'All the feels': Emma Heming responds to Demi Moore's Cannes throwback pic with Bruce Willis
Amidst Bruce Willis' aphasia diagnosis, his loved ones are sticking together. Demi Moore, who was married to Willis from 1987 to 2000, posted a flashback photo of the two on Instagram on Tuesday, May 17, which Willis' current wife, Emma Heming, commented on.
Moore captioned her photo, "From the Cannes archives, circa 1997." Moore, 59, and Willis, 67, were photographed on the red carpet for the opening of Moore's film "The Fifth Element." Heming, who married the "Die Hard" star in 2009, added in the comments section, "All the feels ❤️ beautiful"
Willis' family announced over two months ago that he had been diagnosed with aphasia and would be retiring from his decades-long profession. "To Bruce's amazing supporters," they said at the time, "as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities."
"As a result of this and with much consideration Bruce is stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him," the statement said. "As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that."
According to the Mayo Clinic, aphasia is a disorder that affects a person's ability to talk, write, and understand language. It usually occurs after a stroke or a head injury. Speech and language therapy are the most common treatment for aphasia, and family members can help the patient communicate better.
Willis is fortunate to have the support of both Heming, 43, and Moore, as well as his five children. Rumer, 33, Scout, 30, and Tallulah, 28, are his first wife's children, while Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, are his second wife's.
Willis married Demi Moore in 1987 and had three kids with her: Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah. Willis and Moore announced their separation in June 1998, and they filed for divorce shortly after. "I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work," Willis said at the time of the divorce. He was grateful to Will Smith for assisting him in getting through the ordeal. He remained friends with Moore, and he and Ashton Kutcher attended her following wedding.
Willis later became engaged to actress Brooke Burns, but the couple split in 2004 after 10 months together. On March 21, 2009, he married model Emma Heming in Turks and Caicos. Mabel and Evelyn are the couple's two daughters.