After the diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia Bruce Willis received, his wife "could not be more grateful" for all the support he has received. Here is who the woman is who is supporting the actor at this sensitive time.
After the diagnosis, which came Thursday, of frontotemporal dementia, which updates the previous one of aphasia, Emma Heming Willis said she is grateful, according to a People source, for all the love and support the couple is receiving. An incredible "support system" that includes not only close family members, but also friends and fans. At the forefront are Emma with her daughters Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, 8, then ex-wife Demi Moore and the three daughters she had with Bruce Willis: Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29.
The woman also said her husband "is trying to create as many positive memories for them as possible," meaning daughters Mabel and Evelyn.
"He wants them to remember Bruce as a great and fun father. He wants them to have the best memories of him."
But who is Emma? Born in Malta but raised in the UK, she began her career as a model (including Victoria's Secret). Arriving in California to try her acting career, she went on to model: she once recounted that she met Bruce years before the two of them got together because they attended the same gym. Emma was getting small roles in some films, and in 2005 the two began dating. They are on the same set in Perfect Stranger in 2007, which stars Bruce Willis and Halle Berry. The two then married in the Turks and Caicos Islands in 2009, and the ceremony was attended by Demi Moore, his ex-wife from 1987 to 2000, and her then-husband Ashton Kutcher. Emma is also an ambassador for the Room to Grow foundation, which provides support to mothers and children in need.
The two, much loved in Hollywood where they are known as a close-knit and very solid couple, had after a few years Mabel and then Evelyn: the two sisters are very close as is also evident from the various posts Emma makes on Instagram, on which she is very active.