Happily Married and Friendly With Past Loves, Demi's Star Shines

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Nov. 8, 2006 — -- With the celebrity breakups of Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe and now Britney Spears and Kevin Federline in the spotlight, Demi Moore stands out as a star who appears blissful in her marriage and family life.

Her current husband, Ashton Kutcher, is actually friends with her ex-husband, Bruce Willis. And Moore's career seems better than ever. She stars in "Bobby," the movie about the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy scheduled for release later this month.

Cat Deeley, "Good Morning America's" entertainment contributor, recently spoke with Moore about work, family and the pressures of Hollywood. Moore said she and Kutcher always try to spend time together. According to her, sometimes doing something low-key is better than any red-carpet event.

"We always make our time together a priority," she said. "Outside of the children, there is no one I'd rather spend time with. If I have free time, I want to be doing something with him. Even if it's doing nothing, even if it's just laying side by side reading."

Asked what the secret is to her so-called perfect divorce, Moore said she and Willis just try to put their children first.

"We really work as a team … and what you have as a couple are your issues, and not your children's," she said. "And I think perhaps being that I'm a product of divorce, where I felt a little bit like the pawn, I just never wanted to do that to my children."

After taking a sabbatical from Hollywood, Moore's extended family convinced her to star in 2003's "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," which featured her emerging from the sea in a barely-there bikini.

In "Bobby," Moore plays a 1960s lounge singer nearing the end of her career. The movie is directed by her longtime friend and ex-boyfriend Emilio Estevez. Moore says she has a lot of respect for him.

"We did 'St. Elmo's Fire' together, and I think he really has an ability to create," she said.

Though her home life and work life couldn't be better, Moore sometimes struggles with the pressure Hollywood puts on its leading ladies.

"I fall victim to pressures … to external the pressures," she said. "So the real effort is staying within myself and continuing to strive to be OK with who I am -- where I am now, because I'm not 20."

Moore would like to see all women have more confidence about their bodies and their abilities.

"We have to look at not trying to change the perceptions around us," she said. "We have to change first and foremost our belief in our self and what we're capable of."

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