After six years of marriage, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher will part ways. Reps for the actress have confirmed to EW that Moore has decided to end her marriage with the Two and a Half Men star, weeks after the couple became tabloid fodder following Kutcher’s alleged extramarital affairs.
Said Moore in a statement obtained by EW: “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.”
The couple made headlines when they began dating in 2003 for their 16-year age difference. (Kutcher is 33; Moore is 49.) Since tying the knot, the duo has founded the DNA Foundation, an organization that combats sexual slavery. Both Kutcher and Moore are also very active on Twitter, where they often posted fodder about their marriage and photos of one another. Moore’s Twitter handle is even @mrskutcher.
Kutcher already tweeted about the split: “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.”