Emma Heming Willis shared a sweet throwback video of the moment she fell in love with husband Bruce Willis.
On Wednesday (Dec. 28), the 44-year-old model posted a clip of the 67-year-old actor enjoying the couple’s winter break on Instagram. “It was that winter, 15 years ago, I fell head over heels in love with him,” she captioned the post, along with the hashtag “#loveofmylife.”
The video montage showed the Die Hard star and his now-wife are snowtubing down a snowy hill, riding snowmobiles and taking pictures together. At one point, Willis filmed himself taking a photo of Heming Willis, as she leapt into the air.
“That was quite a jump!” the action star said, laughing at the camera.
Heming Willis’ post received thousands of comments from friends, family and fans who applauded the couple’s sweet relationship.
Willis’ daughters Scout LaRue and Tallulah, who he shares with ex-wife Demi Moore, shared their thoughts on the throwback clip in the comments section. Scout, 31, wrote, “This is driving me nuts!” while Tallulah, 28, said: “This makes my heart shine.”
“So sweet and kind to share with all of us,” said one fan. “Thank you!”
“What sweet video memories,” another follower commented.
Earlier this year, Bruce Willis’ family announced that the actor had been diagnosed with a brain condition, called aphasia, and would be “stepping away” from acting. In an Instagram statement shared in March, his family wrote that he “had some health issues” that were “affecting his cognitive abilities” of him.
The statement – signed by wife Emma, ex-wife Demi Moore and daughters Rumer, Scout, Tallulah, Mabel and Evelyn – read: ‘To Bruce’s fantastic supporters, as a family we wanted to share that our beloved Bruce has had some health issues and recently being diagnosed with aphasia, which is affecting his cognitive abilities.As a result of this and with much consideration, Bruce is walking away from the career that has meant so much to him.
“This is a really challenging time for our family and we greatly appreciate your continued love, compassion and support,” they continued. “We’re moving through this as a strong family unit and wanted to engage fans of him because we know how much he means to you, how you do to him. As Bruce always says, ‘Live it up’ and together we plan to do just that.
Aphasia is a form of brain damage that impairs speech and language comprehension. It leaves sufferers unable to communicate effectively and is often the result of a stroke.
Emma Heming Willis, who shares 10-year-old daughter Mabel Ray and eight-year-old daughter Evelyn Penn with Willis, previously opened up about how Willis’ brain condition has impacted her mental health. Talking with The bump in May, the model shared that she started making more time for herself during her husband’s diagnosis.
“I put my family’s needs above my own, which I’ve found doesn’t make me any kind of hero,” Heming Willis told the outlet. “That amount of caring for everyone else in my family had taken a toll on my mental health and my overall health, and it served no one in my family.”
The mother-of-two has since revealed how she coped with her “crippling” feelings of “grief” amid her husband’s diagnosis of aphasia. On Instagram in September, Heming Willis shared a video of herself engaging in different hobbies in honor of National Grief Awareness Day.
“This has been the summer of self-discovery: finding new hobbies, stepping out of my comfort zone, and staying active. My pain may be crippling, but I’m learning to live with it,” she captioned the post, adding a salute to her 31-year-old stepdaughter, Scout.
“As my stepdaughter @scoutlaruewillis told me, pain is the deepest and purest form of love. I hope you find some comfort in that too,” she said.