Overheard on CNN.com: Cougartown roars over celebrity split
Demi Moore said she plans to divorce Ashton Kutcher. The couple began dating in 2003 and married in 2005.
November 18th, 2011
02:51 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: Cougartown roars over celebrity split

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"Their marriage lasted six years longer than Kim Kardashian's."
- trankwill

So Demi Moore is planning to divorce Ashton Kutcher "with great sadness and a heavy heart." The marriage between Moore, 49, and Kutcher, 33, attracted a lot of attention because of the couple's age difference. Today is truly a sad day in Cougartown, and commenters are busy debating what it all means and sharing their experiences with similar relationships.

Demi Moore says she is divorcing Kutcher

Commenters picked sides in some cases. A lot of them rooted for Moore. mikelayai said, "Good move, Demi. This guy is such an obnoxious loser. I don't know how you put up with him for six years."

Others said Kutcher realizes he has plenty of other options. Kevininvanco said, "Can you blame Ashton? Demi looks like a senior citizen compared to some of the up-and-coming young girls that Ashton works with."

Some turned to the age-old cougars debate for answers. "This is the logical conclusion in this story," Benny Blanco said. " 'Cougars' want cubs. Cubs will grow up and want a cub too. Try not to act so surprised, ladies."

"It makes me laugh at these 20 somethings that think [Moore] is old," wfrobinette said. "Your life will fly by so fast you be in your 40's before you know what hit you. That is if you are lucky enough to do so."

xdougx and others put themselves in Kutcher's shoes. "I dated an older woman. It's all good when it's just about sex. As soon as she starts pushing for a relationship, take my advice and get the heck out of there."

But siracco said, "I have to congratulate Demi for sticking to her values. Many Hollywood wives have had to compromise theirs to hold on to their man."

Many said they have low expectations for celebrity marriages. chikumisra said, jokingly, "I just can't believe it.  This surely must be the first time a Hollywood couple is getting divorced.  They are typically known for their faith, fidelity, loyalty, stability.  I don't know what could have happened to cause this. "

And others, like Andre Guerrero, said the debate was "silly":

"Everyone here makes it seem like Ashton Kutcher is a baby and Demi Moore is a granny. He is in his 30s and she is in her 40s. Doesn't that put them both in the 'ADULT, I need to take responsibility for my actions,' category? Ashton and Demi lasted a really long time (marriage and dating) by today's standards. They are two people ending their marriage, either because one of them had an error in judgement or because they simply fell out of love. It has nothing to do with their age differences. People just change and want different things in life. Wanting change is manifested in their behavior, whether they realize it or not. Age is not an excuse for justify good/bad behavior."

LoudSilence said the institution of marriage is outdated. "We live in the USA. A country where people are free to live together unmarried or have sex with no attachment. Monogamy is no longer forced upon us. So why do people who cannot be monogamous get married promising to be faithful? People need to start being honest first with themselves then with others."

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  1. ldcantu

    I don't care what age you are no one deserves to be lied to and cheated on .period. everyone deserves to have a faithful spouse ... and a loyal companion for there life.

    November 21, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Timme62

      Unfortunatley if you want loyality in this day and age, your better off getting a dog.

      November 21, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Doofus

      Apparently she deserved it.....

      November 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • hemnebob

      sounds like she was in doubt with age differences being in the forefront of her mind. if she ignored the signs as well, one can only expect the shelf life to be very short. people seem to be critical of ashton but it takes two people to make or break a marriage. i don't feel it very fair that he bears the brunt if she was an enabler or challenger (posting pics of herself on facebook) as far as fidelity goes. we don't know what made or broke the marriage...if it was the cheating then ok, if not, it is none of our business anyways.

      November 22, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ldcantu

    A relationship is a relationship no matter what the specs are. I think that things could have been worked out . Ashton said marriage is hardest thing in the world .. Iand some times they fail ... I say marriage can be whatever you want it to be. It is a choice to be married and it is not for everyone. I don't think marriages just fail I think people fail to be a married person.

    November 21, 2011 at 6:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. phil

    Ashton got schooled on the business of entertainment and how to invest by a very successful Hollywood veteran under the guise of this relationship. He got what he wanted and moved on. He's'a user.

    November 21, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. MadCityBabe

    Ashton = Ick

    November 21, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. brathead

    Another Hollywood casualty.....I have always been a big fan of Ashton, I can't say that I like him as much now. if he wasn't happy in his marriage, he should have got a divorce before messing around. Demi will find someone else and I hope she has a major comeback with her movies that are going to me coming out next year. At 49 she is still smokin' hot!

    November 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eye8Demi

    Seriously, these two are only moderately talented actors.. this is the best press they can hope for

    November 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hemnebob

    i truly don't think any of us knows what was going on.
    we are all judging and yet we know nothing.
    too bad we can't just live our own lives and let them live theirs.

    November 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
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