Ashton, 41, told Marc Marcon during the latest WTF podcast episode that even though he and Demi, 57 “don’t hang out” despite their good terms, he does make a “conscious effort” to keep in touch with the actress’ daughters, Rumer, 31, Scout, 28, and Tallulah Willis, 26.
Demi and Ashton were together for eight years, and the three girls were very young when they came into his life in 2003. “Tallulah was eight or nine, she was the youngest. Rumer was 12 or 13 when we first started dating,” he recalled, and noted that her daughters were still young they called it quits. “When we were getting divorced, Tallulah was graduating high school.”
Since the That 70’s Show actor was a huge part of their lives growing up, he said that he won’t stop loving them. “I was helping raise teenage girls through their adolescence.”
“I love them,” Ashton gushed. “I’m never going to stop loving them and respecting them and honoring them and rooting for them to be successful in whatever they are pursuing.” He noted that since he isn’t the girls’ father, he wouldn’t force them to stay in touch with him.
“I think you try…but at the same time I am not their father. I was never trying to be their father. I always had respect and honored Bruce Willis, and I think he’s a brilliant human being and a wonderful man,” the Two And A Half Men actor explained. “If they don’t want an engagement with me, I’m not going to force it upon them. But they all do and it’s great.”
In September 2019, the A Few Good Men actress revealed many intimate details of their relationship in her bombshell memoir, Inside Out. In the tell-all book, Demi alleged infidelity and threesomes during their relationship. She also claimed she had a miscarriage while with Ashton. The couple started dating in 2003 and married in 2005. After an affair the Ranch actor had in 2010, Demi filed for divorce the following year. The actors were officially divorced in 2013.
While promoting her book, Demi noted that things were “friendly” between her and Ashton, and also mentioned that the former couple does not get together. “We have some things that overlap. It’s friendly. But we’re not…hanging out,” she previously told Wall Street Journal Magazine.