Even though they separated more than a year ago, Demi Moore was described as being “shocked” when her estranged hubby Ashton Kutcher filed for divorce last Friday, according to a new report. 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...A source close to the 34-year-old actor exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "Ashton was really excited about bringing Mila home to hang out with his family. He couldn't wait to get back to Iowa because people don't bother him there and said he was looking forward to chilling out." Mila is said to already be close with Ashton's family as they have known each other for 14 years since meeting on the set of the comedy series 'That 70s Show'.
The couple have already been spotted picking up a few last minute gifts in Bed Bath Beyond in Iowa since arriving in there in recent days. A member of staff told Celebuzz.com: "They were picking out gifts for his family. They bought robes, slippers and candles. It's really cold In Iowa right now, so I'm sure it will come in handy. They were inseparable and having such a good time in the store. Ashton had his arm around her and I even saw him rub her back." They were later spotted grocery shopping and bought a huge amount of food to "bring back to Ashton's family home."
(No offense but if someone in my family was worth over $140 million dollars I like to think I'd get something other than a robe or candle from Bed, Bath and Beyond)