Bruce Willis' wife Emma asks paparazzi to stop shouting at husband after he was filmed in public
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The wife of Bruce Willis has shared an emotional video urging the paparazzi tostop shouting at her husband when he's out in public.
Emma Heming Willis also asked the paparazzi to keep a safe distance after the Die Hard star was filmed and photographed during a rare outing in Santa Monica last week.
It was the first time the 67-year-old Hollywood star was seen out in public after his family revealed the heartbreaking news of his dementia diagnosis.
Willis filmed a video in what appears to be the family’s kitchen and uploaded it to Instagram on Sunday (6 March).
She captioned the post: “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?”
The 44-year-old model and mum-of-two was visibly emotional during the clip.“So in service of raising awareness around dementia because that is my goal – if you are someone who is looking after someone with dementia you know how difficult and stressful it can be to get someone out into the world and just to navigate them safely. Even just to get a cup of coffee,” she began, before praising her husband’s friends for protecting him during the coffee trip.
“I’m just seeing headlines and there’s a video of my husband out getting some coffee with some friends who did a stand-up job of protecting him.”
After presumably taking a break while filming the emotional plea, Willis continues: “So in the spirit of raising awareness of dementia, it’s clear that there is still a lot of education that needs to be put forth.
“So this one is going out to the photographers and the video people [who] are trying to get those ‘exclusives’ of my husband out and about: just keep your space,” she said.
“I know this is your job but maybe just keep your space for the video people, please don’t be yelling at my husband asking how he’s doing or whatever — the woohooing 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.”
Last year the Willis family announced he had been diagnosed with aphasia, a neurological disease that hampers communication and cognition.