LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Demi Moore is ending her marriage to fellow actor Ashton Kutcher, she told The Associated Press Thursday.
Moore, 49, and Kutcher, 33, were wed in September 2005.

The couple’s relationship became tabloid fodder in recent months as rumors swirled about Kutcher’s alleged infidelity.

“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,” according to her statement to the AP.

“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,” Kutcher tweeted Thursday.

The pair frequently used Twitter to communicate with each other as millions of fans followed along — even amid rumors of Kutcher’s infidelity. The day before their sixth wedding anniversary, Moore ominously quoted philosopher Epictetus: “When we are offended at any man’s fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.”

Moore and Kutcher created the DNA Foundation, also known as the Demi and Ashton Foundation, in 2010 to combat the organized sexual exploitation of girls around the globe. They later lent their support to the United Nations’ efforts to fight human trafficking, a scourge the international organization estimates affects about 2.5 million people worldwide.

Moore was previously married to actor Bruce Willis for 13 years. They had three daughters together — Rumer, Scout and Tallulah Belle — before divorcing in 2000. Willis later married model-actress Emma Heming in an intimate 2009 ceremony at his home in Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands that attended by their children, as well as Moore and Kutcher.

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Comments (9)
  1. Rankin1 says:

    She is too old for HughnHefner and Jerry BUss, the actor shouds be dating 18-23, casaey anthony would be a good choice.

  2. bounce says:

    Good for her, Kutcher is a jerk.

  3. Richard B says:

    She cheated on Bruce, now she got cheated on. What comes around goes around. Karma is a mutha’…

    1. rich says:

      no kidding anyone ever ask why they named their daughter RUMER? because RUMOR was she was not bruces so she is kinda full of it giving ashton junk over his mess ups

  4. James Berry says:

    Gee whiz, who coulda seen this happening? Still, if she needs a shoulder to cry on, I’ll gentelmanly offer mine.

  5. Lizza Ronna says:

    Sister is old she needs to find herself a man close to her age. Boy toy won’d work anymore..

  6. Ronnie Blakeley says:

    So ol’ Ash couldn’t keep the wiener in Demi’s buns, eh? He’s too young, she’s too old? Ah, the straying younger husband…all you “Housewives of (insert sleazy town)” better watch out…your young dudes are doing the same to you…

  7. Michael J. McDermott says:

    I still can’t even believe it.

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