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. Guest

    Isn't it sad that he's getting rid of her now that he has used her up and stretched her out and no one will want her any more.

    November 18, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • turtlemom

      Oh, I doubt he stretched her out... have you seen how skinny his limbs are....?

      November 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Portland tony

    Certainly is sad news for some one. Ya see most everyone who gets to be 33 years of age also gets to be a much wiser 49.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel


    November 18, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    He's been doing this for a while; Demi finally had enough.
    The first time would have been the last time for me.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  5. turtlemom

    Why do we ever expect insecure, attention-seeking, narcissists to stay together? We should be shocked when they do.

    November 18, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. shannon

    Lord, look at all the comments!!!! So, so many, and all having to do with the fact that Demi Moore is 16 yrs older than Ashton! Where's one blog and comment site discussing the "average" age difference between George Clooney and about, say, his last six girlfriends (and I do mean girl). Close to 18 years his junior. What, no reaction? No concern or snide remarks? Just not interesting is it?? Personally, I have never been fond of Demi Moore as an actress, and certainly find Ashton Kutcher to be at least juvenile in his behavior (good Nikon ads, though). Have no idea what their relationship was like, but do assume that six years is a relationship. Regardless, the good old double standard in intact and not to be messed with. Same old S. 18 yrs. older than your girlfriend(s)? no comment or interest. 16 yrs. older than your husband or boyfriend? She has her nerve! Ashton's the one who should be 50 and Demi's the one who should be 33. Swear to God, there wouldn 't be a peep.

    November 19, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      I'm confused...who are you advocating here? dirty old men or dirty old women or dirty young people who sleep with the elderly?

      November 19, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    not me at 2:27 am, again thats jazzz/mary! time to grow up mary.

    November 19, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. elena

    ...I thought this was going to be about the Cougar Town cast commenting on celebrity breakups. Low blow, CNN. Low blow.

    November 19, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maglen

    The only thing I can say is she can be his mother, seriusly she is a such a selfish just thinking in herself. He has the righ to have a real family, his own kids and a young partner. Demmi already livedher life so he has plenty options to move forward, she definitely is not a mature person since She tough he was going to be with her forever!!

    November 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      @Maglen...sounds to me like you're a bit upset he chose her instead of you.

      November 20, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  10. enfuego


    November 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Zannetti

    Well, they will work it all out. And perhaps he can have his own family. After all, he has been there through thick and thin with her family for support.

    November 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim

    I hear Demi wants money from Ashton despite the fact that she was the one who insisted on a prenuptial agreement.

    So first she robbed the cradle and now she is taking candy from a baby. Wow.

    November 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mima

    Hmmm...Ashton knew what he was getting into. A cheater is a cheater no matter what age. He should have acted like an adult and talked to her instead of going behind her back and having an affair. Demi after all has been faithful, older or not she still looks great. I wish her the best in life and as for the ladies interested in Ashton once a cheat always a cheat.

    November 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Hugh Jorgan

    I love Demi, but she's known this day was comin.. Time catches up with everyone.. even her.

    November 19, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sandy stubblefield

    48 isn't old and those of you who think it is wait your time will come.. They were in love sadly for demi she still is and Ashton isn't. I pray she can move on quickly and find a man deserving of her. I pray Ashton grows up soon. Sandy

    November 19, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
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