Demi Moore to file for divorce; Ashton Kutcher responds on Twitter
Demi Moore has filed for divorce from Ashton Kutcher, the 49-year-old actress said Thursday in a statement.
"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton," Moore 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. 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."
Kutcher responded via Twitter, saying, "I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail. Love and Light, AK."
The news marks the end of weeks of speculation as to the couple's status after rumors spread in September after a San Diego woman's detailed account of an alleged sexual tryst with the 33-year-old Kutcher led to widespread reports that Kutcher and Moore were splitting.
The couple had not spoken directly about the alleged affair, said to have happened the weekend of their sixth wedding anniversary, while Moore was in New York for work. Kutcher did send a Twitter message linking to the Public Enemy song "Don't Believe the Hype."
As recently as last month, Moore was spotted visiting Kutcher in his "Two and a Half Men" trailer, and the two went on a Kabbalah camping trip together. The two have attended several recent events solo, but both had been spotted wearing their wedding bands.
This could be the first divorce where the fate of a Twitter handle — Demi goes by @mrskutcher — is part of the negotiations.
— Patrick Kevin Day
Photo: Demi Moore watches Ashton Kutcher at the launch party for "Real Men Don't Buy Girls" in April. Credit: Jemal Countess / Getty Images.