Bruce Willis’ wife has shared some ‘happy news’ following her omission of the difficulties she and her family have experienced in the wake of his dementia diagnosis.
Emma Heming Willis, 45, recently revealed that she is her husband’s ‘care partner’ following his diagnosis with frontotemporal dementia which has resulted in the Die Hard actor, 68, stepping away from acting.
However, the model has shared some positive news about her husband as she announced that his hit comedy drama series, Moonlighting would be making a return to TV tonight (October 10th).
Moonlighting originally aired for five seasons and 67 episodes between 1986 and 1989 and will now be streaming in its entirety on the streaming service Hulu, as confirmed by Emma in an Instagram post via a series of throwback images from the series.
“What happy news this is. You bet our family will be watching tomorrow @hulu. David Addison and Maddie Hayes forever. Repost…. FINALLY. For the first time ever, stream Bruce Willis and Cybill Shepherd in Moonlighting on October 10. Exclusively on Hulu.”
Fans of the actor will be overjoyed to see the return of the hit show where he starred as wise-cracking detective David Addison alongside Cybill Shephard, who played model who ends up running the Blue Moon Dective Agency, Maddie Hayes.
The pair go on to solve cases while falling in love with one another.
The Sixth Sense actor was diagnosed with aphasia in March 2022, with then progressed to frontotemporal dementia, which his family confirmed in February 2023 and announced he would no longer be acting.
Throughout his illness, his wife has been campaigning for awareness for the disease, while also admitting that she experiences guilt at times when nursing him through his battle.
The Mirror report that Emma confessed that it’s hard to ‘regulate sometimes’ how she feels sometimes and spoke on the guilt caregivers go through.
“I think sometimes caregivers feel so guilty, you know. God dare they look after themselves. But’s it’s so important in order to sustain. And I always say this, like you have to be able to look after yourself because you can’t look after the person that you love if you aren’t filling yourself up.”
The model also told TODAY that she finds it ‘hard to know’ if her husband is even aware of his condition, confessions that the entire family are feeling the strain of what the actor is going through.
“Dementia is hard. It’s hard on the person diagnosed, it’s also hard on the family. And that is no different for Bruce, or myself, or our girls. When they say this is a family disease, it really is.”
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