Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Demi & Ashton to divorce

hero.jpg
hero-2.jpg

Demi Moore has filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher after six years of marriage.

The actress, 49, announced the news in a statement yesterday (18 November), saying it was with "great sadness and a heavy heart" that she had decided to end the relationship.

The move follows months of speculation that the couple's marriage was on the rocks, after allegations of Ashton's infidelity surfaced in September.

"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton," Demi said, in a statement released via her publicist.

"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."

"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."

Minutes later Ashton, 33, responded on Twitter. "I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi," he said. "Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail."

Demi and Ashton began dating in 2003. They wed two years later, in a secret ceremony in Beverly Hills. Ashton became stepfather to Demi's tree daughters - Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Belle - from her previous marriage to Bruce Willis .

Their relationship fell under scrutiny earlier this year, after socialite Sara Leal, 22, claimed she had an affair with Ashton on his and Demi's sixth anniversary. This followed a previous allegation that the Punk'd star had been unfaithful in 2010.

Ashton's spokesperson denied the allegation but the couple were said to be experiencing difficulties and turned to their Kabbalah instructor to work through their issues.

No divorce papers have been filed yet in Los Angeles Superior Court, according to a number of reports.

Click here to look back on Demi and Ashton's relationship in photos.

Related

hero-gallery.jpg

Demi & Ashton: in pictures

hero.jpg

Hollywood's shortest marriages

hero.jpg

Women who date younger men

Comments

More

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Reese Witherspoon's birthday shout-out to the Beckhams' glam evening

by Nicola Colyer
02 Dec 2016

Jessica Chastain on how she learned to love being a redhead

The actress used to struggle with low self-esteem as a result of her fiery locks.

by Moya Crockett
02 Dec 2016

Claudia Winkleman gets honest about her ‘overwhelming’ work schedule

“It left me crying my eyes out”

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Fawlty Towers’ John Cleese pays emotional tribute to Andrew Sachs

Andrew Sachs tragically passed away at 86 following battle with dementia

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcome baby boy

But the Black Swan star has vetoed her husband’s baby name

by Kayleigh Dray
02 Dec 2016

Beyoncé’s magical new video reveals more of her life behind the scenes

Featuring her wedding day, her friends, and a baby Blue Ivy.

by Moya Crockett
01 Dec 2016

Demi Lovato opens up about her battle with bipolar battle disorder

“My life is a work in progress”

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

“I didn’t ever want to rely on a man to provide for me”

Chelsea Handler on the importance of financial independence

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

Jennifer Aniston wants women to take a stand against sexist media

“Women do far more incredible things than just procreate”

by Kayleigh Dray
01 Dec 2016

“Why are women such doormats when it comes to friendship?”

"We still have some crazy idea that society ‘rewards’ women who are nice to each other"

by The Stylist web team
01 Dec 2016