When rumours that Ashton had been unfaithful to his wife of five years made front page news three months later, the actor took to Twitter with some fighting talk.
"I think [a US magazine] calling me a 'cheater' qualifies as defamation of character. I hope my lawyer agrees," he wrote, slamming the article as "fiction". Demi replied, writing: "Excellent point my love!"
Actions speak louder than words, however – and there was a no clearer message that the reports were unfounded when, just days later, the duo stepped out together at a New York conference to launch a campaign against child sex slavery.
In the week they celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary not only were they continuing with their charity work – but they did so hand-in-hand, with their wedding rings clearly on display.