Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has debunked claims that his ex-wife, Demi Moore, moved in to help care for the actor following his dementia diagnosis.
Heming Willis shared a post on Instagram, urging the public to stop spreading such rumors.
According to Radar, Moore had been living with the family to help care for Willis, who was battling frontotemporal dementia.
However, a representative for Moore denied this claim, stating that she was not living with Willis and Heming Willis.
The Die Hard star was previously isolated with Moore and their adult children during the height of the pandemic, though Heming Willis was meant to join them, but was delayed due to a family emergency.
The Willis family announced the actor’s diagnosis of aphasia last year, with the disease recently progressing to frontotemporal dementia.
Heming Willis posted a video on Instagram to raise awareness of frontotemporal dementia, sharing her perspective on the disease following her husband’s diagnosis.
She also asked for advice on how to help dementia patients navigate the world safely. Frontotemporal dementia is a neurological disorder that affects the lobes of the brain responsible for behavior, problem-solving, planning, and emotions.
Symptoms of the disorder may include personality changes, speech difficulties, and motor impairment. The Hollywood icon has been seen out and about since his family revealed his diagnosis, his first public appearance after the news broke.
The Willis family includes Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, who were born to Willis and Moore during their marriage from 1987 to 2000.
FTD occurs when the nerve cells in the lobes behind the forehead die, and the connections between them change. The left temporal lobe is responsible for the meaning of words and object names, while the right recognizes faces and familiar objects.
Symptoms of FTD differ from those of Alzheimer’s disease and may include personality changes, such as becoming unsympathetic, uninterested in others, and tactless, as well as repetitive and compulsive movements, such as hoarding, obsession with timekeeping, and craving unhealthy food while forgetting table manners.
Speech difficulties may also manifest, including slow speech, grammatical errors, and forgetting the meaning of familiar words.
Willis’ family had announced last year that he would be stepping away from his career after his diagnosis of aphasia.
Frontotemporal dementia is a disease that affects more than 50,000 people in the United States, with no known cure.
The Instagram post by Heming Willis aims to raise awareness of the disorder and provide support for caregivers.