Demi Moore has announced she will divorce Ashton Kutcher after six years of marriage. The 49-year-old issued a statement to confirm the split after recent reports of Ashton's infidelity.

She said in a statement: "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. 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. This is a trying time for me and my family, and so I would ask for the same compassion and privacy that you would give to anyone going through a similar situation."

The Two and a Half Men star has since tweeted: "I will forever cherish the time I spent with Demi. Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail. Love and Light."

Demi has three children to Bruce Willis whom she was previously married to for 13 years.