Legendary actor Bruce Willis was recently spotted for the first time since his family revealed that he had been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) last month. The retired actor stepped out in Santa Monica on Thursday.
However, his wife, Emma Heming is now opened up after she was criticized by netizens that she was using Willis’ diagnosis for ‘five minutes’ fame.
Heming has been married to the “Die Hard” actor since 2009. She recently revealed that her husband’s battle with aphasia has progressed into Frontotemporal Dementia. Since then, Heming has made it her goal to raise awareness for Willis’ condition.
Heming took to her Instagram on Wednesday to share a video where she stated, “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.”
Heming pledged to “raise awareness” about the condition and “for caregivers, who are unsung heroes out there.”
“And then I’m going to turn my grief and my anger and my sadness into something good around something that feels less than. Watch this space because I didn’t come to play.”