updated 09/22/2009 AT 10:00 AM ET
•originally published 09/22/2009 AT 1:55 PM ET
They’re just another married couple now, but you wouldn’t have guessed it from the way Bruce Willis and new wife Emma Heming were acting in New York Monday night.
At the Cipriani Wall Street for Susan and Tony Bennett’s Exploring the Arts Gala, the newlywed Willis affectionately smooched Emma’s neck during a quiet moment over cocktails. And even though the couple got married all the way back in March at an idyllic wedding in Turks and Caicos attended by Ashton Kutcher and Willis’ ex, Demi Moore, Willis also said that it “seems like less than a month. She’s not only my best friend, but my wife.”
And his kids like her as a stepmom, too, he added.
“Great, great stuff,” Willis, 54, said. “It’s going real well.”
That everyone gets along is indeed a great thing considering how much family holidays mean to him. “I have three great kids that I can spend Christmas with every year,” he said at the event, which celebrated the opening of a public arts school in Astoria Queens named for Bennett’s close friend Frank Sinatra.