Emma Heming Willis, Bruce Willis’ wife, has asked photographers to keep their distance and quit shrieking at the “Die Hard” actor 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 knowledge that has to be put forward” regarding those living with dementia.
Recalling a recent incident in which paparazzi sought 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 manage them securely.”
“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,” she said in the clip. “I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space.”
She added, “For the video people, please don’t be yelling at my husband asking him how he’s doing or whatever—the ‘woohoo’-ing 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.”