Emma explained, but as she knows first hand, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

“I need society and whoever is writing these stupid headlines, to stop scaring people. Stop scaring people to think that once they get a diagnosis of some kind of neurological cognitive disease that that’s it, it’s over. […] It’s the complete opposite of that.”

In fact, while Emma admits there is definitely grief that comes with the diagnosis, it is still a new chapter of life that is still filled with love and happiness and joy. And if you’ve been following Emma, or anyone in the Willis family, that’s all they’ve ever showed as they navigate through this difficult time.

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As Emma continued, she wrote in the caption that her “experience is that two things can be true and exist at the same time. Grief and deep love. Sadness and deep connection. Trauma and resilience.” 

Emma admitted that she “had to get out of my own way to get here but once I arrived, life really started to come together with meaning and I had a true sense of purpose. There is so much beauty and soulfulness in this story.”

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And while the family has respected Bruce’s privacy, Emma has remained open and honest about dementia and being a caregiver to Bruce in several different posts. Her hope is that people will instead listen to facts rather than opinions, particularly when it comes to dementia.

“Here’s what I’ve come to understand is that we are being educated by the wrong people. People that have an opinion versus an experience. People that have not taken the time to properly educate themselves on any kind of neurocognitive disease. Why can I be so bold and say that? Because I see headline after headline and blurbs of misinformation.”

And it doesn’t just stop at her family, Emma adds. “You wonder why anxiety and depression is up in our society. I honestly think part of it has to do with this kind of clickbait, how things are framed and pushed out to us and how we have a split second to take that information in. Man, it’ll do a number on my psyche.”

“To whom it may concern, please be mindful how you frame your story’s to the public about dementia and dig deeper. There are so many wonderful organizations and specialist within this space to reach out to so you can really do your due diligence to iron your story and content out.”

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“Thank you,” Emma concludes.

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