“I think it was the blessing and the curse. You know, to sort of finally understand what was happening so that I can be into the acceptance of what is,” the mother of two said.
“It doesn’t make it any less painful, but just being in the acceptance and just being in the know of what happened to Bruce just makes it a little bit easier.
“There are so many beautiful things happening in our lives. It is just really important for me to look up from the grief and the sadness so that I can see what is happening around us.”
Hoda then asked Emma what she thinks Bruce is teaching their girls as they all come to terms with his illness as a family.
The former model replied: “Honestly, he is the gift that keeps on giving. Love, patience, resilience, so much …
“And he’s teaching me and our whole … I mean, you know, for me to be out here doing this, this is not my comfort zone, but this is the power of Bruce.”
Hoda said: “I have heard from people that have an ailing family member, and I remember this from a friend of mine … she said, ‘my husband’s diagnosis made my kids better people.’ Is that what you’re noticing?”
Emma replied: “That is what I’m noticing. Listen, I think my kids would be great no matter what!
“And this is not what I would want for them. But really, like I said, it is teaching them so much and how to care and love and it’s a beautiful thing among the sadness.”
Emma said she calls herself Bruce’s “care partner” and also stressed the importance of taking care of herself as well.
Last month, she became emotional while revealing it was a “conscious effort” to try to remain positive.
Bruce also has support from his ex-wife Demi Moore and their three daughters – Rumer, 35, Scout, 32, and Tallulah, 19.
Rumer shared the heartbreaking news about Bruce’s FTD diagnosis on Instagram.
“Since we announced Bruce’s diagnosis of aphasia in spring 2022, Bruce’s condition has progressed and we now have a more specific diagnosis: frontotemporal dementia (known as FTD),” she wrote.
“Unfortunately, challenges with communication are just one symptom of the disease Bruce faces. “While this is painful, it is a relief to finally have a clear diagnosis.”
This article originally appeared in The Sun and was reproduced with permission.