Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have reportedly hit a snag in their divorce proceedings, and money is said to be to blame.
In year since announcing their split, Moore and Kutcher are still no further in divorce proceedings. In fact, as The Huffington Post notes, neither spouse has yet to even file for divorce, leading to speculation that their Kabbalah wedding was not an official ceremony.
The New York Post reports that the reason for the drawn out divorce proceedings is simpler — Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore can’t seem to settle out their money issues. As the star of Two and a Half Men, Kutcher is the highest-paid actor on television, making $24 million in the span of a year.
Demi Moore made much less, The Huffington Post noted, and Ashton doesn’t want to have to fork over a big chunk of his salary to his soon-to-be ex-wife. For a man who took the No. 1 spot on the Forbes list of highest paid television actors, Kutcher is seen as protecting his money both now and for the future.
Adding to the slowdown in the divorce proceedings is the fact that both Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore want to settle their divorce out of court.
The couple announced their plans to split in November 2011, following public allegations that Ashton Kutcher had a one-night stand with a 22-year-old woman on the couple’s sixth anniversary weekend. After the split, Ashton moved on with his new girlfriend, fellow That ’70s Show star Mila Kunis. Demi Moore, who is turning 50 this year, has reportedly felt slighted at how quickly her husband moved on and is jealous of his relationship with Mila.