Demi Moore Says Bringing in a ‘Third Party’ Into Her & Ashton Kutcher’s Marriage Was His Way of Asking for a Divorce

by Jeremy Spirogis
Actor Ashton Kutcher (L) and actress Demi Moore arrive at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking

Demi Moore claims that Ashton Kutcher confirmed a number of indicators that he wished to finish their six-year marriage. 

The Ghost actor discussed her life with Kutcher in her 2019 memoir, Inside Out. Moore and Kutcher acquired married in 2005, two years after they met. At the time, Moore was 40-years-old and had three kids together with her ex-husband, Bruce Willis. Kutcher was 25-years-old when the pair first acquired collectively. 

Actor Ashton Kutcher (L) and actress Demi Moore arrive at the Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking's 13th Annual Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center on May 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
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Demi Moore says she and Ashton Kutcher had been ‘totally in sync’ regardless of their age distinction

Moore and Kutcher turned heads once they first appeared collectively within the early 2000s. When they acquired collectively, Moore already gained success in movies like St. Elmo’s Fire and The Juror within the 1990s. Kutcher’s star rose when he starred as Michael Kelso on That ‘70s Show and ultimately launched his sequence, Punk’d

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend The Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at Urban Zen on June 9, 2011 in New York City. Actors Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore attend The Urban Zen Stephan Weiss Apple Awards at Urban Zen on June 9, 2011 in New York City.
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Moore defined in Inside Out that whereas she and Kutcher had been at completely different phases of their lives, it didn’t have an effect on their romance. Despite the criticism surrounding their 15-year age distinction, Moore mentioned she felt extra related to Kutcher than in her earlier relationships. 

“He was 25. I was 40. But I’m telling you: we couldn’t feel it. We were totally in sync, from our very first conversation,” Moore recalled in her memoir. “When I met Ashton, it almost felt like a do-over, like I could just go back in time and experience what it was like to be young, with him – much more so than I’d ever been able to experience it when I was actually in my twenties.” 

Demi Moore says Ashton Kutcher’s infidelity and bringing in a ‘third party’ to their marriage contributed to their divorce

After two years of courting, Moore and Kutcher acquired married in 2005. In her ebook, Moore opened up in regards to the difficult instances the couple confronted once they had been collectively. Moore shared that she grew to become pregnant in the course of the marriage however had a miscarriage six months later. Additionally, Moore mentioned her marriage to Kutcher drove her to misuse substances like alcohol and Vicodin. 

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Moore additionally admitted that she tried to be the proper spouse to Kutcher by agreeing to no matter he wished. She mentioned he requested threesomes together with her throughout their marriage, and he or she obliged. However, Moore mentioned she quickly realized that Kutcher used the threesomes as an excuse to cheat on her. His infidelity in the end ended their marriage in 2011. 

“Because we had brought a third party into our relationship, Ashton said, that blurred the lines and, to some extent, justified what he’d done,” Moore mentioned of Kutcher’s infidelity. “I think all of this was his way of trying to get out of our marriage. Every one of his actions was saying, ‘Please don’t love me.’ But, unfortunately for both of us, I did.”

Demi Moore mentioned she needed to ‘give my power away’ to be with Ashton Kutcher

Moore filed for divorce from Kutcher in 2011 after six years of marriage. The couple finalized their divorce in 2013. One 12 months later, Kutcher married Mila Kunis, and the couple has two kids collectively. 

Several years after their divorce, Moore appeared on Red Table Talk. The actor spoke about her ex with Jada Pinkett Smith, Willow Smith, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and daughters Tallulah Rumer Willis. During their speak, Moore admitted that she grew to become hooked on Kutcher. The dependancy remoted Moore from her household, particularly her three kids. Although Moore didn’t solely blame Kutcher for her previous actions, she mentioned she morphed into somebody she didn’t acknowledge to be with him. 

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“I wanted to be that girl,” Moore revealed. “I made my own story up, that he wanted somebody that he could have wine with and do stuff. He’s not the cause of why I opened that door. I wanted to be something other than who I am, and it was literally like giving my power away.”

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