Hollywood Divorce Sparks $10 Million Battle

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher have been tabloid fodder for years now, and yet it seems they are still making waves in the media, this time for their forthcoming divorce.  While Moore and Kutcher first announced their split in 2011, they are not yet divorced.

Their divorce filing cited “irreconcilable differences” and Moore was originally seeking spousal support and for Kutcher to pay her legal fees.  Although Moore is wealthier than her younger, less-established spouse, Moore is also seeking payment for projects that they worked on together that have continued since their separation.

This week, it has been revealed that Kutcher and Moore are tied up in a battle over $10 million — 50% share of one investment Kutcher made in 2010, while they were married, that Moore feels entitled to.

The A-Grade investment fund, of which Kutcher owns 20%, has been valued at $100 million, making his share $20 million.  According to Moore, her share should be $10 million.  A TMZ source reports that Kutcher has agreed to pay some amount in order to finalize their divorce, but he is not agreeing to all of her demands.

This is not Moore’s first divorce.  She was also awarded a large amount of money in her divorce from Bruce Willis in 2000, and was recently awarded even more money from this divorce.

Their decision to divorce, like all decisions to divorce, was not an easy one.  In Kutcher’s announcement of their divorce on Twitter, he tweeted, “Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail.”  Similarly, in a statement, Moore said, “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 valued and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.”

Hopefully they will soon come to a financial agreement so that they can both do just that.