Bruce Willis and his wife of 13 years, Emma Heming Willis, go hand in hand.
The die hard star, 67, and the former model, 44, held hands in a loving video captured on her Instagram Stories over the weekend. Set to Harry Styles’ hit song “Adore You,” the video showed Willis, who retired from acting in March 2022 after being diagnosed with aphasia, clutching his wife’s hand in his own. The post followed a video of the couple’s two young daughters, Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, enjoying a night out with their mother at Styles’ “Harry House” concert at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.
Emma also posted a throwback photo of the couple enjoying a romantic walk in the woods.
It’s been a tough two years for Willis’ family, who announced on social media last year that the actor would be “stepping away” from his long career. The family noted that aphasia, which causes a person to lose the ability to understand or express speech, “affects their cognitive abilities”.
The announcement was followed by a Los Angeles Times report that claimed the action star was often confused on set, couldn’t perform simple stunts, and had to have his lines transmitted to him through an earpiece, raising concern from people on set. Meanwhile, Willis continued to act in films, making 21 direct-to-video films in just two years.
Since Emma went public with her husband’s health issue, she’s shared glimpses of their life as a couple. She admitted looking after her family has “taken its toll” at times when she was not looking after herself properly. She also opened up about her “grief” last summer, noting that it was “crippling but I’m learning to live with it”.
Despite the challenges of learning to live with the condition, the couple are known for their frequent sweet posts featuring each other. Last month, Emma shared a video back from winter vacation which showed the duo skiing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and enjoying the outdoors.
Using the hashtag #LoveOfMyLife, she captioned the video, “It was that winter 15 years ago I fell head over heels in love with him.”
Emma noted that despite the difficulties growing up, her husband always treated her with the utmost love and consideration. In October, she noted that her husband “always made me feel like the smartest person in the room when I felt otherwise”, mentioning that she often felt “stupid” growing up while learning to “navigate in life with “some form of ADD and dyslexia.”
“I will never forget that and I love him so much for it,” she shared.