Demi Moore is “really hurt” by Ashton Kutcher, TMZ reports. She has requested for her cheating ex to pay her spousal support and to cover her attorney fees for their divorce, they have reported. However, this doesn’t appear to be a case of one party not being able to afford the fees but rather Demi is acting on principle, after being hurt by Kutcher’s previous actions, back when they were together. Ashton notoriously cheated on Demi and after discovering his infidelity, Moore spiralled into personal disaster, after collapsing at a party at her own home and being forced to seek medical respite for some time.

TMZ suggest that Demi’s request for spousal support is verging on ludicrous, as the Hollywood star does not need it. Kutcher may be a “bad husband” but trying to exact revenge on him via the courts is most likely not going to work. However, Demi’s lawyer appears to have advised her that the more she starts off asking for, the more she is likely to end up getting. It looks as though the couple may be close to striking a deal and it doesn’t look as though she’s likely to get any spousal support, despite Ashton being the highest paid TV actor in the US, for his role in Three and a Half Men.

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Ashton Kutcher (pictured left, with new girlfriend Mila Kunis) "really hurt" estranged wife Demi Moore

The couple are in the midst of some pretty high profile negotiations and no doubt both parties are keen to get the matter resolved as quickly as possible. Especially Kutcher, as he has his blossoming relationship with Mila Kunis to think about.