Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis

Bruce Willis spotted on rare public outing with wife Emma after being diagnosed with aphasia

Bruce Willis is still bathed in sunlight.

The 67-year-old actor was spotted running errands with his wife Emma Heming-Willis on June 23 in Los Angeles. For the occasion, Bruce, whose aphasia diagnosis was made public in March, wore a green baseball cap, short-sleeved button-up shirt and jeans, while Emma donned jeans, a blue and white top and ballerinas.

The outing came just days after Emma dedicated a cute Instagram post to her hubby. On June 13, she shared a video of Bruce performing with temptations with a caption that read, in part, “My motto is don’t let fear stop you. Why? Because fear constantly stops me. This is another reason why I fell in love with my husband, fear never stopped him.”

On May 23, Emma posted a video of Bruce playing basketball with a group of friends, captioned “I see you BeeDub.” In the video, Bruce is seen catching a bouncing pass and laying on a backyard basketball hoop.

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Since her husband’s diagnosis, Emma has been open about the struggle and difficulties that come with being a caregiver. In an interview with The bump in May, Emma—who shares daughters Mabel Willis10, and Evelyn Willis8, with Bruce, said prioritizing her family over herself took a heavy toll on her wellbeing.

“I put my family’s needs above my own, which I don’t think makes me any kind of hero,” Emma said. “This amount of caring for everyone else in my family hurt my mental health and my overall health, and it didn’t help anyone in my family.”

Bruce Willis, Emma Heming Willis

Bruce quit acting after he was diagnosed with aphasia, a language disorder that can impact his ability to understand, speak, read or write. The decision was announced by Emma and their daughters, as well as Bruce’s ex-wife Half Moore and their children Rumer Willis33, Scout Willis30 and Tallulah Willis28.

“This is a truly difficult time for our family and we greatly appreciate your continued love, compassion and support,” the family said in a joint statement. “We’re going through this as a strong family unit and we wanted to bring in his fans because we know how much he means to you, just like you mean to him.”

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