Demi Moore has officially announced she is divorcing from Ashton Kutcher after six year marriage.
Demi Moore, 49, said in a statement that she is filing for divorce with “great sadness and a heavy heart”.
Hinting at Ashton Kutcher’s infidelity, Demi 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”.
Demi Moore added that it’s a trying time for her and her family and asked for people to respect her privacy.
Immediately after the announcement, Ashton Kutcher, 33, posted his own statement on Twitter:
“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.”
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are still following each other on Twitter in wake of the announcement and her handle remains @mrskutcher – something she may now consider changing.
Despite their dignified statements, Demi Moore is now gearing up to battle it out over their $290 million fortune after enduring public humiliated because of his alleged infidelity.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher wed in September 2005. The couple’s relationship hit the headlines in recent months as rumours swirled about Ashton Kutcher’s alleged infidelity.
He allegedly shared a night of passion with party girl Sara Leal, 22, at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
Texas-born Sara Leal sold her story on Ashton Kutcher weeks after the fling, which took place on actors’ sixth wedding anniversary, September 24.
Sara Leal relived the sordid details of the night – including how they had unprotected sex – detailing that she had cavorted naked with Ashton Kutcher and a gaggle of girls in a hot tub in the luxurious hotel suite.
The Texas-born claimed Ashton Kutcher told her he was separated from Demi Moore before he tried to persuade her to have a threesome along with her best friend Marta Borzuchowski – but in the end he settled for a two-hour romp with her.
Speaking of the fling, Sara Leal told The Sun: “We had sex twice. Everything felt natural. We were having a good time. He was good, but it wasn’t weird or perverted or creepy.
“He had good endurance. We were up for a while. It was about two hours.”
In the weeks after the story broke, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore made apparent attempts to heal their relationship with Kabbalah retreats, including a camping trip to Cachuma Lake near Santa Barbara, California, last month.
They were accompanied by some close friends along with their Kabbalah instructor Yehuda Berg and photos emerged of the pair sat around an outdoor fire.
It was first time the couple was pictured together since news of Ashton Kutcher’s alleged booze-fuelled one-night stand broke.
In the weeks that followed, Demi Moore appeared to be suffering under the strain of her marriage breakdown, becoming gaunt and scarily skinny – reportedly dropping down to just 98 lbs (45 kg) which given her height of 5ft 5in is considerably underweight.
Sara Leal affair was not the first time Ashton Kutcher has been accused of being unfaithful to Demi Moore.
Ashton Kutcher was first accused of infidelity in September last year, when Brittney Jones, 21, said she had sex with the actor at the Beverly Hills home he once shared with his wife while she was away.
Brittney Jones also later claimed that Ashton Kutcher told her he had an open relationship with Demi Moore and they would “often engage in threesomes”.
She told Star: “He looked over our texts and said he wanted me to delete all the messages from him. He then told me he wanted me to delete the texts I had sent to him. He said they could hurt him.”
At the time, Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore brushed off the allegations.
Ashton Kutcher, who took over Charlie Sheen’s role in hit U.S. TV series Two And A Half Men earlier this year, wrote on Twitter at the time: “I think Star magazine calling me a <<cheater>>qualifies as defamation of character. I hope my lawyer agrees.“
The actor added: “Star magazine – you don’t get to stand behind <<freedom of the press>> when you are writing fiction.”
Ashton Kutcher’s spokesman also denied the allegation while Demi Moore tweeted: “Excellent point my love!”.
Demi Moore, who was previously married to Bruce Willis, started dating Ashton Kutcher in 2003. They married two years later.
In May 2010, Demi Moore talked about wanting to start a family with Ashton Kutcher in an interview with Elle magazine – something that never came to pass.
Demi Moore has three daughter with her Bruce Willis – Rumer, 23, Scout, 20, and Tallulah 17.
The actress has maintained a friendly relationship with Bruce Willis – even attending his wedding to underwear model Emma Heming in 2009. By the same token, Bruce Willis came to Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher’s wedding four years earlier.
Demi Moore and Bruce Willis married in 1987 before divorcing 13 years later in 2000.
At the time of the split, Bruce Willis said: “I felt I had failed as a father and a husband by not being able to make it work.”
Demi Moore, who starred alongside Patrick Swayze in the 1990 movie Ghost, was first married to singer Freddy Moore.
The couple got hitched when Demi Moore was aged 18 in 1980 and the relationship lasted four years. The actress still goes by his last name.
For Ashton Kutcher – who is 16 years Demi Moore’s junior – the actress was his first wife.
Ashton Kutcher previously had relationships with the late Brittany Murphy and Mad Men’s January Jones.