Ashton Kutcher also said that although he loves children, bearing the responsibility of 3 young daughters as a 26-year-old dad at that time was overwhelming for him.
Ashton Kutcher is reflecting on his past high-profile marriage with Demi Moore. Moore tied the knot with 15 years younger Ashton Kutcher back in 2005. When their relationship became public in 2003, the 44-year-old Kutcher told Esquire, "The moment that information broke, my life changed." After the couple split in 2011 after eight years together including six of marriage, he said he felt like a failure when the divorce was finalized in 2013.
Ashton Kutcher recalls his six-year marriage to ex-wife Demi Moore: "My life changed." https://t.co/b87QMoLL6x— Good Morning America (@GMA) January 31, 2023
"Nothing makes you feel like a failure like divorce," Kutcher said. "Divorce feels like a wholesale f---ing failure. You failed at marriage." Speaking of his own involvement in the social-media circus surrounding their relationship he admitted, "It's stupid to complain about things that you're contributing to." At the time he had one of the first massively followed accounts on Twitter.
“Nothing makes you feel like a failure like divorce...you failed at marriage." https://t.co/OWYTYJZfUf— BuzzFeed Video (@BuzzFeedVideo) January 31, 2023
The actor also said that Kutcher became a stepdad to three young girls ( Rumer Willis, Scout Willis, and Tallulah Willis) at a very young age himself and he wasn't fully equipped to handle such a responsibility. "That's how some teen parents must experience their twenties," Kutcher said of being a 26-year-old "bearing the responsibility of an 8-year-old, a 10-year-old, and a 12-year-old." They were awesome then and they’re awesome now. But everything together was definitely “a lot,” according to the Your Place or Mine star.
Kutcher also addressed the late-term pregnancy loss Moore suffered while they were together. The Ranch alum, who shares two children with now-wife Mila Kunis said the experience was incredibly hard. "Losing a kid that you think you're going to have, and that close to thinking you're going to have a kid, is really, really painful," Kutcher shared. "Everyone deals with that in different ways."
"I love kids," he added. "I wouldn't have gotten married to a woman that had three kids if I didn't love kids. The idea of having another kid would have been incredible." But "for whatever reason, I had to have that experience," Kutcher said. Kutcher was also caught cheating on Moore which he admitted. “You own the sh*t you did wrong, and you go forward,” he said.
In her memoir Inside Out, she claimed Kutcher had a very insensitive approach to her self-worth and alcohol problems. Her pregnancy loss was also a painful time in her life. “I can’t even really bring fully to words how lost, empty, desperate, confused… I really lost sight of everything that was right in front of me, which was the family that I had,” Moore said of her feelings after losing the child, according to Good Morning America. She lost the baby at six months whom she would have named Chaplin Ray.
.@GMA EXCLUSIVE: “I can’t even really bring fully to words how lost, empty, desperate, confused. I really lost sight of everything that was in front of me.” @justdemi reflects on her Hollywood marriages and devastating miscarriage with @dianesawyer. https://t.co/XfiCga6CV7 pic.twitter.com/W16K3GMuu2— Good Morning America (@GMA) September 24, 2019
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