Everyone has their way of handling a breakup, getting tattoos, chopping off their hair, or commenting on their ex’s Instagram photos. To deal with his divorce from Demi Moore in 2013, Ashton Kutcher said he set off into the woods alone. On Dax Shepard‘s new podcast, Armchair Expert, he admitted:
“Right after I got divorced, I went to the mountains for a week by myself. I went into Big Sky in Montana, and I did no food, no drink just water and tea.”
Kutcher also cut himself off from all technology during a time when the media was covering the couple’s every move carefully. Kutcher told Shepard:
“I took all my computers away, my phone, my everything. “I was there by myself, so there was no talking, and I just had a notepad and a pen and water and tea for a week.”
And eventually his mind started to wander, and soon he was no longer thinking about his divorce. He said:
“I started to hallucinate on like day two which was fantastic. It was pretty wonderful. I was doing Tai Chi with my own energy.”
With plenty of time to think, Kutcher decided to make amends with people from his past, an experience which he found to be ‘cathartic’. He wrote letters to people on day 7, in an attempt to build bridges with those he was holding grudges against.
Kutcher and Moore first met at a dinner in New York in 2003 and quickly hit it off. They married two years later in September 2005 when Kutcher was 27 and Moore 42, with much being made at the time of their fifteen year age difference.