Demi Moore has announced she has ended her marriage to Ashton Kutcher after filing for divorce.
She said in a statement on Thursday : “It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton.
“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.”
Following the announcement that wife Demi Moore is filing for divorce, Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter to send his best wishes to the 49-year old actress.
“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,” he wrote.
In September, it was alleged that Kutcher had cheated on Moore with Sara Leal while he was in Las Vegas.
Texas-born Leal sold her story on Kutcher weeks after the fling, which took place on Ashton and Demi’s sixth wedding anniversary, September 24.
Leal relived the sordid details of the night – including how they had unprotected sex – detailing that she had cavorted naked with Kutcher and a gaggle of girls in a hot tub in the luxurious hotel suite.
Speaking of the fling, she 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.’
Kutcher denied the accusation. Moving vans were spotted at the couple’s home in October, leading to speculation that the couple was splitting.
The pair were spotted at Bruce Willis’s vacation home earlier in November, supposedly working on their marriage.
Kutcher and Moore made apparent attempts to heal their relationship with Kabbalah retreats, including a camping trip to Cachuma Lake near Santa Barbara, California, last month.
The couple were accompanied by some close friends along with their Kabbalah instructor Yehuda Berg and photos emerged of the pair sat around an outdoor fire.
Moore was married twice previously, the first time to singer Freddy Moore and then to film star Bruce Willis, with whom she has three children. They divorced in 2000.
She has maintained a friendly relationship with the Die Hard star – even attending his wedding to underwear model Emma Heming in 2009. By the same token, Willis came to Demi and Ashton’s wedding four years earlier.
She began dating Kutcher a few years after breaking up with Willis when Kutcher was rising to stardom on the TV sitcom That ’70s Show.
The couple married in September 2005 and their relationship featured heavily in the press due to their 16-year age gap.