Demi Moore has announced she is ending her six year marriage to Ashton Kutcher.
The 49-year-old actress said in a statement today that she is filing for divorce with ‘great sadness and a heavy heart’.
Hinting at Kutcher’s infidelity, Demi 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’.
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, 33-year-old Ashton posted his own statement on Twitter.
He wrote: ‘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.’
The pair are still following each other on Twitter in wake of the announcement and Demi’s handle remains @mrskutcher – something she may now consider changing.
Despite their dignified statements, Demi is now gearing up to battle it out over their $290m fortune after enduring public humiliated because of his alleged infidelity.
Demi and Ashton wed in September 2005. The couple’s relationship hit the headlines in recent months as rumours swirled about Kutcher’s alleged infidelity.
The Two And A Half Men star allegedly shared a night of passion with party girl Sara Leal, 22, at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego.
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.
She claimed Kutcher told her he was separated from Demi before the Two And A Half Men star 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, 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.’
In the weeks after the story broke, 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.