The news comes just six weeks after the couple were rocked by allegations Ashton had an affair blonde beauty Sara Leal on the night of their sixth anniversary.
In a statement released yesterday, the 49-year old actress confirmed she is to file for divorce from the Two and a Half Men star, and asked for ‘compassion and privacy,’ while she deals with the split.
‘It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton,’ Moore’s official statement read.
‘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.’
Shortly afterwards, Kutcher, who has recently handed control of his Twitter account over to management, Tweeted: ‘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."
Last month the couple were spotted attending a Kabblah camp at Cachuma Lake in Santa Barbara, where it’s rumoured the troubled twosome were engaged in last-ditch talks to save their marriage.
But it seems it wasn't to be.
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