The one thing that hurt Ashton Kutcher the most about his divorce

Hollywood relationships are notorious for having a short shelf life, but once upon a time, many believed Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore would be the endgame. Their romance was controversial from the start due to their 15-year age difference, but the pair’s age proved it’s just a number and it wasn’t a factor when it came to how they made their relationship work.

However, in 2011, six years into their marriage, they announced their separation. “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 (via People). “As a woman, mother and wife, there are certain values ​​and vows that are sacred to me and in that spirit I have chosen to move forward with my life. This is a difficult time for me and my family and so I ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation.” Kutcher also provided a brief statement in a since-deleted tweet and wrote, “I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the hardest things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail.”

Post-divorce, Moore spoke about how difficult it was for her when they split, while Kutcher mostly kept to himself. However, he once revealed that after the breakup, he made an effort to reflect on his actions in unconventional ways.

Ashton Kutcher went into self-imposed isolation

People deal with divorce in different ways, and in the case of Demi Moore, a source said it destroyed her confidence. “The split from Ashton was just a nightmare for her. It took her years to get over it,” they told People. “She had so much self-blame and resentment against herself after the breakup. She really had mental issues and didn’t take care of herself.” Meanwhile, Ashton Kutcher went to extreme lengths to deal with the breakup. On Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, he revealed that he overcame the breakup by going offline on his own and doing some self-reflection.

“I went to the mountains alone for a week. I went to the Big Sky in Montana and I didn’t eat or drink,” he explained. “I took away all my computers, my phone, everything from me. I was there alone so there was no talking and I only had a notepad and pen and water and tea for a week.” He added that he did tai chi and at one point started hallucinating.

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But perhaps one of the most important things he did during that time was try to fix things with his exes, not just Moore. “I wrote down every single relationship I’ve had where I felt like there was a grudge or something, and then I wrote letters to every single person and mailed the letters out on Day 7. I typed them all up and sent them off,” he recalled, describing the process was “almost like an AA exercise” because it helped “cleanse” his “palate space.”

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore get along well

Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore’s split may have been marred by controversy over reported cheating, but the two have found each other on good terms years later. However, Kutcher said they’re not “hanging out” anymore.

Appearing on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast, the Two and a Half Men star said he makes “a conscious effort to keep in touch with Moore’s children, Rumer, Scout, and Tallulah.” “I’ve helped raise teenage girls through their adolescence … I love them and I will never stop loving and respecting and honoring them and making sure they succeed in what they pursue,” Moore affirmed also that there is no more bad blood between them. “We have some things that overlap. It’s friendly. But we don’t… hang out,” she told WSJ magazine.

Even Kutcher’s current wife, Mila Kunis, and Moore seem friendly. They starred in a Super Bowl commercial in 2022, where they joked about having “a lot in common.” We suspect they do!