Emma Heming has denied there's "no joy" in her relationship with Bruce Willis since his diagnosis with dementia - insisting their marriage is "filled with happiness".

Emma Heming insisted her relationship with Bruce Willis is still 'filled with joy'

Emma Heming insisted her relationship with Bruce Willis is still 'filled with joy'

The 68-year-old 'Die Hard' star's family went public with his health crisis last year revealing he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia - a degenerative neurological condition causes which causes changes in personality, behaviour, and language - and his wife Emma has been open about how it has affected his loved ones but she was horrified to discover an online article which suggested the "joy" has gone.

She posted a video on Instagram refuting the claims, insisting they are still very happy together. Emma, 45, explained: "The headline basically says there is no more joy in my husband.

"Now, I can just tell you, that is far from the truth. I need society – and whoever’s writing these stupid headlines – to stop scaring people. Stop scaring people to think that once they get a diagnosis of some kind of neurocognitive disease that that’s it. ‘It’s over. Let’s pack it up. We’re - Nothing else to see here. We’re done.’ No."

She added: "There is grief and sadness. There’s all of that. But you start a new chapter [it's] with love, it’s filled with connection, it’s filled with joy, it’s filled with happiness."

In the video's caption, Emma went to add: "My 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.

"I 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."

Emma went on to insist she's wary about the false information about dementia circulating online, writing: :"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.

"I’m not even talking about my family, I’m used to the craziness of these farfetched headlines and stories. I’m just talking about baseline dementia awareness and what’s being fed to the public.

"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."