How Emma Heming Willis Is Finding Joy in Her Current Chapter

At WWD's second annual LA Beauty Forum, Emma Heming Willis shared with E! News why these days the mom of two has "so much to be grateful for."

By Gabrielle Chung Apr 17, 2024 9:47 PMTags
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Emma Heming Willis is making time for joy.

Whether it's working with like-minded women on mental wellness or raising her daughters Mabel, 12, and Evelyn, 9, with husband Bruce Willis, the model believes there's "always joy to be found" during life's most challenging chapters.

"I'm doing something that I'm super passionate about that gets me up out of bed," Emma exclusively told E! News at WWD's second annual LA Beauty Forum April 16. "I get to be a mother to two incredible young girls. There's really so much to be grateful for and so many things that I'm happy about."

One particular joyous moment for Emma was co-founding Make Time Wellness, a line of supplements developed for women to support their brains, bodies and beauty. Amid Bruce's own battle with frontotemporal dementia, Emma said it's important for her to give back and raise awareness on the importance of brain health.

Rumer Willis' Life As a Mom

"I've learned so much on this journey," she shared. "I've been able to tap into some incredible resources, experts and specialists. It's been important for me to be able to pass that information onto the next care partner, next woman, anyone that is looking to turn pain into purpose."

The biggest lesson she hopes to pass onto others? "Prioritize with your brain," she said, "and the rest of your body will benefit." 

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"Sleep is something I prioritize," Emma explained. "Exercise is really important as well. It's not anything sort of out of the norm. It's not anything that we already don't know. It's just thinking about it in a different way."

And having a strong support system can also do wonders on wellness. Describing her blended family—which includes Bruce's ex Demi Moore and her kids Rumer, 35, Scout, 32, and Tallulah, 30—as "strong," Emma added, "We've always been super united."

Keep reading to see the Willis family's sweetest moments together.

—Reporting by Amanda Champagne-Meadows

Valentine's Day 2024

Love is a beautiful thing," the actor's wife Emma Heming Willis wrote on Instagram, almost exactly one year after his family announced his frontotemporal dementia diagnosis. "Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day."

Tallulah Willis' 30th Birthday Celebration

In February 2024, Demi Moore shared this pic of her ex-husband with the youngest of the three daughters they share together, writing, "Showering our @buuski with love today on her 30th birthday."

"Grateful and Thankful"

In November 2023, the actor celebrated his first Thanksgiving since being diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia earlier that year. His wife Emma shared this photo from Bruce's 68th birthday party from March.

"I’m grateful and thankful to know this kind of love," she wrote. "Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving."

Blended Family

Bruce Willis stepped out with Emma to celebrate the release of Demi's 2019 memoir Inside Out. He is joined by his three daughters with the G.I. Jane actress, Rumer Willis, Scout Willis and Tallulah Willis.

Adventure Is Out There

Bruce and Emma appear on a hike with their daughters Evelyn Willis and Mabel Willis.

All Smiles

The actor posed with his ex-wife and their daughters Rumer and Tallulah backstage at his Comedy Central roast in 2018.

Three Generations

Bruce became a grandpa in April 2023 when Rumer welcomed a baby girl named Louetta.

Newest Addition

The entire family got together to celebrate the birth of Rumer's baby.

Backstage Buddies

Bruce had two special vistors when he starred in Broadway's Misery in 2016.

Broadway Bunch

The family showed up in full force to support Rumer's 2015 Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago.

Feeling Festive

"I put my camera on a ladder, set the timer, and crossed my fingers," Emma captioned this family Christmas photo. "Now that’s 2020 for you."

Movie Date

Bruce took his three oldest daughters to the Over the Hedge premiere in 2006.

Sweet Kisses

The dad of five shared a sweet moment with daughter Mabel.

Daddy's Girls

Tallulah, Scout and Rumer joined their dad at a Bruce Willis Charity Foundation in 2005.

Dancing With the Fam

The family celebrated Rumer's Dancing With the Stars win with Val Chmerkovskiy.

Polaroid Memories

"What a privilege it is every day to be your daughter," Rumer captioned this throwback photo. "I love you so much. You are the coolest cat in town."

A Birthday to Remember

Emma rang in her 43rd birthday in 2021 with Bruce and their daughters, as well as Rumer and Demi.

'Tis the Season

The family spent Christmas 2022 together.

Star Status

Bruce was joined by mom Marlene and his three oldest daughters when he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.

Happy Haunts

The action star dressed up with Mabel and Evelyn on Halloween 2021.

Getting Silly

Tallulah jokingly captioned this photo of herself and dad Bruce making silly faces, "high drama club."

Snow Squad

Evelyn and Mabel hit the slopes during a family ski trip.

Gang's All Here

The family, including Demi's then-husband Ashton Kutcher, stepped out to watch Rumer in 2008's The House Bunny.

Disney Magic

Bruce and Emma took their kids to Walt Disney World in 2017.

Proud Parents

"First time performing in a play for these two!" Emma wrote on Instagram 2018. "Mabel played Molly and Evelyn as Sandy in an Off-off-off-off-off-off Broadway [winking emoji] production of Annie. The whole cast and production was stellar—Mom and Dad couldn’t be prouder."

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