Many were wondering why Ashton Kutcher waited 12 months to file for divorce from Demi Moore.
And on Saturday it was suggested that Demi Moore was the one holding up the legal proceedings as she wants a settlement similar to that from first husband Bruce Willis.
TMZ report: “The sticking point in the divorce has been that Demi wanted the same type of settlement from Ashton that she go from Bruce Willis.”
Although Bruce Willis and Demi Moore never revealed their settlement it is thought to have been a large amount.
This theory is just one floating around after Ashton Kutcher waited so long to file for divorce.
At one point, the delay sparked tabloid speculation the pair were never legally married. There were also rumors they were locked in a bitter battle over their huge fortune.
Ashton Kutcher, 34, filed the papers Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences, according to People magazine.
Ashton Kutcher, who is now dating Mila Kunis, isn’t seeking spousal support nor is he asking the court to deny 50-year-old Demi Moore any.
He has hired divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent him.
Laura Wasser has previously worked for high-profile clients including Britney Spears, Kim Kardashian, Heidi Klum and Angelina Jolie.
Demi Moore was reportedly the one holding up the legal proceedings in her divorce from Ashton Kutcher as she wants a settlement similar to that from first husband Bruce Willis
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s six year marriage came to an end amid claims he had an affair with 22-year-old San Diego-based administrative assistant Sara Leal.
While Ashton Kutcher moved on with 29-year-old Mila Kunis in July, Demi Moore struggled to cope with the split.
She entered rehab in February soon after collapsing at her Beverly Hills home.
Her relationship with her three daughters with ex-husband Bruce Willis’ – Rumer, 24, Scout, 21, and Tallulah, 18, – has also come under strain this year.
Sources say they have grown tired of her constant partying and erratic behavior.
The girls had initially supported their mother following her divorce from Ashton Kutcher because they believed she was “distraught” but were allegedly “mortified” when she started going out with one of Rumer’s friends Vito Schnabel recently.
But Demi Moore was dumped by the 26-year-old toyboy earlier this month after she enjoyed a week of wild partying at Art Basel in Miami.
Ashton Kutcher is currently one of the highest paid star on TV and earns $700,000 per episode. He is estimated to be worth around $140 million.
While Demi Moore’s career has slowed down, she earned big money during the peak of her career.
The actress, whose films include A Few Good Men and Indecent Proposal, is estimated to be worth around $150 million.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore divorce has reportedly turned nasty.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher separated last November after six years of marriage following the actor’s affair with 22-year-old San Diego-based administrative assistant Sara Leal.
They are now said to be locked in a bitter battle over their enormous fortune.
A source told the New York Post: “[They] are trying to negotiate a settlement out of court and out of the public eye. They still haven’t reached an agreement over money, because Ashton earned substantially more during the final years of their marriage, but he doesn’t want to pay a large settlement.”
Ashton Kutcher – who is currently the highest paid star on TV and earns $690,000 per episode and is estimated to have banked $23 million since taking over the sitcom from Charlie Sheen – is worth $136 million, while Demi Moore, 49, is worth $147 million.
Another source close to the pair said: “The discussion could boil over into a public court battle.”
Ashton Kutcher, 34, was previously said to be refusing to budge on the financial terms of their separation and how they should divide their assets.
A source said the actor is “so cheap” and is refusing to sign off on the paperwork so they can finally go their separate ways.
Ashton Kutcher has already moved on from the actress and is reportedly living with his new girlfriend Mila Kunis, whom he has known for 14 years as they previously starred in the hit comedy series That 70s Show together.
Doubts had been raised over whether Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher had ever really been man and wife, but a legal document has emerged that proves they were in fact legally married.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore had sparked speculation they never truly tied the know after failing to lodge divorce documents almost a year after splitting.
But they are named as spouses in a new uncovered quitclaim deed, which is a legal instrument by which the owner of a piece of real property, called the grantor, transfers his or her interest to a recipient, called the grantee.
The paper, obtained by InTouch, shows that Demi Moore, 49, gave up her claim to a piece of property in Los Angeles, a move that no doubt put a smile on wealthy Ashton Kutcher’s face.
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore had sparked speculation they never truly tied the know after failing to lodge divorce documents almost a year after splitting
Demi Moore signed the document in March, suggesting the pair may be finding their own way of divvying up their rich portfolio of assets.
She announced she was ending their marriage in November amid a slew of cheating claims, and Ashton Kutcher has now moved onto younger pastures with new love Mila Kunis.
Sources had told Radar Online that the former couple’s Kabbalah wedding was merely a ‘symbolic ceremony and not a legal marriage’.
The couple wed in September 2005 in a ceremony attended by 150 guests, including Demi Moore’s ex-husband Bruce Willis.