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People love gorging over celebrity Hollywood couples. It seems that celebrities’ glamourous lives are what reels us in. Some couples barely make it a few months after marriage in Hollywood, while some rare couples seem to stay strong regardless of having their relationship dissected under a microscope.
Mila and Ashton became initially acquainted on That 70’s show. Only years following, they began immersing in a real-life relationship. No matter how good things are going for a Hollywood couple, relationship issues are always the buzz, but these two decided to end the background chatter.
Growing Up in the Spotlight
Coincidentally, Mila Kunis Career also began on That 70’s show. Her first gig was cast as Jackie Burkhart playing alongside Ashton Kutcher and the rest of the gang. Other than taking on a few minor roles, this was her first breakthrough in the industry, not to mention that she was only 14 years old.
It is crazy to think that Mila would meet what would turn out to be her first husband at that age. Ashton Kutcher, a teenage star (19 years old), joined the cast, which also gave him his first big break in the business.
Love at First Sight?
The show aired for eight years, so getting to know each other over time was destined. Did they initially hit it off romantically? It seems that no romantic interest spurred on the set, and the two enjoyed their friendship on and off during filming while dating other people.
Mila’s first real kiss and the first-ever romantic kiss happened between the on-screen couple during the show. Understandably, the relationship between Jackie and Michael was escalating. Regardless of all this progress, the couple still had a sibling-like relationship. Kutcher described himself as a big brother to Mila.
Awkward First Kiss
It appears that the first kiss was destined to be even though Ashton and Mila were just acting but would later foreshadow their off-screen relationship. Not only did the kiss not create any romantic tension between the couple, but they found it to be awkward and uncomfortable.
What a memory to have for a first kiss! The world was now adding it to their list of classic on-screen kisses. As big as it was for viewers, for the pair, it was another day at the office, “I was 19, she was like 14. Yeah, I did her chemistry homework for her,” said Kutcher.
Kutcher even wittingly remarked, “It was bizarre. I was like, Isn’t this illegal? Like, can I-am allowed? He continued. “It was awkward because I’m like a 19-year-old kid.” This is a thought that might cross any person’s mind, even if it was just acting.
Like all good things, the TV show had come to an end. Although Kutcher and Kunis had spent numerous years working on set, their relationship did not escalate beyond friendship. Perhaps the timing was the issue; maybe it took some time for them to realize their true feelings for one another?
New Boo in the Picture
Timing undoubtedly had something to do with it. Near the show’s end, Ashton Kutcher was dating Demi Moore, who he eventually married once the show ended. At the same time, Mila Kunis was dating Macauley Culkin. The couple has been together for nine years since 2002.
Age isn’t always a factor but can be problematic. When Ashton was dating Demi, she was 16 years older than him and had three daughters. It became evident over time that they were simply indifferent chapters of their journeys.
A Daughter’s Opinion
Rumer Willis (Demi’s daughter) wasn’t shy to share her opinion on the relationship. For her, the age gap was too concerning for the relationship to be successful. Rumer shared with Access Hollywood Live that the situation was “off.”
With opinions and personal relationships being affected, it was challenging to maintain the marriage. However, Demi and Ashton lasted six years before calling it quits. The age gap was challenging, and it was time to move on.
So What was Mila Up to?
Macaulay Culkin was famous for his role in the Home Alone movie. When he was dating Mila, the couple made great efforts to keep their relationship away from the public. Mila explained that it wasn’t easy walking around together.
“He was huge. You couldn’t walk down the street with him”. He always had this weird attraction, like fans just screamed when they saw him. They didn’t know how to react. It wasn’t like a normal response to a celebrity. Fans responded in an extraordinary way to him,” said Kunis.
A Cordial Separation
The News was spread that after eight years, sometime during 2011, Mila and Macaulay decided to go their separate ways. This happened when one of Mila’s most famous movies came out, Black Swan.
Many years had gone by where we would finally hear Mila’s opinion about the breakup. While being interviewed on a podcast hosted by Dax Shepard, Mila mentioned that the division was not as harmonious as led to believe. Mila herself admitted to not being the most cordial.
Single and Ready to Mingle
The decision to end things with Demi came about due to one too many challenges within the marriage. In 2012 Ashton filed for divorce. In 2013, he was single once again, with a new future awaiting.
