Demi Moore drove Mila Kunis ‘crazy’ stalling on Ashton Kutcher divorce
By Bill Zwecker December 22, 2012 5:15PM
Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis were on the sidelines during the pregame before the Chicago Bears 21-13 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday December 16, 2012 . | Tom Cruze~Sun-Times
Updated: January 3, 2013 3:28PM
Apparently, it was Mila Kunis who played the biggest part in Ashton Kutcher’s decision to file for divorce Friday — more than a year after he and wife Demi Moore split.
A source close to Kunis told this column the actress has felt “she and Ashton are in limbo due to Demi dragging her feet … seeming unwilling to face facts that it was over and Ashton had moved on — and so should she.”
Kutcher had long tried to get Moore to file first, thinking it was “the gentlemanly thing to do.”
While Moore recently had been dating and seen appearing to be happily partying, her reluctance to finalize the divorce “was really driving Mila crazy,” said the source, who confirmed rumors that the actress and Kutcher are seriously talking about marriage themselves.
“They have such a strong relationship — originally built on a great friendship — which now has blossomed into a beautiful love affair,” added the Kunis friend.
† An intriguing aspect of Kutcher’s divorce filing: He requests no spousal support but does not seek to deny Moore such support — perhaps indicating a willingness to pay his estranged wife some serious cash to settle things for good.
† An added twist: Moore reportedly thinks that Kutcher and Kunis, his long-ago “That ’70s Show” co-star, had a few flings much earlier than anyone knew — possibly a year or so prior to them being seen dating.
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