Demi Moore Reminds Us We Don't Have to Take It

Ashton Kutcher and Demi MooreAn impending divorce is never something to celebrate, but I have to give Demi Moore a big "hell yeah!" for the way she's leaving Ashton Kutcher's sorry ass. Though I think I still have to refer to his "alleged" cheating ways, it's pretty clear he hasn't been an entirely devoted husband.

Demi made it abundantly clear in her official statement today that she's not going to stand by and watch it happen either: "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," she said.

It's pretty evident what she meant. No neutral words like, we just grew apart, or any b.s. like we usually get. And I love that it's specified that it's HER leaving him, and not some "mutally agreed upon decision" business. Good for her. It's good to see a woman who's not willing to stand by her man while her man walks all over her. Unfortunately, we see too few of them in the public eye.

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A source backed up the assumption that it was the whole Sara Leal scandal that made Demi leave, and told E!:

She found out about the whole thing when everyone else did and she was devastated. He initially lied about the girl. She felt like she just couldn't trust him.

That's not to say that infidelity is always a deal breaker in a marriage; plenty of times there are many complexities that feed into such a situation. But I'm also tired of seeing celebrity women deny, protect, and defend their men, while we all sit back wondering why doesn't she just leave him?

Ashton's statement today (made via Twitter, of course!) just made me think even less of him than I already did (which I didn't think was possible.) He said. "Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail."

One of the most difficult things in the world?  I'd put war, disease, and finding a cure for cancer up there, but marriage? I suppose if "difficult" means having to keep your pants zipped and be faithful to the woman you married, then yes. Marriage certainly takes work, but if you think it's that hard then it's probably for the best that it ends anyway. And wasn't he supposed to be taking a break from tweeting anyway?

I don't purport to know everything that went on in Ashton and Demi's relationship, nor anyone else's who decides to end a marriage.  I'm just glad to see for once a strong woman take charge of what appears to be a very messed up marriage and say enough. It sends a strong message to other women who may be in similar situations ... and one to the men in their lives as well.

Are you glad to see Demi put her foot down and divorce Ashton over his rumored infidelity?


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