Bruce Willis looks relaxed in first pics shared by wife Emma Heming after aphasia diagnosis
The pictures show the couple next to a tree trunk with Heming's arms wrapped around Willis and his hand around her thigh
Bruce Willis' wife, Emma Heming has shared the first pictures of the actor since his aphasia diagnosis was revealed. The pictures show the couple happy and smiling as they pose for the camera. While Heming is seen sitting on a tree trunk and has her arms wrapped around her husband, Willis is stood against the tree trunk and has his hand around her thigh. The images shared by the model on her Instagram page on Wednesday, April 7, are a sneak peek at how they spent their day "off the grid."
In one of the pictures, the two are staring into each other's eyes, while in the other picture, Heming leans her head against Willis. The 43-year-old model captioned the images, "Mom & Dad in their favorite habitat [mountain emoji] [boot emoji] #offthegrid [camera emoji] Mabel Ray Willis," revealing that their 10-year-old daughter Mabel took the picture.
On her Instagram story, Heming shared videos from the family trip. In the first clip, the 67-year-old actor can be spotted walking on the riverbank while their daughter, Mabel sits on the ground and takes off her boots. In the next clip, Mabel holds a bone of what appears to be a dead animal. And in the last clip, Hemming shares the view of the mountains and the river.
"So beautiful. Love this so much. Thinking of all of you! [growing heart emoji]," one user commented. Another said, "[red heart emoji] prayers of healing health [healing heart] for you Bruce and the family." A third wrote, "My dad has a going thru the same.. it's heartbreaking [broken heart emoji] thanks for shedding light on aphasia." A fourth noted, "I recognize those eyes. I saw them in my dad when he was diagnosed at 59. Holding you and your family close to my heart and hoping the road ahead has enough joy to offset the pain."
Willis' family announced his retirement on March 30 after he was diagnosed with aphasia. "To Bruce's amazing supporters, 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. This is a really challenging time for our family and we are so appreciative of your continued love, compassion, and support. We are moving through this as a strong family unit, and wanted to bring his fans in because we know how much he means to you, as you do to him. As Bruce always says, 'Live it up' and together we plan to do just that," the statement read.