Making a statement on the matter released on Thursday (November 17), the actress and face of Ann Taylor told, “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 49-year-old actress added.
Meanwhile, 33-year-old Ashton later released his own statement, which read, “I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi,” he writes. “Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail. Love and Light, AK.”
Moore and Kutcher spent six years married to one another, with the rift occurring after scandalous rumors of an anniversary weekend hotel threesome including Ashton and two other ladies emerged last month.