Bruce Willis was surrounded by his family this week to celebrate his 68th birthday, with his wife of 14 years, Emma Heming Willis, sharing a sweet tribute to him via social media.
The 68-year-old A-list actor married his model and businesswoman wife, 44, in 2009 after two years of dating.
While he is a household name for hit Hollywood movie franchises like Die Hard and Pulp Fiction, Emma has made a name for herself in modeling and dove into the movie industry.
The mother of two has also maintained a strong bond with Bruce’s three other children, along with his ex-wife, and their mother, Demi Moore.
As the whole family comes together to support Bruce, who was diagnosed with dementia earlier this year, MailOnline takes a look at who his wife, Emma, is.
Deep Dive: MailOnline takes a look at who Bruce Willis’s wife of 14 years is, Emma Heming
Long term: The A-list actor, 68, married his model and businesswoman wife, 44, in 2009 after two years of dating.
How did Emma first become famous?
Emma’s career began in her early teens, when she won The Big Breakfast’s British morning show ‘The British Elle Supermodel’ modeling contest, securing a contract.
This kicked off her path to fame as she walked the runways for big brands like Dior, Chanel, and Victoria’s Secret in the fashion capitals of the world.
In addition to storming the runways of the 1990s, the brunette beauty also headlined a host of high-end beauty campaigns and graced the covers of international editions of fashion magazines like Elle.
Seeming eager to make a career in movies as well, she made cameo appearances in the 2001 film Perfume and 2006’s Entourage, playing background characters.
Model: Emma walked the runways for major brands like Dior, Chanel and Victoria’s Secret in the fashion capitals of the world during the early years of her career.
How did you meet Bruce?
The model met her future husband Bruce in 2007 at the gym, and the couple shared a common personal trainer in Gunnar Peterson.
After their initial tender encounter, Emma struck up a relationship with the action star and appeared on the red carpet with him for the premiere of his 2008 film Flawless.
Making rapid progress in their relationship, the couple tied the knot just two years later with a sweet wedding ceremony in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
In 2019, they even decided to celebrate their 10th anniversary with a vow renewal at the same venue, attended by Bruce’s ex-wife and friend Demi Moore.
In love: The model met her future husband Bruce in 2007 at the gym and it’s been from strength to strength ever since (pictured in 2008)
Does Emma have children?
Emma and Bruce have two children and welcomed their first daughter, Mabel Ray, in 2012.
While daughter Evelyn Penn was born just two years later, the mother-of-two often shared sweet snaps on social media to document family life.
She is also a stepmother to Bruce’s three eldest daughters; Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29.
The actor shares his three oldest daughters with Demi, to whom he was married for 13 years from 1987 to 2000.
Emma, Bruce and Demi are known for their close relationship: the two women manage to maintain a friendship and enjoy life as a blended family.
Demi even often spends time with her ex-husband and wife at their house and joined the family this week for Bruce’s birthday celebrations.
The Ghost actress attended both her 2009 wedding and 2019 makeover, Emma explaining to Us Weekly at the time of the latter: “She welcomed me into her family like I welcomed her into ours.”
‘Once again, I have a lot of respect for her. I have a lot of respect for the way Bruce and Demi got over their divorce so they could put their kids first,” she continued.
Family: Emma and Bruce share two children – they welcomed their first daughter, Mabel Ray, in 2012 and their second daughter, Evelyn Penn, in 2014.
Daddy Girl: She is also a stepmother to Bruce’s three eldest daughters; Rumer, 34, Scout, 31, and Tallulah, 29 (Bruce pictured with his three daughters in the 1990s)
Modern Family: Bruce’s ex-wife Demi Moore is known to maintain a close relationship with the couple, often joining Emma and Bruce to spend quality time with their blended family.
Where you live?
Emma was born in Malta to a Guyanese mother and an English father, before moving to the UK after her divorce.
After spending the first part of her life living in London, she then moved to Southern California to finish her education.
Now she and Bruce reside in a luxury mansion in Brentwood Park in Los Angeles, which is estimated to be worth around $9.8 million (£8 million).
The couple enjoy family life in the beautiful home and often share clips of their sprawling garden while basking in the Los Angeles summer sun.
Luxury: Emma, Bruce and their two daughters reside in a luxury mansion in Brentwood Park in Los Angeles, estimated to be worth around $9.8M (£8M)
What does she do now?
Upon meeting Bruce, Emma transitioned from her modeling career to one that delved into different areas.
He had a small role in his 2007 film Perfect Stranger, before appearing in The Comebacks that same year and Red 2 in 2013.
While also being credited as a producer on the 2013 documentary Bruce Willis: Why the Legend Never Dies.
In 2016, he turned from entertainment to business, launching fragrances with Bruce, two for men and one for women.
Now an entrepreneur, Emma has created the Cocobaba brand, an all-natural vegan skincare line for women.
Business: Now an entrepreneur, Emma has created the Cocobaba brand, an all-natural, vegan skincare line for women.
Does Emma have social media?
Emma boasts 760,000 followers on Instagram and posts regularly on the platform, keeping fans up to date on family life.
She and her family have used the social media site to share details of Bruce’s health battles, sharing a post in the spring of 2022 that revealed his aphasia diagnosis.
In February of this year, he once again took to the platform to share an update that this progressed and he was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia.
Celebrating Bruce’s birthday this week, Emma posted a heartwarming video montage of special moments from the past few years.
With the video, she wrote: ‘He is pure love. He is so loved. And I will always love him. Happy birthday my sweet.
‘My birthday wish for Bruce is that you continue to keep him in your prayers and in the highest vibrations because his sensitive Pisces soul will feel it. Thank you so much for loving and caring for him too.’
While she’s also been recording open and honest videos of herself to share how she’s dealing with the medical battle as well.
On the Grill: Emma has 760,000 followers on Instagram and posts regularly on the platform, sharing a sweet birthday tribute to Bruce this week.
Loved it: He celebrated his day with a moving montage of videos from the past few years.
Candid: Though she’s also been recording open and honest videos of herself to share how she’s dealing with her husband’s medical battle as well.