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Emma Heming Willis Talks Difficulty Of 'Special Occasions' On 14th Wedding Anniversary To Bruce Willis

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on March 22, 2023 at 11:45 PM EDT

Emma Heming Willis is running high on emotions as she marks her 14th wedding anniversary with her husband, Bruce Willis, who is battling dementia. 

The model, who shares two kids, Mabel Ray, 10, and Evelyn Penn, 8, with Bruce, took to social media to disclose how a close pal made the day of her anniversary very special amid her acting as a caregiver to her frail husband. 

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Emma Heming Willis Reveals How Her Friend's 'Act Of Kindness' Impacted Her Day

Some days after commemorating her husband, Bruce, on his 68th birthday, the mom of two returned to Instagram on Tuesday to share a heartwarming story about how a friend illuminated her day with a thoughtful gift.

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Bruce Willis and Emma Heming Willis at the NYFF Closing Night Gala
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Emma shared a picture of a bouquet of pink and yellow flowers she received from a friend to celebrate her 14th wedding anniversary with her husband.  Opening up about the moving gesture in her caption, she wrote, "

Today marks 14 years of marriage to the greatest love of my life. I woke with my heart full but what my mind kept going back to was another person's act of kindness yesterday I wanted to share as it inspired the heck out of me."

Emma continued, "In passing at a school event for our children, I mentioned to my friend that our anniversary was tomorrow. Cut to, I get a text from my friend later that day that said she left "a little something" for me at my door. It was this sweet bouquet of flowers (pictured) with a note that said Happy Anniversary amongst other things."

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The model then digressed further by revealing her struggles as she cared for her husband, who was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in February 2023. 

She added, "It got me thinking about how hard these types of 'special occasions' can be on caregivers. When usually our person would acknowledge the event, now their changing brains just can't. And that is what it is."

The model further wrote, "So my point is this. If you know someone that is looking after someone else, don't ask what you can do, just do. This random act of kindness will honestly stay with me for a long time." "I love you Juliya. You single handedly made this day special for us ?? #randomactsofkindness #gratitude #friendship," Emma sweetly concluded.

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Moved by her post, her followers trooped into her comment section to validate her words. One wrote, "Never a true word said having walked this path with my mum with FTD for over a decade when people say what do you need, what can I do, found it added to the stress. Random acts of kindness is the perfect support ?."

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Another added, "? thank you for this reminder to care for the caregivers ❤." A third fan gushed, "I love you both so much, I love kindness. I love this love. #321."

The model made a follow-up post, sharing a throwback video from exactly four years ago in 2019 when she and Bruce renewed their wedding vows to mark their 10th wedding anniversary. 

The clip featured their two daughters, Mabel Ray, and Evelyn Penn, serving as flower girls, while Bruce's daughters, Scout and Rumer, whom he shares with his ex-wife, Demi Moore, sang and played the guitar at the ceremony.

The video also showed Stephen Eads, performing as the officiating minister while Moore served as the videographer, capturing the sweet moments.  In her caption, Emma reminisced about her 10th wedding anniversary in the same place she tied the knot with the "Die Hard" actor.

She noted that she would hold on to the memories for a lifetime. She added, "And we get to keep those memories safe and alive for the ones that might not be able to."

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Emma Bore Her Heart Out On Bruce's 68th Birthday

Although the "Red 2" actress has been very supportive of her husband amid his dementia battles, words failed her as she marked major milestones on her husband's behalf.

Emma Heming Willis
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Per The Blast, Emma had an emotional moment while giving a speech on camera as she celebrated her husband on his special day.  She took to her Instagram to open up about the mixed emotions she felt on Bruce's birthday. She donned a round-neck brown sweater and a pair of glasses in the clip and disclosed that she started off the day by crying.

Emma noted that although people always commended her for being strong, she stated that she wasn't given a choice. She added that she wished she had a choice but was saddled with the responsibility of caring for her two kids.

The mom of two added that she had to put on her "big girl panties" and do what needed to be done. Emma further disclosed that she had her times of sadness and grief every day, but felt it more on Bruce's birthday.  

The model concluded her speech by revealing that she worked on a montage containing sweet memories she shared with Bruce when the actor was still active while appreciating fans' support.

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The Malta Native Vowed To Root For Bruce Amid His Frontotemporal Dementia Diagnosis

As the couple commemorated their 14th wedding anniversary, Emma continued to honor her vows to stick with her partner through thick and thin, in sickness and health. 

Earlier this month, the "Perfume" actress shut down naysayers criticizing her for doing too much on social media while her husband battled his health issues.

Taking to her Instagram, Emma released a video, saying, "I just saw something about me getting my five minutes, which is great, which means that you're listening. So I'm going to take my five minutes, and I'm going to turn it into ten because I'm always going to advocate for my husband."

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