Emma Heming-Willis (44) is currently doing everything she can to support her husband Bruce Willis (67), who has dementia. Part of their strategy is going public. With regular posts via Instagram, she provides information about current developments and how to deal with the disease in general. Heming-Willis was also recently criticized for this openness. The accusation: she takes advantage of her husband's suffering to become better known. The former model now cleaned up in her latest Instagram video.
The public attention and the associated limelight is "great". It means she's being listened to. She will not only take five minutes, but ten, because she will always stand up for her husband. It's not about her at all. She just wants to raise awareness of this disease: "I will use my sorrow, my anger and my sadness to do something good that feels less good."
She appeals to her followers: "So, look at this page, because I didn't come to play." The latest video comes in response to some critical comments after Heming-Willis urged photographers to keep their distance from her husband. A video surfaced over the weekend showing Willis with friends outside a café. The Hollywood star was approached but didn't respond to the calls.
Bruce Willis and Emma Heming-Willis have been married since 2009. The couple have two daughters together, Mabel Ray, 10, and Evelyn Penn, 8. In mid-February this year, the actor's family, including ex-wife Demi Moore (60), issued a statement. She announced that Willis suffers from what is known as frontotemporal dementia. Nerve cells in the forehead and temple area of the brain die off.
A good year ago, the family announced the end of the star's career. At that time there was still talk of the language disorder aphasia.