Despite this, in just-released photos taken only two days after Kutcher filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court to formally end his marriage, the Ghost star appeared in good spirits as she shopped with a companion in Los Angeles Sunday.
Moore -- who’s endured a tough year, which included a stint in rehab and estrangement from her three daughters, Rumer, Tallulah and Scout -- had been hoping to quietly settle with her cheating husband and then file divorce papers, according to Wednesday’s edition of The New York Post. “Demi had hoped to negotiate a financial settlement quietly,” a source told PageSix, “and then file paperwork afterwards to show the matter had been settled.”
But, the source added, the negotiations got too bogged down and Kutcher -- TV’s highest- paid actor -- became frustrated and pulled the trigger earlier. “Demi was asking for so much money, and the negotiation was dragging on so long, that Kutcher got fed up and filed papers, which means their divorce negotiations will become more public.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported, in his split from 50-year-old Demi, Ashton, 34, cited irreconcilable differences in court docs as the reason for ending the six-year marriage.
Some legal experts speculate that Kutcher could have been motivated to file before the end-of-the-year for tax reasons.
Meanwhile, Kutcher been spending a lot of time romancing his former That ’70s Show co-star Mila Kunis, and the two are spending the holidays in Kutcher’s hometown of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.