UNITED STATES: Following her husband Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis and subsequent decision to stop acting in March, the model, 44, posted a video montage to Instagram on Tuesday night detailing her summer activities.
“This was the summer of self-discovery — finding new hobbies, going out of my comfort zone, and staying active,” she wrote.
In the post’s title, Emma penned a statement that was displayed alongside videos of her using a fitness mirror, gardening, playing tennis, painting and finishing work on a wooden fence, and other activities. ‘I Say A Little Prayer’ by Aretha Franklin from 1968 served as the soundtrack for Emma’s film montage.
“My grief can be paralyzing but I’m learning how to live along side it,” Emma continued in the caption. “As my step-daughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, grief is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too”.
Emma concluded her caption with hashtags that call attention to National Grief Awareness Day, which occurs annually on August 30.
Emma’s message was published a few months after the Willis family announced that Bruce Willis, 67, will retire from acting. At the time of that revelation on Instagram, Emma called Bruce Willis’ decision “a truly tough time.”
Accusations that Bruce Willis was forced to work despite his health difficulties by a frequent partner and Midnight in the Switchgrass director Randall Emmett followed the actor’s abrupt resignation.
In a June interview with the Los Angeles Times, Willis’ lawyer Martin Singer explained that the actor continued to work “because he wanted to work and was able to do so.”
Bruce Willis no longer performs as an actor, but he and his family seem to have kept busy in other ways. On August 16, Emma posted a video of Bruce playing the harmonica with Derek Richard Thomas, the boyfriend of his daughter Rumer Willis, on Instagram.
The Die Hard actor joined Thomas on harmonica from a nearby stairwell as he sang and played his guitar in the black and white clip.
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