She was 16 years older and had three teenage daughters, while he was a something actor in his professional and hunky prime who never seemed to have a girlfriend for very long up to that point. They ended up sticking it out for six years, then filing for divorce…but didn't finalize the split for two years. The age difference became a problem Getty Images Kutcher married Moore when he was 25, and sources close to the actor say that he didn't give himself enough time to grow up first.
Demi is very controlling. At the beginning of their relationship, Ashton would just follow her around. He got married young and, as crass as this sounds, never seemed to have his fill.
She was not the person Ashton fell in love with anymore. That would be like me meeting someone who already had three teenage kids, kind of going into that situation was crazy.
She claimed to Star via Hollywood Life to have slipped him her number, which led to texting, which led to meeting up in parking lots to go to his home for hookups — because they're classy. Moore and Kutcher both fiercely denied the allegations on Twitter via People. That allegation may not have stuck, but his alleged hookup with Sara Leal did. Leal told the Sun she and Kutcher hooked up in a hot tub in September — on his sixth anniversary with Moore.
We were having a good time. One thing led to another. He was good but it wasn't weird or perverted or creepy. I was attracted to him and he was attracted to me," she said. Leal also noted that Kutcher had told her he and Moore had separated before the illicit encounter. She echoed that to Us Weekly , insisting, "I'm a normal year-old girl, and I spent the night with someone who I thought was separated. And ever since, my life has been a mess. Well, paparazzi cameras caught them in car together.
Where there's smoke, there's usually fire. They may have had a one-sided open marriage Getty Images Perhaps Kutcher's wandering eye wasn't necessarily him cheating so much as taking advantage of his wife's Kabbalist beliefs. People reports that one belief in the Jewish mysticism states, "If a man strays for a brief fling, it does not mean that he doesn't love her.
He can have an affair yet still love and honor his wife. But things have always been a little off in their relationship, especially given their flexibility with each other toward other relationships," the source said. What people think of her and how she comes across is so important to her, so this is devastating. When he and Moore were together, he acted as a father figure to her daughters with Bruce Willis, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah, but the couple had no biological children of their own throughout their eight-year relationship.
Whether or not they tried having kids hasn't been reported, but Kutcher has made it clear since he's become a father that it's been a goal of his for some time — and he may have felt somewhat held back by acting as a stepdad and marrying an older woman who already raised kids.
Conversely, Moore may have felt that the motherhood stage of her life, at least in terms of diaper-changing, was behind her. A source told People at the time of the split, "He knows that with Demi he won't have kids, and he really wants kids. When he married Demi, he didn't realize it at the time. He didn't get it. She still loves Ashton but feels he went too far and disrespected her and their marriage in a way that can't be taken back…She wants to set an example for her daughters and this was just something she could not rationalize to them or to herself.
She really tried everything she could to forgive him and accept his apologies," the source continued. However, when they split, it was clear that money was a sticking point for the couple. It took them two years to finalize their divorce, with TMZ reporting that Moore thought Kutcher was hiding some of his tech investments from her.
Additionally, People reports that Moore believed Kutcher wouldn't have made nearly as much money if she didn't help him network. Her alleged substance abuse put a strain on the relationship Getty Images In early , an alarmingly thin Moore was hospitalized after allegedly abusing "whip-its" and smoking K2 at a party with daughter Rumer in tow.
It turned out to not be Moore's first rodeo with substance abuse, which sources claim hurt her marriage to Kutcher. Right before Demi and Ashton separated, Bruce went over to Demi's house to ask her to get help. He was worried about her and wanted her to get better. Many of her friends did the same thing, but she just wouldn't listen. Whatever counseling they did was fine for a quick fix but could not get to the heart of the problem. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail.