Demi Moore Asks Paparazzi to Not Disturb Bruce Willis
Emma Heming Willis, the wife of Bruce Willis, has implored paparazzi to keep a respectful distance and abstain from shouting at the iconic 'Die Hard' actor when they happen across him in public settings.
Heming Willis voiced her plea via a heartfelt video posted to her Instagram account over the weekend, stressing the need for further education concerning living with dementia.
The 44-year-old model touched on an episode where photographers vocally accosted Willis while he enjoyed a rare outing, having coffee with acquaintances in Santa Monica. She emphasized the strain and difficulty of taking a person affected by dementia out in public and assuring their safe passage.
Demi Moore has a message for those trying to get pictures and videos of her husband, Bruce Willis. Through a recently released clip, the actor encouraged them to keep their distance and give him his space.
In the video, Moore said: "This one is going out to the photographers and the video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about: Just keep your space. I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space." She also asked video people to avoid yelling questions at him and refrain from any 'woohoo-ing' or 'yippee ki-yays'.
Accompanying the clip, Heming Willis wrote a caption saying: "To other caregivers or dementia care specialists navigating this world… Any tips or advice on how to get your loved ones out in the world safely? Please share below."
Heming Willis and Willis, a couple who married in 2009, have two daughters, Mabel and Evelyn. Recently, the family announced that Willis is suffering from a speaking disorder which progressed into frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Their request for help has come several weeks after the diagnosis.
A statement released last month by Bruce’s family revealed that he has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD). This devastating disease is currently untreatable, and the family implored that media focus on raising awareness and encouraging more research.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, FTD is a collection of disorders caused by the progressive deterioration of nerve cells in the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. These areas are responsible for aspects of personality, behavior, and language.
The family is hoping that, as Bruce’s condition advances, increased media attention will help to bring more awareness to FTD and lead to the development of treatments for the disorder.