Ashton Kutcher went to the woods and didn’t eat for a week after his divorce


Ashton Kutcher recently appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast, Armchair Expert. I know what you are thinking, “Dax Shepard has a podcast?” It was news to me too. I guess he and Kristen Bell wanted more chances to overshare.

We haven’t heard much from Ashton apart from his support, as a gun owner, of gun control. Ashton and Dax talked about the past and their diets. At one point during the conversation, Ashton described how he coped following his separation from ex-wife Demi Moore. According to Ashton, he wandered into the woods with nothing more that some tea, pen and paper for a week.

“Right after I got divorced, I went to the mountains for a week by myself,” he told Shepard, revealing he spent seven days in Big Sky, Montana.

“I did no food, no drink-just water and tea,” he continued. “I took all my computers away, my phone, my everything. I was there by myself, so there was no talking. I just had a notepad, a pen and water and tea-for a week.”

Kutcher admits he started to hallucinate a bit on day two, which led him to doing Tai Chi with his own energy, though he’s never had training in the martial arts practice before.
“I was just doing what came to me,” he laughed. “It was pretty wonderful.”

But aside from starving himself and hallucinating, Kutcher also decided it was time to close the chapter on all of his previous relationships.

“I wrote down every single relationship that I had where I felt like there was some grudge or some anything, regret, anything,” Kutcher explained. “And I wrote letters to every single person, and on day seven, I typed them all out and then sent them. I handwrote them all and then typed them out and sent them.”

He continued, “It was like an [Alcoholics Anonymous] exercise. I was like, ‘I’ve probably done some damage.’ So I just cleared palette.”

Essentially, Kutcher reveals that the those seven days were “really spiritual and kind of awesome.”

[From E News]

Boy, when he said he was lost after the divorce, he wasn’t kidding. I just didn’t realize he was being literal. Remember how, when promoting his investment in Airbnb, Ashton claimed he spent the year following his divorce staying in various Airbnbs because they were so welcoming? I guess that happened after his week in the woods hallucinating. Sure, if I was wandering around in the forest doing martial arts with my own starvation-induced energy-vision, I might want to take it indoors too. As for those letters he wrote to all his past relationships, I’d be interested to know if the folks that received those letters considered the “palette” cleared. Because according to Ashton’s own admissions, he wasn’t in one place long enough to receive their responses.

But what I really want to know is why does he keep bringing up his divorce with Demi? Since they spilt seven years ago, he’s married Mila Kunis and they’ve had two kids. Sure he’s allowed to talk about his past but Mila and Ashton are fairly private about their relationship. Other than the occasional nugget, they avoid the topic. So why would he speak of his former relationship more than his current one? I doubt he and Demi have discussed his airing their divorce so why not leave it alone?

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  1. Renee2 says:

    In all fairness, he isn’t really discussing his previous marriage or his divorce. He is saying what he did post-divorce.

  2. Merritt says:

    He cheated on Demi. So if he was lost and struggling, he brought that on himself.

    • gatorbait says:

      Yeah, sometimes we do stupid things and then have to self reflect and grow from it. He didn’t say it was anyone else’s fault. I’m sure he’s as aware as you are that he brought it on himself.

  3. larry says:

    he doesn’t strike me as the brightest bulb on the planet but maybe he has a project coming out soon so better to talk about an ex to generate publicity than his current lady.

  4. Andrea says:

    Did he write a letter to January Jones?

  5. Penelope says:

    Love Mila’s dress! Tricky to pull off but somehow, she manages it.

  6. Patricia says:

    After I ended a really toxic seven year relationship I was incredibly lost, even though I knew it was a huge change for the better. I didn’t know how to live!
    I went camping solo with water, tomatoes (random, it’s all I could eat at that hard time), some weed and my own thoughts. It was extremely healing. He’s kind of a dim one but I think his instincts were right – to be alone and to cleanse the mind.

  7. Frosty says:

    I dislike his Silicon Valley Brotopia vibe.

  8. Angel says:

    Did he send a letter to Demi? Didn’t he want the divorce? I’m sorry he was hurting but how do he think she felt? And since she had kids to look after, she couldn’t exactly go on a retreat for a week when he ended it.

    • gatorbait says:

      Therapy is one way to do it. And please don’t tell me you believe a celeb with her kind of money couldn’t get away. Plus, her kids were grown/ mostly grown. My folks took trips when I was a teen and I didn’t die without them.

  9. M says:

    Why is he trying to garner sympathy when he is the one who ended it?

  10. Pandy says:

    He’s so far up his own butt all he sees is brown. Go away already.

  11. Percy says:

    His words remind me so much of this compulsive liar I dated. It all sounds made up. “I typed them up (oops forgot I said pen and paper) I mean I handwrote them and THEN typed them up”… “oh and then I pretended to do tai chi.” Ashton is gross. I wouldn’t trust him further than I could spit him.

  12. Cayy says:

    I’ve never noticed this before, but those two pictures are remarkable. Mila looks like a younger Demi. Creepy.

    • anon14 says:

      The same physical type, yes. I had to look twice at the first pic, I was like, wait, is this Demi or Mila?

      I must say they–Demi and Mila– both look beautiful in these pics.

  13. DesertReal says:

    He and Mila have always seemed pretty private about their relationship. So that’s most likely why his current relationship didn’t come up.