Bruce Willis was seen having a tender moment with his wife Emma Heming.
His daughter Scout Willis posted a shot of 67-year-old Bruce looking down at a seated Emma as they held hands near a kitchen. He was dressed in a gray shirt and pink and red plaid slacks while his spouse wore a white shirt and jeans. Over the image it said ‘love.’
This comes after his friend Sylvester Stallone said the Die Hard actor was having a ‘difficult’ time.
Stallone has emotionally reflected on Willis’ diagnosis with brain condition aphasia and subsequent retirement from acting in a poignant new interview.
Stallone, 75 – who has been friends with Willis for decades, with the pair starring in The Expendables and The Expendables 2 together – said the Die Hard actor’s diagnosis ‘kills me’ and that he had been ‘incommunicado.’
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, the Rocky star said: ‘Bruce is going through some really, really difficult times. So he’s been sort of incommunicado. That kills me. It’s so sad.’
Back in March when Willis’ diagnosis was revealed, Stallone shared a montage of photos with the his former Planet Hollywood partner, captioned: ‘We go back a long way, praying for the best for you and your wonderful family…’
Stallone and Willis famously starred alongside one another in the 2010s action franchise The Expendables – a project that spawned the pair’s first and only public feud.
The first snap included in the Rambo star’s tribute post was a major throwback from 1992 and taken during Willis’ ex-wife Demi Moore’s 30th birthday celebration at Six Flags Magic Mountain amusement park.
Stallone and Willis were aboard one of the park’s many thrill-seeking rides with model Brigitte Nielsen.
Another showed the duo mounted on motorcycles as they made a joint appearance on the David Letterman Show in 2008.
Stallone also threw in a shot of him and the Die Hard star mingling on the red carpet at the premiere of the HBO documentary His Way, which follows the career of legendary producer Jerry Weintraub, in 2011.
Last but not least, the Predator actor shared a behind-the-scenes snap taken during the filming of the first or second Expendables film.
The very first Expendables hit theaters in 2010, with the sequel premiering just two years later in the summer of 2012.
Willis, who played CIA operative Mr. Church, was set to star in the third installment but dropped out after an alleged ‘money demand’ that was not met.
Soon after the news broke – and Harrison Ford had signed on as Willis’ replacement – Stallone published an explosive tweet aimed at the Red star.
‘GREEDY AND LAZY …… A SURE FORMULA FOR CAREER FAILURE,’ wrote the Escape Plan star in September 2013.
Despite the very public criticism, Stallone insisted in an interview that same September that he still considered Willis a ‘lifelong friend’ and that his tweet came out of ‘frustration.’
A little over a year later, Stallone took to Twitter to reveal that he and Willis had officially buried that hatchet.
‘Made up with BRUCE W. A stand up guy, my mistake…. ‘ he posted on November 2014.
Hollywood icon Willis withdrew from acting earlier this year after being diagnosed with the brain condition aphasia, which causes language abilities to deteriorate.
His family have been open about his condition – which has meant his ability to speak and understand speech has been affected.
An insider told People his family was ‘doing whatever they can’ for him and ‘have rallied around him in a big way to help Bruce cope with what is to come.’
Bruce married Emma Heming, 44, in 2009 and has welcomed two daughters with her – Mabel, 10, and Evelyn, eight.
Bruce’s blended family issued a joint statement at the end of March announcing that he was ‘stepping away from the career that has meant so much to him.’
The statement revealed he ‘has been experiencing some health issues and has recently been diagnosed with aphasia, which is impacting his cognitive abilities.’
His ex-wife Demi Moore and the three daughters she shares with Bruce – Rumer, 34, Scout, 31 and Tallulah, 28 – all signed the statement along with Emma, Mabel and Evelyn.
The Mayo Clinic defines aphasia as ‘a condition that affects your ability to communicate’ that ‘can affect your speech, as well as the way you write and understand both spoken and written language’.
The actor’s family did not reveal what brought on his bout with aphasia, which has a number of potential causes.
The condition could occur following a head injury or stroke, or can be a predecessor to a brain tumor or Alzheimer’s disease. Patients who are living with the condition are typically treated with speech therapy and taught ways to communicate non-verbally.
This comes after Bruce was reunited with his former costar John Travolta in the action-packed trailer for their upcoming film Paradise City.
His latest movie is releasing digitally on November 14 in the UK.
The action film, which will be released on November 11, is one of several that Willis completed before his family announced in March that he was retiring from acting after being diagnosed with aphasia.
The movie also appears to be the first major collaboration between Willis and Travolta, 68, in a feature film since they starred in Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 crime classic Pulp Fiction.
Willis stars in the film as an aging bounty hunter taking on one of his most dangerous missions yet in Hawaii. After he is shot and presumed dead, his son Ryan (Blake Jenner) teams up with his father’s former partner (Stephen Dorff) to hunt down his killers, all while dealing with a sadistic crime lord (Travolta).
Did the writer of this article see the picture they are describing? They claim Bruce has the pink and red pants and his wife has jeans!!