Moore released a statement to the Associated Press on Thursday explaining her decision.
“It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother and a wife there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.”
“This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation,” she said in her statement.
Kutcher expressed his feelings about the split via Twitter.
“I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi,” Kutcher tweeted Thursday. “Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail.”
Official divorce papers had not yet been filed as of Thursday according to the Los Angeles Superior Court as of Thursday.