Following the miscarriage, Demi and Ashton tried in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for several years after without success.
And looking back, the No Strings Attached actor—who now shares daughter Wyatt, 8 and son, Dimitri, 6 with wife Mila Kunis—confessed he would have loved to have a child with Demi.
“I love kids,” he continued. “I wouldn’t have gotten married to a woman that had three kids if I didn’t love kids. The idea of having another kid would have been incredible.”
Ashton noted that he has adopted the mentality that, “for whatever reason, I had to have that experience.”
Ultimately, the pair separated in 2011 and finalized their divorce two years later. As he recalls, the highly-publicized split left an impact on the Your Place or Mine star.
“Nothing makes you feel like a failure like divorce,” Ashton added. “Divorce feels like a wholesale f–king failure. You failed at marriage.”
Demi, 60, previously opened up about miscarrying at six months when she and Ashton were dating, in her 2019 memoir, Inside Out. According to The New York Times, she was pregnant with a baby girl and chose the name Chaplin Ray. In the book, she also reflected on her state of mind during the divorce from Ashton.
“Part of my life was clearly unraveling,” the Half Light told the outlet at the time. “I had no career. No relationship.”