Hollywood CA - The Hollywood set are reeling after confirmation that Ashton and Demi are indeed splitting. For weeks the buzz has been that explosive pictures had caused a rift between the Harold and Maude style couple.
An insider has reported the photos in question were found by Demi secreted away in Ashton's Nintendo games box. They are described as being pornographic and depict Demi's 18 year old daughter - and Ashton's step-daughter - Rumer, in various raunchy poses.
Tongues started wagging almost a month ago when Demi, Ashton and Rumer turned out to cheer on Bruce Willis as he unveiled his Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame. An onlooker had remarked, "Ashton seemed to be furtively stroking Rumer in places a dad don't go, are you with me?".
Commentators are likening this situation to the Woody Allen and Soon Yi scandal of the 90's but a close friend of Ashton's is quick to counter that circumstances here are very different on many levels. The friend says, "Ashton is a young good-looking guy with an old ugly wife. Of course he is going to wander and Rumer is right there in front of him. Even though she is ugly like her mom, at least she is young - but not like a 12 year old refugee or something".
When asked to comment Bruce Willis said, "I support Ashton and Rumer totally. Demi needs to move on with her life and think about the kids before herself".