Now that we know the alleged who, where, and WHOA behind the divorce of Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore, the next logical question is... how much?
When you’re a powerful Hollywood couple, one half of which has been making movies for three decades, buzz around the Internets naturally revolves around who stands to gain from the emotional loss.
Believe it or not, 33-year-old Ashton’s leading role on Two and a Half Men, which nets him nearly $700,000 an episode, has put him ahead of his 49-year-old soon-to-be ex-wife in the earnings game, reports E! Online.
“Ashton has great earning potential from here on out,” explains Forbes mag's Dorothy Pomerantz to E!. “Demi Moore does not.”
And it’s not just Charlie Sheen’s old show that has him counting his ducats: Forbes estimates an additional $2 million from movies and $1 million from restaurants, not to mention the $1 million in residuals he’s raking in from his bell-bottomed antics on That ‘70s Show.
And while Demi isn’t doing too bad for herself — residuals from movies, an Ann Taylor endorsement deal — her estimated $5 million for this year is nowhere near the $7 million Ashton has made from Men alone. And if it’s syndicated, his bank account will explode.
So can we expect a financial resurgence for the actress (last seen in Margin Call) via a mega blockbuster hit or a show of her own? Pomerantz isn’t too optimistic, making us swallow that age-old Hollywood pill: “[I]t’s hard for women at her age... there’s just no way around that.”
What do you think? Can Demi make a comeback?
Source: E! Online