They reportedly had an open marriage, however, according to reports at the time, Demi did not know about Ashton fooling around with the young women who eventually went to the press. He was outed as a cheater, the couple spent time in therapy and religious counsel and, after a protracted estrangement, eventually divorced.
Ashton quickly moved on to friend-of-years Mila Kunis, leading some to assume there was an overlap between when Ashton’s marriage ended and when he hooked up with Mila. However, National Enquirer sources say otherwise.
“Demi was crushed and felt betrayed,” said a source of his alleged affairs. However, Mila was never Ashton’s mistress during his marriage to Demi.
Adds the source, “Mila had nothing to do with Ashton and Demi Moore’s divorce because Ashton and Mila NEVER had any romantic involvement until after he was done with Demi.”
“When Mila met Ashton she was 14 years old. She was just a little girl and for many years Ashton was a big brother to her. As they got older, he became her best friend. Demi knew this going into the relationship,” the source continued.
“Ashton and Mila never saw this coming,” the source claims of the longtime friends. “They were best friends their whole lives. They came into fame together. Ashton helped Mila through the Macaulay Culkin breakup. He was always there for her.”
“This is the first time for either of them that a relationship has come out of a friendship,” the source added of the engaged couple who are expecting their first child together. “They feel that they are soul partners and that fate brought them together.”