Demi and the Cougars Whose Love Didn't Span the Ages
Demi Moore once led the pack as one of Hollywood’s most recognizable cougars, but after filing papers requesting spousal support from ex Ashton Kutcher this week, it's fair to say the actress is back on the prowl.
And Moore isn't the only cougar to have lost a cub.
“For cougar women who are in long-standing relationships, the hope is that the relationship has enough depth and breadth that it works, just as any seasoned marriage or committed relationship would as the years go by,” says Susan Shapiro Barash, author of "The Nine Phases of Marriage."
Beverly Hills-based psychotherapist Dr. Fran Walfish adds that not all relationships with age gaps are doomed.
“I think it is absolutely possible for some cougar relationships to work,” says Walfish. “Look at Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell to see an example of a good working cougar relationship," she says. "It takes two willing partners who have emotional maturity to give and take successfully in a relationship.”
So which Hollywood cougars weren't so lucky? Have a look: