Bruce Willis’ wife issues plea to paparazzi
Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has called on the paparazzi to keep their distance and stop yelling at the “Die Hard” star when they see him in public.
Heming Willis made an emotional plea Video shared on her Instagram page Over the weekend, he said, “We still need to do a lot of education” about people with dementia.
The 44-year-old model described a recent incident in which a photographer tried to talk to an ailing actor who made a rare public appearance to meet friends for coffee in Santa Monica, saying, “I’m going to take someone out. How difficult and stressful it is to enter worlds and navigate them safely. “
“This is a call out to photographers and video people looking to spread exclusive photos of my husband. Just reserve your space,” she said in the clip. I know it’s your job, but please save your space.”
She added: OK? Give him space. Please allow our family or anyone with him on the day to travel safely from point A to point B.
Heming Willis added in the video’s caption: “To other caregivers and dementia care professionals navigating this world…how to get your loved ones out into the world safely. Do you have any tips or advice regarding? Please share below.”
Heming Willis and Willis, 67, married in 2009 and have two daughters, Mabel and Evelyn.
Her request comes just weeks after Willis’ family announced that his speech disorder, aphasia, had progressed to a form of dementia called frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
“Today there is no cure for this disease. I hope that this reality will change in the next few years. As Bruce’s condition progresses, media attention will continue to grow on this subject, which requires far more awareness and research.” I hope we can focus on shedding light on the disease,” they said in an update shared online last month.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, FTD refers to “a set of disorders caused by progressive neuronal loss in the frontal lobe of the brain (the area behind the forehead) or its temporal lobe.” These areas of the brain are generally associated with personality, behavior, and language.