As everyone on the planet knows by now, Demi Moore is finally leaving her (allegedly) serial cheating husband of six years, Ashton Kutcher.
The 49-year-old actress announced the split to The Associated Press Thursday, close to two months after Kutcher reportedly had a one-night stand with party girl Sara Leal. (There are also rumors he is the father of January Jones' baby.)
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton, Demi told The AP. 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.
An unnamed source told Us Weekly that Demi was holding up as well as can be expected, and was looking forward to the future.
She said [she] was going to change for the better, the source said. And [she said] that it was time for her to focus on herself again and her girls.
About Kutcher, Moore reportedly said, he has his thing, adding that she wanted to focus on her.
That all sounds wonderful, but first things first: What is @mrskutcher going to do about her Twitter handle? Will she change it, leave it alone, or back off from Twitter altogether?
Demi and Ashton were among the first celebrities to actively use Twitter for self-promotion -- until recently, they were something of a tweeting team. Since the scandal broke, @mrskutcher has significiantly quieted down, but @aplusk is still tweeting away. (Case in point: he tweeted a statement about their divorce within a nanosecond of Demi's announcement to The Associated Press.)
We at IBTimes have put our heads together and come up with a list of possible new Twitter handles for @mrskutcher.
In no particular order:
@mrskutcherLOL (to promote her upcoming movie, LOL)
Of course, to keep herself visible, Demi might not want to change her Twitter handle at all. She has over 4.2 million followers as @mrskutcher, and her followers will continue to see her tweets if she changes her handle -- no matter what she changes it to. But if she does change it, if anyone tweets at @mrskutcher, it will just go to space, said John Talty, our resident Twitter expert here at IBTimes.
But what about searches? People searching for Demi Moore will still see her verified Twitter account in the results, along with imposters. Those searching for @mrskutcher will likely find her eventually, but it will take some extra steps.
It does depend in part what she changes her account to, our tweetmaster said. @exmrskutcher would have a different impact than just @demimoore or some other account.
(As it happens, a Twitter vulture has already scooped up @exmrskutcher.)
In any event, we probably shouldn't expect @mrskutcher to go away anytime soon --- unless of course Demi deletes her account altogether, which isn't out of the question.
I think it's going to be there for a bit, Talty said. It's not like she can run away from the @mrskutcher Twitter handle, because others have it out there.