Die Hard actor Bruce Willis quickly fell in love with his wife, Emma Heming, after they met in 2007 at their trainer’s gym. The Entourage alum has been by her husband’s side amid his battle with frontotemporal dementia. Scroll below for more details on his supportive spouse. 

Who Is Bruce Willis’ Wife, Emma Heming? 

Emma was born in Malta in 1978. After her parents divorced, she lived in London for a few years to be closer to her mom’s side of the family.  Eventually, they relocated to California where she finished school. Her mother entered her in a modeling competition that she later won, and Emma began walking the catwalk for a number of top designers in New York, Paris and Milan. 

Bruce Willis Wife Emma Heming: Job, Kids, Marriage
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Bruce was married to Demi Moore from 1987 to 2000. The former couple welcomed three daughters during their marriage: Rumer, Scout and Tallulah. He married Emma in 2009 in Turks and Caicos. Three years after tying the knot, the Golden Globe winner and his spouse welcomed their first child together, daughter Mabel. Their second daughter, Evelyn, was born in May 2014. 

“The realization that motherhood is really the greatest gift came quickly,” the model gushed on her blog. “Those little girls are my source of inspiration, which leads me to this blog and exciting projects in the pipeline.”

Being a mom inspired Emma to create her own all-natural line of skincare called CocoBaba.

“Becoming a mom is the most beautiful, exhausting, exhilarating and puffy experience we’ll ever know. In all of that, it’s hard to make time to be anything else,” she wrote on the company’s website. “I made CocoBaba so every mom can feel mothered.”

How Is Emma Heming Supporting Bruce Willis Amid His Health Battle?

Emma is also very close to her three stepdaughters as well as Demi. They have all been leaning on each other since Bruce’s FTD diagnosis. Initially, the family announced that the Moonlighting alum was battling aphasia in March 2022. As time progressed, they were given more clarity on his condition and the effects it could have on him in the future. 

“Today there are no treatments for the disease, a reality that we hope can change in the years ahead,” the family said in a February 2023 statement. “As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.”

The family hopes to “help Bruce live as full a life as possible” as they navigate life with the devastating news.  

“Demi, Bruce’s wife [Emma], and all of the kids are heartbroken,” a source told Closer in February 2023. “Demi has her moments when she breaks down.”

“It’s affecting everyone differently,” the insider added. “A bright spot right now is Rumer’s pregnancy. The birth of his first granddaughter will hopefully put a smile on Bruce’s face.”

Emma has continued to protect her husband as his condition worsens with time. Taking to social media on March 4, 2023, she spoke out about caring for someone living with dementia and pleaded with craning paparazzi to keep their distance from Bruce while in public.

“In service of raising awareness around dementia, because that is my goal, if you are someone that is looking after someone with dementia, you know how difficult and stressful it can be to get someone out into the world and just to navigate them safely, even just to get a cup of coffee,” she explained in the video. “I’m just seeing headlines, and there’s a video of my husband out getting some coffee with some friends that did a stand-up job with protecting him.”

She continued, “It’s clear that there’s still a lot of education that needs to be put forth. So this one is going out to the photographers and the video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about: Just keep your space. I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space.”

How Did Emma Hemming React to Her Critics?

After being accused of of using her husband’s condition for publicity by some fans, Emma quickly clapped back. Posting a video on Instagram on March 7, 2023, Emma refuted the claims, saying, “”I just saw something about me getting my ‘five minutes,’ which is great, which means that you’re listening. So, I’m going to take my five minutes and I’m gonna turn it into 10 because I’m always going to advocate for my husband.”

Bruce’s wife went on to say that she has been and will continue to “turn my grief and my anger and my sadness” into something good. “Watch this space because I didn’t come to play,” she concluded.