Demi Moore not ready to let Ashton Kutcher go so easily; demands $10 million from Ex-hubby
They used to be a couple in love; a relationship where age was never a trouble. But, it isn’t so lovey-dovey post their spilt. Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are battling it out in the courts over the settlement amount Kutcher should pay to ex-wife Demi.
An insider close to the couple disclosed to US website TMZ.com that the 50 year old actress is adamant to secure from the Two and a Half Men star what she thinks is rightfully her property. She is demanding a share even in the millions Kutcher earned after his split from Demi. The insider said, “Demi Moore has been like a heat-seeking missile… squarely aimed at the bank of Ashton Kutcher.”
Demi Moore is reportedly seeking an enormous spousal support from ex-husband. Kutcher is ready to pay her spousal support to dissolve the marriage. However, he disagrees on the point of giving her a share in what he has earned after the separation. The insider said “Ashton made a lot of money after they were married, but he doesn’t believe he owes her as much as she is asking for.”
The bone of contention in the divorce battle is actually an online business set up by Ashton Kutcher. This start-up investment firm A-Grade is a partnership with singer Madonna’s manager Guy Oseary and billionaire Ron Burkle. The actor has a 20% stake in the company which is worth $US 20 million. The company is doing well and Kutcher is stated to have earned a hefty profit from the business.
Demi Moore believes that she is entitled to a share in the substantial earnings of this business venture; half his share which is $10 million. The problem is the business was set up after the split and so it is unlikely that she would receive a share in it. Additionally, an insider told TMZ.com that Demi wants Ashton to pay $25 million to cover up renovation costs on her New York apartment in the ritzy San Remo building.
The demand by the Ghost actress has surprised everyone given the fact that Demi has more money in her bank than her ex-husband. The former’s assets are estimated at $150 million. This is $10million more than Kutcher whose assets are estimated at $140 million. Besides, she has just collected $15 million from ex-husband Bruce Willis in relation to their divorce agreement concluded in 2000. She was entitled to $90 as spousal support from Bruce Willis and the $15 million is a pending payment.
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher were married for six years. The couple decided to separate after Ashton Kutcher cheated on his wife on their wedding anniversary. They spilt almost one and a half year ago but Demi Moore only filed for divorce in March. According to the divorce documents, the reason for the spilt is stated as “Irreconcilable differences” and the date of the spilt is mentioned as November 17, 2011.
Ashton Kutcher is currently dating Friends With Benefits star Mila Kunis. The settlement is expected to be concluded by early next month states a source. TMZ.com stated that if the divorce is not sorted out soon “It’s virtually certain a judge would reject Demi’s spousal support claims.”