Bruce Willis’ Wife Emma Heming Tells Paparazzi To Stay Away From Her Husband In Heartfelt Plea For His Safety

Mar 08, 2023 by apost team

Bruce Willis is one of the most legendary Hollywood actors of all time. He is most famous for his roles in action films including the "Die Hard" franchise, as well as notable roles in "Pulp Fiction," "Armageddon" and "The Sixth Sense," among many other films. During his nearly 40-year career, Bruce showed off quite a diverse set of talents, as he appeared in films and television shows in a variety of genres and even showed off his skills as a singer. 

On top of that, Willis is also adored for his amazing qualities as a husband and father. Bruce first married actress Demi Moore in 1987, and the two had three daughters together: Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Willis. Although the couple was regarded as a Hollywood powerhouse at the time, Bruce and Moore divorced in 2000. They have, however, remained good friends and great co-parents ever since.

Then in 2009, Bruce married model Emma Heming and the couple went on to have two daughters together, Mabel and Evelyn Penn. In a heartwarming turn of events, Bruce, Heming and their two daughters frequently hang out with Moore and the former couple's daughters as a large blended family. They've also frequently shared their admiration for each other on social media.

However, tragedy struck when Bruce's family announced he was retiring from acting in March 2022 after being diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder caused by damage in a specific area of the brain that controls language expression and comprehension. 

Bruce's family all banded together to love and support him through his difficult transition, but in February 2023, they came together again to announce more devastating news — he'd also been diagnosed with dementia.

In March 2023, Heming released her own PSA asking paparazzi to keep their distance from her husband and not yell at him in the street.

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Bruce Willis, Emma Heming (2018), (Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Heming, 44, released a video to her Instagram in March 2023 calling on paparazzi to respect her husband's space when they see him in public and to keep their distance, as well as stop yelling at Bruce, 67. 

The model said "there's still a lot of education that needs to be put forth" about individuals living with dementia, but admitted how "difficult and stressful it can be to get someone out into the world and to navigate them safely." She recalled a specific incident when Bruce made a rare public appearance to grab coffee with friends but was instead harassed by photographers and videographers attempting to speak with the ailing actor.

"This one is going out to the photographers and the video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about: Just keep your space ... I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space."

She added:

"For the video people, please don’t be yelling at my husband asking him how he’s doing or whatever — the ‘woohoo’-ing and the ‘yippee ki-yays’… just don’t do it. OK? Give him his space. Allow for our family or whoever’s with him that day to be able to get him from point A to point B safely."

In the video's caption, Heming wrote: "To other caregivers or dementia care specialist navigating this world… Any tips or advice on how to get your loved ones out in the world safely? Please share below."

Due to her video going viral, Heming then followed up her emotional plea with another short clip on Instagram.

In her second video, Heming said:

"I truly appreciate all the love and the understanding as to why my husband should not be followed. But the outlets that are picking up this story of my plea are the same outlets that are publishing these pictures of my husband."

She continued: "If there's no market for this type of content, then he wouldn't be followed. Just some food for thought." Heming made it clear that she is "not trying to go head to head with the media, because I will lose," rather she just wants Bruce "to be able to participate in his life to the fullest. That's it."

In her caption, Heming said: 

"I don't expect this to make any difference ... but my husband's quality of life is of utmost importance to me."

Heming's two videos come just weeks after Bruce's family announced his aphasia had progressed into a form of dementia named frontotemporal dementia (FTD).

"FTD is a cruel disease that many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone. For people under 60, FTD is the most common form of dementia, and because getting the diagnosis can take years, FTD is likely much more prevalent than we know. Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead. As Bruce's condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research," the family's statement read.

The Alzheimer's Association lists FTD as "a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain’s frontal lobes (the areas behind your forehead) or its temporal lobes,” which are the areas most associated with personality, language and behavior. 

What do you think about Emma Heming's plea to the paparazzi to stay away from Bruce Willis? Are you glad to see the support the actor's family is giving him during this difficult time? Let us know, then pass this on to your friends and family too.

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