Demi Moore sneaks in through the side door at GEMS Gala as she is said to be struggling to move on from Ashton Kutcher

Ashton who A healthier-looking Demi Moore dismisses claims she's 'struggling to cope' with split from Kutcher as she glows at charity gala

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09:01 GMT, 18 October 2012

It has been reported in recent weeks that she has been worrying friends amid claims she's 'struggling to cope' with split from Ashton Kutcher.

But on Wednesday night, Demi Moore single-handedly dismissed the reports as she attended a charity gala.

The 49-year-old actress glowed as she posed up for photographs inside the Girls Educational and Mentoring Services Benefit Gala in New York City.

Glowing: Demi Moore dismissed claims she is struggling to cope following her split from Ashton Kutcher as she attended a charity gala in New York on Wednesday night

Glowing: Demi Moore dismissed claims she is struggling to cope following her split from Ashton Kutcher as she attended a charity gala in New York on Wednesday night

Much better: Demi appeared to have gained some weight, and looked a lot healthier than she has at previous red carpet events

Much better: Demi appeared to have gained some weight, and looked a lot healthier than she has at previous red carpet events

Much better: Demi appeared to have gained some weight, and looked a lot healthier than she has at previous red carpet events

Demi also cut a much healthier figure than she has at previous red carpet events.

Despite having previously sparked
concern with her scarily skinny figure, Demi appeared to have gained
some weight, and showed off her new figure in a fitted patterned dress.

Earlier in the evening, Demi had
chosen not to walk the red carpet into the event, instead opting to head
inside via a side entrance.

Smiles all round: Demi posed up inside the event with Girls Educational and Mentoring Services founder Rachel Lloyd

Smiles all round: Demi posed up inside the event with Girls Educational and Mentoring Services founder Rachel Lloyd

However, once inside the event, Demi was happy to pose up for photographs, both alone and the charity director Rachel Lloyd.

Demi was there to help bring in
cash for GEMS – which was founded in 1998 while currently being the
largest service provider to commercially sexually exploited and
domestically trafficked girls in the United States.

The
event included the reading of excerpts from the memoir of Lloyd, read by stars including Jada Pinkett Smith, Natasha
Lyonne, and India Arie.

Avoiding the limelight: Demi took a side entrance into the Benefit Gala on Wednesday

Avoiding the limelight: Demi Moore took a side entrance into the GEMS Benefit Gala in New York City on Wednesday

It was claimed recently that Demi has
been finding it difficult to cope with news of estranged husband
Ashton's relationship with Mila Kunis.

Ashton, 34, has been stepping out
regularly with Esquire’s Sexiest Woman Alive and often putting on public
displays of affection.

After Ashton's indiscretions with a
woman in San Diego on their sixth wedding anniversary in 2001 were
exposed, Demi is said to be getting increasingly embarrassed by his antics.

A source told People magazine: ‘Her friends aren't convinced she's all better.’

Looks official! Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been regularly stepping out together in public

Looks official! Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have been regularly stepping out together in public

In
August Demi attended an 80s-themed birthday party for friend and
actress Soleil Moon Frye in which one partygoer described her as 'a little more subdued that she's been in the past.'

The magazine also reveals that as well as Moore, his friends were surprised by Kutcher's romance with Kunis.

A friend said: ‘I would have never believed Ashton could get serious this fast.

‘He
was so happy to get out from under the stagnant relationship with Demi
that he was overeager to play around and have fun. But it didn't take
long to bring him home again.’

Gallivanting ways: Kutcher and Moore announced their separation in 2011

Gallivanting ways: Kutcher and Moore announced their separation in 2011