Emma Heming Willis, Bruce Willis’ wife, has asked paparazzi to keep their distance and quit shrieking at the “Die Hard” star when they meet him in public.
In an emotional video posted on her Instagram page over the weekend, Heming Willis said, “There’s still a lot of education that has to be put forth” regarding those living with dementia.
Recalling a recent incident in which photographers attempted to chat with the sick actor during a rare public appearance to meet friends for coffee in Santa Monica, the 44-year-old model highlighted how “tough and stressful it can be to bring someone out into the world and navigate them securely.”
“This one is for the photographers and film guys wanting to get those exclusives of my husband out there: Just keep your space,” she added in the video. “I know this is your work, but please respect my space.”
“For the video, please don’t yell at my husband asking him how he’s doing or whatever — the ‘woohoo’-ing and the ‘yippee ki-yays’…” she continued. Simply do not do it. OK? Allow him his space. Allow our family or whoever is accompanying him that day to transport him from point A to point B safely.”