Ashton Kutcher has something to be thankful for this week -- his divorce from Demi Moore was just finalized ... TMZ has learned.
The docs were filed Tuesday afternoon by disso-queen Laura Wasser on Kutcher's behalf, ending the marriage that began in 2005. The two had separated in 2011.
The reason it took so long for the saga to finally end (Ashton initially filed for divorce in Dec. 2012) -- is because they were squabbling over money.
As we first reported, Demi wanted spousal support even though she's worth way more than Ashton. Our sources say she backed off that claim.
We're told ... they ultimately reached a financial settlement and Ashton gave Demi somewhat more than he had to, but at least it's finally over ... and now he can focus on getting hitched to Mila Kunis (if he wants).
NO SPOUSAL SUPPORT
10/31/2013 9:24 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have settled their protracted divorce beef ... and sources connected to Demi concede ... she will NOT be getting any spousal support from her soon-to-be-ex.
The divorce is being handled by various lawyers, coast-to-coast. Our New York sources tell TMZ ... Demi tried to get spousal support on grounds Ashton cheated on her. She finally realized, IT DOESN'T MATTER. The divorce is in California -- a no fault state -- and even if your husband bangs another chick, it doesn't entitle you to spousal support. So our Demi sources say she finally backed off.
As for the division of property ... we're told Ashton was "a little more generous than he had to be," but they basically split the stuff they acquired during the marriage. Demi didn't do nearly as well as she did when she divorced Bruce Willis. Fact is ... Ashton had just started his gig on "Two and a Half Men" when they separated, and he wasn't making the big bucks he's pulling in now.
FYI ... our sources say aside from cheating, she was pissed because she felt Ashton was hiding some of his tech businesses from her and she wanted a piece. In the end, we're told they are both satisfied with the settlement.
Demi and Ashton
9/10/2013 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore made a huge statement about their contentious divorce last night ... walking together and talking to each other after landing at Burbank Airport.
The former couple both showed up at the same tech conference in San Jose, CA. That seemed like a coincidence but the surprise was that they flew back on the same plane and seemed cordial, if not friendly.
As TMZ previously reported ... one of the big hang-ups in the divorce is that Demi wanted spousal support from Ashton, and a lot of it. The photog asked about spousal support but missed the much bigger point -- they were together, which makes it feel like they're headed for a settlement.
Ashton to Demi
Keep Your Trap Shut
About My Biz ... or Else
5/31/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher is no fool ... he's willing to give his forever-estranged wife Demi Moore all of the financial records of the technology business he started AFTER they split ... but only if she signs a confidentiality agreement.
As TMZ first reported ... the former couple's divorce is being bogged down by various financial demands Demi is making. Demi -- who's worth a lot more than Ashton -- wants, among other things, a piece of A-Grade Investments, a company Ashton founded with mogul Ron Burkle.
Sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... Ashton is scoffing at Demi's claim, since he founded the company -- which invests in tech start-ups -- AFTER he split with her.
But we've learned Ashton's willing to let Demi and her lawyers look at the financial records of A-Grade, but only if she signs a confidentiality agreement. She signed it, and it's now been filed with the court.
Short story -- the money fight continues.
Demi to Ashton
What's Mine is Mine ...
What's Yours Is Mine!
5/16/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Moore has been like a heat-seeking missile ... squarely aimed at the bank of Ashton Kutcher ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.
Our sources say Demi -- who ironically is richer than Ashton -- has demanded spousal support from Ashton. It's particularly surprising because we're told Demi recently got around $15 million belatedly from ex-hubby Bruce Willis in connection with their divorce. If the case doesn't settle it's virtually certain a judge would reject Demi's spousal support claim.
Sources say Demi wants Ashton to help pay for the renovations to her New York apartment ... something he's unwilling to do. BTW ... we're told the apartment (in the ritzy San Remo building) is worth somewhere between $25 mil and $40 mil!
There are other sticking points. We're told Demi is upset because Ashton got involved in an online business and she feels entitled to part of it. Problem is ... he got involved AFTER they split, so it's almost certainly his separate property.
Our sources say Ashton is willing to give Demi something to end the battle ... the question is how much? Demi scored big in her divorce from Bruce Willis -- getting a reported $90 million. Her net worth is estimated at $150 million. Ashton's reportedly $10 million behind her.
In the end, our sources say Demi is backing off a bunch of her demands and the case could settle as early as next month.
You Were a Crappy Husband
And Now You'll Pay
3/8/2013 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Moore may be rich and famous, but she's no different from millions of scorned wives seeking revenge -- and that's why she wants spousal support from Ashton Kutcher ... despite the fact that she's richer than him.
There is no way a judge would ever give Demi spousal support. Short story ... she doesn't need it and she won't get it. A source close to Demi tells us ... she was "really hurt" by Ashton, whom the source called a "bad husband." The source would not use the word revenge, but the sentiment was clearly there.
