Ashton Kutcher reflects on one of the toughest times in his public life – his 2011 split from his wife Demi Moore.
In a new interview with Esquire published on Tuesday, the actor recalled how his “life changed” when he began his relationship with Moore in 2003, amid a tabloid frenzy.
“I was twenty-six, taking responsibility for an eight-year-old, a ten-year-old, and a twelve-year-old,” he shared, referring to Moore’s adulthood. three daughters with her ex-husband Bruce Willis, Tallulah, Scout, and Rumer Willis, with whom Kutcher still maintains a relationship.
Kutcher and Moore eventually divorced in 2013, which Kutcher said made him feel like a “failure.”
“Nothing makes you feel like a failure like a divorce,” he said. “Divorce looks like a total fucking failure. You failed the marriage.
After that relationship, Kutcher dated his former “That ’70s Show” co-star Mila Kunis and they married in 2015. They have two children.
Kutcher told Esquire he was upset when the publication of Moore’s tell-all memoir in 2019 garnered renewed tabloid attention.
“I was f**king pissed,” he said. “I had finally arrived at a place where the press had really put me off, Mila, my life, and my family. And then the next day, (the paparazzi) are at my children’s school.
Nevertheless, Kutcher now has a lot to be grateful for. He stars in a new romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon, “Your Place or Mine”, next month on Netflix, which marks its return to the silver screen nearly nine years since her last starring role in a film.
He also recently appeared in the first episode of Netflix’s ‘That ’90s Show’ reboot, in which he again plays Kelso, the role that put him on the map in ‘That ’70s Show’, which aired on Fox from 1998 to 2006.