Bruce Willis and his wife of 13 years, Emma Heming Willis, go hand in hand.
The That 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 “Adore You,” the video showed Willis, who retired from acting in March 2022 after being diagnosed with aphasia, hugging his wife’s hand between 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 mom 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 challenging few years for Willis’ family, who announced on social media last year that the actor would be “throwing away” 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, unable to perform simple stunts and had to speak his lines through an earpiece, which sparked concern among people on set. Meanwhile, Willis continued to act in films, making 21 direct-to-video films in just two years.
Since making her husband’s health struggles public, Emma has shared a glimpse of their life together as a couple. She has admitted that caring for her family has “taken its toll” at times when she hasn’t been taking care of herself. She also opened up about her “grief” last summer, noting that it was “crippling, but I’m learning to live alongside it.”
Despite the challenges of learning to live with the condition, the pair are known for their frequent sweet posts in which they spotlight each other. Last month, Emma shared a throwback video from a winter vacation that showed the duo skiing, snow tubing, snowmobiling and enjoying the great 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 has commented that despite the difficulties she experienced growing up, her husband has always treated her with the utmost love and consideration. In October, she noted that her husband “always made me feel like I’m the smartest person in the room when I felt different,” saying she often felt “stupid” growing up while learning to “navigate.” through life with “some form of ADD and dyslexia.”
“I’ll never forget that and that’s just why I love him so much,” she shared.