Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher to divorce after 6 years of marriage
Demi Moore says she plans to end her marriage to Ashton Kutcher, following reports about his alleged infidelity.
The actress made her announcement in a statement to OnTheRedCarpet.com and other press outlets on Thursday, November 17, days after she celebrated her 49th birthday.
"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton," she said. "As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life."
It is unclear if she or Kutcher have filed divorce papers as of yet. The actress' Twitter usersame, mrskutcher, remains unchanged as of Thursday afternoon.
"This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation," she added.
"I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi," Kutcher, 33, said on his Twitter page. "Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail. Love and Light, AK."
The "Two and a Half Men" actor married Moore in September 2005 after dating her for about two years. The actress was previously married to Bruce Willis, father of her three children, and to singer Freddie Moore.
Rumors that Kutcher allegedly cheated on Moore surfaced online and in tabloid magazine reports in late September. In mid-October, a 22-year-old woman named Sara Leal told Us Weekly in a video interview that she and Kutcher had a one night stand. She said he had told her at the time that he was "separated" and added that her life "has been a mess" ever since the incident.
Kutcher and Moore have not commented about the alleged incident but posted cryptic messages online. Kutcher appeared in a video that showed him blasting the media and the way "people can bastardize the truth." He appeared in the clip without his wedding ring.
Kutcher and Moore appeared in public several times since the cheating and breakup rumors surfaced, although they reportedly spent their anniversary apart to attend separate promotional events. Us Weekly magazine reported last month that Moore visited Kutcher at work on Friday and "didn't come on the actual shooting set or anything - she never does - but she spent the day on the lot in his massive trailer."Kutcher was also the target of a different cheating scandal in 2010. He called a tabloid report about it "fiction." He and Moore later jetted off to Israel for what Kutcher called a spiritual journey. The two practice Jewish Mysticism, known as Kabbalah, and have visited the Jewish state before.
Moore talked about the general complications of marriage in a recent interview to promote her new film, "Another Happy Day." She plays a short-fused second wife who is forced to deal with her husband's ex-wife after one of their children gets married.
"That was the most interesting thing, the unintended pain and hurt that can be caused within a family... and then the need to be heard," Moore told Fox News. "We as human beings have a tendency that, when we are hurt, we want to blame. But when we blame we give our power away. It is so well illustrated (in the film) without being commented or judged. Everyone wants permission to have their pain, and they feel like their pain has been denied."
"We might feel comfortable being in the black or the white, the yes or no, but the truth is we all live in the gray," she added. "We've all been the victim, and we've all been victimized."