Emma Heming is asking for privacy for her husband Bruce Willis

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Emma Heming-Willis sends emotional plea to paparazzi after Bruce Willis’ dementia diagnosis

Weeks after the Die Hard actor's family—including Emma, ex Demi Moore, and daughters Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, and Tallulah Willis—shared his diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia, his wife shared an emotional plea to paparazzi trying to take photos of the actors when he's out in public.

"In service of raising awareness around dementia, because that is my goal, if you are someone that is looking after someone with dementia, you know how difficult and stressful it can be to get someone out into the world and just to navigate them safely, even just to get a cup of coffee," she explained in a March 4 Instagram video. "I'm just seeing headlines, and there's a video of my husband out getting some coffee with some friends that did a stand-up job with protecting him."

And for those who do take photos of Bruce, Emma has one request.

"It's clear that there's still a lot of education that needs to be put forth," the 44-year-old continued. "So this one is going out to the photographers and the video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about: Just keep your space."

"I know this is your job," Emma noted, "but maybe just keep your space."