Scout Willis shares photo of dad Bruce Willis and his wife Emma holding hands amid actor's aphasia battle
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The 'Die Hard' star, Bruce Willis, 67 announced his retirement not too long ago as he was diagnosed with a language disorder called aphasia. Recently, his daughter Scout Willis shared a heartwarming picture in her Instagram story, of the actor having a tender moment with his wife Emma Hemming Willis following the update shared by his friend and co-star Sylvester Stallone that the actor was having a "hard" time.
In the picture shared by Scout Willis, Bruce can be seen looking down at Emma, while holding her hand, close to their kitchen. His wife was wearing a white shirt and pink and red plaid slacks, while he was dressed in a gray shirt and jeans "Love" was written over the picture.
The actor, Sylvester Stallone opened up about how it affected him personally when Bruce was diagnosed with aphasia and subsequent retirement in a touching new interview. The 'Die Hard' actor's diagnosis "kills me," said Stallone, 75, said who has known Willis for decades and worked with him in 'The Expendables' and 'The Expendables 2.' Stallone also said that Willis had been "incommunicado" since receiving the news.
"Bruce is going through some really, really difficult times,” Stallone said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. When asked if he still has contact with the 67-year-old, he responded that Willis has “been sort of incommunicado. That kills me. It’s so sad.”
Bruce announced his retirement in March by issuing a joint family statement "stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him" after he was diagnosed with aphasia. The statement revealed he 'has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.' By hearing the news Stallone immediately took to Instagram by sharing a montage of images of him and bruce with a heartfelt caption " 'We go back a long way, praying for the best for you and your wonderful family...'
Famously, Stallone and Willis co-starred in the 2010 action series 'The Expendables,' which gave rise to their one and only on-screen fight. The first picture was captured in 1992 at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park, during his ex-wife Demi Moore's birthday celebration. Stallone and Willis can be seen riding a thrill ride in the park with Brigitte Nielsen, a model.
The second picture was taken in 2008 when they appeared on the 'David Letterman Show' mounted on motorcycles. Stallone also included a shot of him and 'Die Hard' star Bruce Willis on the red carpet at the HBO documentary His Way premiere in 2011. His Way follows the career of legendary producer Jerry Weintraub. Lastly, the Predator actor shared a behind-the-scenes shot taken during the filming of the first or second 'Expendables' movie.
In 1991, both pals were involved in a venture called Planet Hollywood, which was endorsed and launched by Willis' ex-wife Demi Moore, as well as Arnold Schwarzenegger. The lads worked together once more in 2010 to star in the action movie 'The Expendables.' The 'Expendables 2' was their next project, but things became difficult when Willis decided not to return for the third installment. As Willis left the film, Harrison Ford joined as a replacement, which Stallone celebrated on Twitter. He wrote in August 2013: “Willis out … Harrison Ford in! Great news! Been waiting years for this!”
During a press conference for the film, Stallone changed his mind about Willis. “It’s nothing personal. It’s not like it got personal, and I’m sorry it did sound that way. But it was just actors talking, and things move on. And I think Bruce Willis is a great guy, and he does fantastically entertaining films. And when he nails it, he nails it big time.”
Bruce married Emma Heming, 44, in 2009 and has welcomed two daughters with her - Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, eight. He has another three daughters whom he shares with his ex-wife Demi Moore Bruce - Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 28