Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart headed up the coast from L.A. to the Santa Barbara area over the weekend – just days after a tape leaked online showing the couple and another woman in the nude.
The pair packed their bags, brought their dogs and headed north in a black Toyota Prius on Friday. Said an eyewitness: “Rebecca looked tired and upset.”
The Grey’s Anatomy star and his wife drove to the romantic and secluded San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, Calif. “It seemed they really wanted privacy,” says the source of the couple, who also went to the Four Seasons Biltmore for a workout on Sunday.
The couple spent the weekend going for walks with their dogs, picking up Starbucks coffee and relaxing. They returned to L.A. on Sunday.
The tape showing Dane, Gayheart and another woman – reportedly Kari Ann Peniche, a former Miss Teen USA – socializing in the nude was leaked to the Internet earlier this month.
Peniche has accused her former Celebrity Rehab costar and country singer Mindy McCready of stealing and leaking the racy video. McCready denies the claim. “I did not want to be dragged into all this,” the country singer told Access Hollywood. “I did not want to be a part of this.”
Dane’s lawyer said in a statement last week: “This is simply a private, consensual moment involving a married couple, shot several years ago, which was never intended to be seen by the public.”