Emma Heming Willis, the wife of actor Bruce Willis, recently addressed speculation about her husband’s medical condition. The actor’s family recently revealed that Willis had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD).
In an Instagram Story, Heming Willis addressed a headline that suggested Bruce Willis’s ex-wife Demi Moore had moved in with the couple to help care for him after his diagnosis.
“Let’s nip this one in the bud. This is so dumb. Please stop,” Heming Willis wrote.
According to a source, Moore had reportedly “moved in” and was “determined to make sure every day Bruce has left on earth will be filled with love.”
This was not the first time Heming Willis addressed speculation about her husband’s condition. Recently, she addressed the paparazzi and asked them to give the couple some space.
“I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space,” she said. “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.”
In a statement, Bruce Willis’s family revealed that FTD is a “cruel disease” that “many of us have never heard of and can strike anyone.” The family had also stressed the importance of raising awareness and research around the disease.
Heming Willis had also addressed rumors that she was using her husband’s diagnosis for fame.
“I just saw something about me getting my ‘5 minutes,’ which is great, which means that you’re listening,” Heming Willis said. “So, I’m going to take my 5 minutes and I’m gonna turn it into 10 because I’m always going to advocate for my husband.”
FTD is an umbrella term for a group of disorders that affect the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. It is a progressive condition that can lead to changes in personality, behavior, language, and movement.
There is currently no cure for FTD and treatments are limited. However, treatments such as medications and therapy may help manage the symptoms and slow the progression of the disease.