Star Ashton Kutcher filed for divorce from actress wife Demi Moore on Friday.
This is after more than a year of separation, according to court documents. Kutcher, 34, cited irreconcilable differences in divorce papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, adding that he is not seeking spousal support or denying support to Moore, 50.
Moore and Kutcher separated in November last year after six years of marriage, following a San Diego woman's admission that she had a brief affair with Kutcher, Reuters reported.
Kutcher hired high-powered celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, according to the initial filing. Entertainment website TMZ quoted sources as saying that Kutcher waited so long to file to give Moore a chance to file first. Apparently, he figured a year was long enough for her to save face.
Moore began dating Kutcher a few years after her split from actor husband Bruce Willis. Kutcher was a young star on the TV sitcom, That '70s Show, at the time. Their relationship became tabloid fodder due to their 16-year age gap. The couple married in September 2005.
They created the DNA Foundation, also known as the Demi and Ashton Foundation, in 2010 to combat the organised sexual exploitation of girls around the globe.
"It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton," Moore said in a statement at the time of their split.
"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," the statement said.
Indeed, both parties have appeared to move on, with Kutcher canoodling and travelling with long-time pal Mila Kunis while Moore reportedly had a thing going with the much younger Vito Schnabel.
Meanwhile, sources told the New York Daily News that Kunis finally wanted to see Kutcher make a move.
"They're very serious, so like any girlfriend she doesn't want him to be attached anymore," the source was quoted as saying. "Demi's been very upset about Mila because she's younger and she always suspected something was going on with them."
Moore became @justdemi on Twitter in May, ditching the @mrskutcher handle she'd worn so publicly and proudly.
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