That said ... multiple sources connected with the former couple tell us ... Demi and Ashton are in the midst of negotiating a financial settlement, and her lawyer knows the more Demi asks for, the better she'll do in the end.
We're told they're actually pretty close to striking a deal -- and it WON'T involve spousal support.
Demands Spousal Support
3/7/2013 9:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Moore has filed legal docs responding to Ashton Kutcher's divorce petition ... and get this -- she wants spousal support and she's worth WAAAAY more than him.
Sources connected with Demi tell TMZ ... "She's got money up the wazoo" and has untold millions more than Ashton. He's not asking her for spousal support, so it's surprising she's going for it.
What's more ... she wants Ashton to pay HER attorney's fees.
Although there are reports that settlement negotiations have broken down, we're told it's not true -- both sides are negotiating and they expect a quick resolution.
It's almost out of the question Ashton will have to pay Demi spousal support -- a judge certainly would never order it.
One thing they both agree on -- they both checked the box citing irreconcilable differences.
Corny Xmas w/ Mila Kunis
12/24/2012 7:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher is gettin' super serious with Mila Kunis ... or so it seems ... 'cause just days after he filed for divorce from Demi Moore, he took Mila to spend Xmas with his fam ... in Iowa.
Ashton and Mila were spotted in Kutcher's home town of Cedar Rapids this weekend, munching down on some Fro Yo at a local shop ... this according to People.com.
The timing is interesting -- considering the actor JUST filed his divorce papers last week, more than a year after he and Demi split up. It appears Ashton's trying to clear the decks for his newer, younger, more exciting relationship.
Next stop -- Mila's home town in the Ukraine? Probably not ...
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher
Divorce Hang Up Is
12/23/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher don’t have kids to argue over so money has become the default source of conflict ... ironic since both of them are loaded.
Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... the sticking point in the divorce has been that Demi wanted the same type of settlement from Ashton that she got from Bruce Willis. We do not know the details of the Willis-Moore settlement, but sources tell us she scored big time.
Demi is FAR richer than Ashton -- the value of her New York Apartment alone is around $25 mil.
As TMZ first reported, Ashton waited for more than a year before filing for divorce Friday because he wanted to give Demi the dignity of doing it first ... but she never pulled the trigger. Other sources say Demi was waiting for a financial resolution.
What’s curious is that filing for divorce earlier would have made more sense ... because they still have to wait six months before the divorce is final.
I Wanted a Divorce
From the Day I Left Him
12/22/2012 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Demi Moore planned to divorce Ashton Kutcher from the day she left him in November, 2011 ... sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ.
As we first reported ... Ashton wanted to give Demi the chance to file herself -- a whole dignity thing since he's the one who was allegedly cheating on her -- but he finally got tired of waiting after a year and filed for divorce Friday.
But our sources say Demi was not stalling ... there was something going on with some sort of financial issues between the two of them that prevented her from filing ... something she was trying to resolve. We're told Demi never wavered in her resolve to get unhitched.
One final thing. Our sources say Demi is "genuinely happy" now and has no regrets about moving on.
Files for Divorce
12/21/2012 1:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher has finally pulled the trigger, filing for divorce from Demi Moore ... over a year after the couple split up ... and now we know why he waited.
34-year-old Ashton filed the docs today in L.A. County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences. He uses his full legal name 'Christopher A. Kutcher.'
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Ashton waited so long because he wanted to give Demi the chance to file first ... it was a whole dignity thing. After a year ... when Demi showed no signs of making her move, Ashton finally did.
Ashton and 50-year-old Demi have no children together. They were married in September 2005 and separated in November 2011.
According to the docs, the property rights of Ashton and Demi will be worked out later.
Ashton and Demi split in the wake of cheating allegations involving Ashton and another woman. Ashton is currently dating his "That '70s Show" co-star Mila Kunis.
Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore
11/1/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have taken NO steps to end their marriage ... TMZ has learned.
Sources connected with the couple tell us ... neither Ashton nor Demi have given their lawyers any indication they want to file for divorce.
We're also told -- contrary to several reports -- Demi and Ashton are not haggling over money and who gets what. There have been NO discussions about dividing assets.
It's unclear why neither of them has gotten off the dime to end their marriage -- but they haven't.
Ashton and Demi separated in November, 2011. They were together as a married couple for 6 years.
Ashton's Alleged Mistress
I Didn't Torpedo His Marriage!
11/24/2011 10:08 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sara Leal -- the 22-year-old blonde who allegedly slept with Ashton Kutcher this summer -- insists she isn't responsible for the actor's crumbling marriage to Demi Moore ... telling TMZ, she was just a "bump in the road."
Sara tells us, Ashton and Demi were having problems long before she came along -- but was she the straw that broke the camel's back?