Demi Moore files for divorce from Ashton Kutcher after six years of marriage
() - November 20, 2011 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines - *Moore confirms split by releasing statement two months after allegations Kutcher cheated on her.

*Hints at his infidelity saying she is moving on because 'there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred'.

*Kutcher tweets he will always 'cherish' the time he spent with Demi and that marriage is 'the most difficult thing in the world'.

*Couple still following each other on Twitter and Demi's handle remains @mrskutcher.

Demi Moore has announced she is ending her six- year marriage to Ashton Kutcher.

The 49-year-old actress said in a statement yesterday 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 humiliation because of his alleged infidelity.

Moore and Kutcher 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.

She claimed Kutcher told her he was separated from Demi.

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.

In the weeks that followed, Demi appeared to be suffering under the strain of her marriage breakdown, becoming gaunt and scarily skinny - reportedly dropping down to just 98lb which, given her height of 5ft 5in, is considerably underweight.

The Leal affair was not the first time Kutcher has been accused of being unfaithful to Demi.

Kutcher was first accused of infidelity in September last year, when Brittney Jones, 21, said she had sex with the actor at the Beverly Hills home he once shared with his wife while she was away.

Moore, who was previously married to Bruce Willis, started dating Kutcher in 2003. They married two years later.

For Ashton - who is 16 years Demi's junior - Moore was his first wife. He previously had relationships with the late Brittany Murphy and Mad Men's January Jones. (FREEMAN)

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