Last week the internet exploded over the news Demi Moore ended her six year marriage to her husband, Ashton Kutcher. For weeks and weeks the press tried to determine the status of their relationship, but only now can we be sure this Hollywood romance finally ran its course. Granted, this isn’t the first (nor will it be the last) celebrity marriage to end in disaster, but that doesn’t mean future couples can’t take preventative measures to make sure their relationship won’t end the same way. So based on Ashton and Demi’s slow decent into marital turmoil, I have taken it upon myself to come up with five warning signs that your marriage is headed for failure. If any of these five factors apply to your marriage, then I’d look into scheduling an emergency session with Dr. Phil ASAP.
Your One Night Stand Outs Your Affair To The Press
Ashton proved yet again that he’s allergic to monogamy after 22-year-old Sara Leal revealed to US Weekly she had an affair with the actor on the eve of his six-year wedding anniversary. While it was entirely possible Leal was just trying to get her 15 minutes of fame, the fact she was able to recount specific details of the night’s events caused quite a bit of speculation about the likelihood of the encounter's truth. And when Demi and Ashton both refused to comment on the allegations, it became obvious their marriage was heading for troubled waters. Let’s remember, this isn’t the first time Ashton was caught cheating (reports surfaced last year Ashton was having an affair with a 21-year-old girl, Brittney Jones, who also came clean to a tabloid magazine). I’m no expert, but I feel like wives don’t appreciate learning about their husband’s indiscretions in the privacy of their own home, let alone on the cover of a tabloid magazine. So word to the (un)wise – young girls will talk about their sexual encounters with movie stars whether they’re getting paid to or not. So smarten up or, like Ashton, you won’t even have a wife to cheat on.
Your Spouse Temporarily Un-follows You On Twitter
Twitter is a great way to communicate with the world, but it can also reveal quite a few intimate details about your personal life. So when Demi temporarily decided to stop following her husband on Twitter, speculation of their separation grew. In this day and age, the social media site allows you to stay in touch with your loved ones 24/7 and lets you know what they’re doing with themselves throughout the course of a day. So when you un-follow someone on Twitter, it suggests you no longer care about that person or how they spend their time. And I think all guys can agree if your wife no longer cares about keeping tabs on you, it’s a really bad sign and a major hint that the big D-word is on the horizon.
Moving Trucks Appear Outside Your House
Shortly after the whole Sara Leal confession came to light, a moving truck was spotted outside Ashton and Demi’s Santa Monica home. Now, moving trucks could easily mean one of two things -- either a couple is using one to move to a new location or someone’s about to find all their stuff piled up on the front lawn. But either way it means a change is about to occur and it might not necessarily be for the better. So if you’ve experienced a similar situation, you may want to start dividing up your stuff before your wife does it for you (and by that I mean, throw all your crap out the window and watching it divide into pieces).
You Lash Out At The Media For Spreading The Truth
What do most people do when they get caught in a lie? They lash out irrationally, which is exactly what Ashton did on his latest video on chime.in. When there were whispers of problems in his marriage, he basically blamed the media for the lack of truth and honesty in the information the press distributes, and claimed it’s up to the public to decide what to believe. While he seemed to be talking about media stories in general, you know he was secretly referring to the rumors involving his marriage. But the funny thing is, the media's "lies" turned out to be completely true, which disproved his assertion that the media consists of liars. So not only did this little chime.in tantrum make him look even more guilty, it made him look like a complete ass as well. I mean, after watching that video would you stay married to the guy?
Your Spouse Confirms To The World What We Already Know
It kind of goes without saying, but when your wife publicly announces to the Associated Press that your marriage is ending, it’s a pretty clear indicator a divorce is heading in your direction. Though the news didn’t come as much of a surprise, it was still nice to have one of them actually acknowledge the situation and put some closure on the matter. Of course, Demi didn't credit Ashton’s affair as the reason why she decided to leave him, but I think it’s pretty obvious at this point. If the thought was on her mind to begin with, this whole ordeal was the deciding factor – it’s too much of a coincidence to not be. So the lesson to be learned from all of this – cheating is bad, so don’t do it. Class dismissed!