Days after your sixth wedding anniversary in September, when your husband allegedly cheated on you in Las Vegas, you posted a photo on twitter. It’s a self-portrait in bed with your eyes closed with the cryptic message 'I see through you'.
The reason I mention it is not because this is one of the last to be put up before the sensational allegations that he had cheated on you during a hedonistic night in a San Diego hotel room with a 23-year-old surfaced.
I bring this up because it is the first real picture I have seen of you with a hit of grey at your left temple. Welcome to the roaring forties Demi! You are after all only forty-nine. Why! Many of us (including me) are barely starting life as we know it at this age. And you have achieved so much.
World renown actress, mother with a supportive first husband and till recently lover of a toy-boy who most of us would have given our eye-teeth to be with. And you were one half of the first real tweet-ouple. Move over Liz & Shane, you were there first!
And you look fantastic! As a forty year old myself I truly believe it is possible to look even better at forty that what I did in my twenties. I would have preferred if this was au natural, but hey you are not the first or the last to go under the knife to keep her man! So I don’t hold that against you. A woman’s gotta do...
I have from afar envied the perfect life in tweets you have unfurled over the years. And am somewhat sorry that this phase has ended in such pain. But you gotta admit you had a good run here. And all through it you looked and still look fabulous.
Your (ex) husband on the other hand.... hmmm is it a coincidence that Ashton’s real colours emerged just as he has taken over the notorious C.H.A.R.L.I.E in Two and a Half Men. It’s no secret that the show itself has been vapid to say the least, lacking that certain je ne sais quoi. Then along come Ashton’s indiscretions followed by a breakup. Just what the show needs me thinks. The proverbial shot in the arm.... But that’s just cynical old me I guess.
As for you Demi, your last tweet made me cheer you on even more. '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' you said. And that’s what we women in our Forties are. We are part of the brave new interconnected online social world of tomorrow. But at heart our principles run deep. So chin up and I look forward to seeing you back on twitter on your next adventure very soon.