Ashton and Demi tried to step away from the spotlight last weekend, but couldn’t escape the lens of an amateur paparazzo. The conflicted couple was snapped spending the Jewish Day of Atonement hunkered down on a camping trip with their Kabbalah instructor, Rabbi Yehuda Berg.
Since the scandal broke, there’s been a consistent stream of updates, including Kutcher’s rebuttal, their Kabbalah date night reunion, photographic proof of Kutcher’s philandering ways and word that Moore consulted a divorce lawyer.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Original photo has been removed for legal purposes
With all this weighing on the couple, the duo hit Cachuma Lake in California to sit by the campfire with Rabbi Yehuda Berg, Kutcher’s brother Michael Kutcher and a Hollywood florist. As the trip was also during Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, many assumed the Two and a Half Men star was trying to atone for his philandering ways and win back his wife.
Whether they were there to celebrate the anniversary, repair their marriage or both, Kutcher and Moore were hoping to keep a low profile. Unfortunately, a fellow camper recognized them and started snapping away.
“Please don’t take photos of me or my family,” Moore pled, according to the Star magazine story, on stands Wednesday. “Please don’t expose this.”
The camper didn’t listen to her plea, in spite of recognizing that “it was obvious that Demi was showing the strain about the state of her marriage,” and sold the photos.
This added pressure won’t make any difference, according to another source in the mag’s “Demi & Ashton’s $290 Million Divorce” story.
“The marriage is dead,” that source maintains. “Demi desperately wanted to save their marriage. But the San Diego cheating scandal is a hard one for her to stomach, as it is backed up by photos. It humiliated Demi.”