Demi Moore is keeping her options open with divorce papers of her own. According to The Associated Press on Thursday March 7, 2013, Moore filed divorce documents in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting spousal support and legal fees to be paid by Ashton Kutcher. Although Moore’s net worth far exceeds Kutcher’s, her reason for the request, after three months since Kutcher first filed for divorce, keeps her options open for asking for support at any time during the divorce proceedings.
Moore, 50, and Kutcher, 35, were married to each other for six years. Their separation began in November 2011, and Kutcher filed for divorce in December 2012. Moore may not be entitled to any spousal support, and is not yet seeking a declared amount, however, if she were not to file a response requesting support, she could effectively waive her rights to any alimony at all. Moore has not worked very much in the recent years, although Kutcher, one of the highest paid personalities on TV, earning $24 million annually for his role on the CBS hit series “Two and a Half Men”, filed for divorce after he joined the show. Among other endorsements and investments, Moore may very well be entitled to alimony and has, according to many, made a wise decision.
Moore and Kutcher seemed to have “the perfect marriage” and were often pictured together, almost inseparable. Moore’s children with first husband, Bruce Willis, appeared quite at ease with their stepdad, and Kutcher, himself, was very friendly with Willis, even inviting him on many family vacations. The discord between Moore and Kutcher became evident in 2011, when rumors began that Kutcher was dating a former co-worker, followed by rumors that he had cheated on Demi with a college student. Soon after their separation, Kutcher was dreadfully public with his dating habits, especially his romance with Mila Kunis, his cast-mate from “That ‘70s Show”. Moore, on the other hand, had not taken the break up well, and entered rehab for drug dependency. The tabloids were not kind to Moore at this time particularly, and publicized photos of her partying out of control, and pictured her depressed and dejected.
Today Moore appears strong, resilient, and frankly, merciless.