A Daily Mail article on an unflattering picture of Demi Moore’s hairy legs ended up serving as an unlikely privacy story on both the former Mrs. Kutcher and Ashton himself.
The two are going through a highly public divorce after an even more public marriage: they went everywhere together, tweeted each other constantly, and were in a never-ending stream of paparazzi photos.
But it seems like they’ve both learned from the hyper-public nature of their marriage and have gone in the opposite direction with their post-divorce lives. Ashton is now dating former That ’70s Show co-star Mila Kunis and trying to keep their relationship under the radar. He said recently,
“And I’ve learned that there are a lot of things in your life that really benefit from being private. And relationships are one of them. And I am going to do everything in my power to have this relationship be private.”
One of the public indiscretions he may regret is his publicized extra-marital affair with Sara Leal, who went to the tabloids with the story. Now, she says going public ruined her life.
Demi has sought her own privacy as she’s reportedly battled anorexia and a prescription painkiller addiction. It seemed like she was doing everything in her power to avoid being recognized in the hairy leg photo: hair in her face, sunglasses, no makeup. Unfortunately, everything is front-page news when you’re a celebrity: even forgetting to shave.