Last week, Ashton Kutcher tweeted out a (since deleted) phone number and encouraged followers to “text me for the truth.”
Fans assumed Ashton’s “text me for the truth” tweet would garner a reply featuring his side of the Demi story. Instead, it texted back the actor and his wife, Mila Kunis’ reasons for believing Donald Trump should be impeached. That seeming redirect of public attention from Ashton’s role in Demi’s book to the state of the union probably came as no surprise to insiders close to the Two and a Half Men star and his wife.
“The unwanted attention has been hard to deal with. [Ashton and Mila] have no interest in being dragged into the spotlight or reliving the past. Ashton knew it was coming and he did have a heads up. But of course he would prefer not be brought into this,” a source tells E! News.
“Demi was always very private so it came as a surprise that she wanted to air all of her dirty laundry and have so much focus and attention on her personal life. Mila and Ashton are just riding out the media attention and know it will die down soon.”
In a recent interview with WSJ, Moore revealed that she had no intention of making anyone uncomfortable and that she hoped to speak to her ex-husbands, including Bruce Willis before the book was published.
“I’d definitely like to engage with them before it comes out,” she said. “I have a sensitivity to anything that might make them uncomfortable. I had no interest in anybody being a bad guy.”
As for Kutcher’s current marriage, Kunis is reportedly not worried about this new information coming to light.
“Mila is very supportive and understanding. It was a different time in Ashton’s life and feels like a lifetime ago for all of them,” the source explained. “They have moved on from all of that and have a completely different life now with their kids and family.”
Ashton and Demi married in 2005 and split in 2011 after eight years together. According to Demi’s memoir, she felt pressured by the attention placed on their 15-year age gap but she was also trying to experience her 20s vicariously through him, in a way, since hers had been so different, given her complicated childhood, past sexual abuse and intensely busy career.