This just so happened to be around the time when Kunis’s relationship with Culkin had ended. Having declared their breakup in 2011, the couple went their separate ways, never to return to the relationship. Little did both Mila and Ashton know their fate was destined once again.
Reunited and it Feels so Good
Having spent many years apart, the two were no longer displaying the sibling vibes they once did on That 70’s Show. Kunis even mentioned that she did not initially recognize Kutcher at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards while admiring his good looks from afar.
After the award show ended, Kutcher invited Mila to a housewarming party. We all know it goes; the two hit off and eventually began dating. A few months had gone by, and the not-so-defined relationship had come into existence.
The Real-Life First Kiss
Their first actual real-life kiss happened at the housewarming party that Kutcher had invited Kunis to. No script this time; this was a spontaneous kiss that wasn’t so innocent in planning. Kutcher admitted that he had secretly planned a way to trick Mila into kissing him.
Kutcher mentioned that Kunis had stopped smoking during the time, and he was still a smoker, offered a “gun cigarette smoke” for her to breathe in. Eventually, they got closer over the night, leading to the heartfelt kiss.
Not Defining the Relationship
Considering the informal display of their relationship, they just so happened to both star in separate but relatable romantic comedies: No Strings Attached and Friends with Benefits. They were living the real-life version of the movies they played in. It seems that fate was always destined for these two.
“We legitimately lived out our moves, “Kutcher said. “It was weird and fast and – you know at the time it was honestly like okay, we’re going to be in this – we have an agreement around our friends with benefits relationship.”
Staying the Night
When the couple began the rekindling of their relationship, Kutcher had not officially been divorced but, Kunis had recently become single. This was all going on in early 2012. Mila admitted that this was the first time she had stayed overnight at a guy’s house since she was single.
Kunis mentioned not being keen on staying the night at his house, and Kutcher insisted. Once again, she said she would take an Uber home, but he would not let her leave, so she didn’t.
Things Begin to Escalate
Like the movies they played in, the ending always guaranteed the couple would end up happily together. It was time for them to become exclusive from having a no-strings-attached relationship to developing genuine feelings for one another.
Not to mention that they didn’t want to spend their time with anyone else but each other. However, one more step in the relationship led us to believe that the two were officially a Hollywood couple. This step, nevertheless, would bring them closer than ever before.
Where to Next?
As time went on and the couple became a unit, Mila began feeling like she wasn’t happy with the idea of Ashton seeing anyone else, and it would cause her to become upset. Initially, the couple enjoyed each other’s company, but Mila realized she did not want to lose him as things became more serious.
Once Mila confessed her feeling to Ashton, Ashton came to her home and requested she move in with him the next day.
At this point, the couple had been spotted everywhere, and there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that these two were in love. Go figure; this wasn’t the only reason the press and beloved fans worldwide cherished the couple.
Kunis had developed into such a remarkable superstar over the years. When she took her first role in That 70’s Show, she was young, inexperienced, but now she was a mature, recognized, and sought-after actress not falling short in any way to Ashton.
Can’t Erase the Past
Regardless of taking the step forward in their ever-so-loving relationship, Ashton’s previous relationship decided to pop up unexpectedly. At the time, Demi Moore had released a tell-all memoir in which she is speaking about her relationship with Ashton.
Demi spoke about Ashton forcing her into drinking, cheating on her, among other things but, Kutcher and Kunis remained cool. E! News noted that both were not fans of the book. However, it did affect their strong relationship.
The couple had simultaneously announced that Kunis was pregnant and Kutcher’s proposal within two years of being together. At this point, Kutcher had understood that he wanted to make Mila the one forever, and nothing could get in the way.
The couple was blessed with their first daughter, Wyatt, in September 2014. “Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world,” Ashton stated. “May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.”
Tying the Knot
Even though the couple had their first child in 2014, they waited a year before getting married. Rather than having to do with logistics, the reason behind the delay was incredibly heartwarming. Since she was young, Mila had promised that only she would do the same once everyone could get married.
Only once the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage would the couple get married themselves. The bill eventually went through, and the couple could now freely and openly express their love.
Picking the Perfect Rings
At this point, Kutcher and Kunis were well recognized in Hollywood. Their net worth was spiking, not to mention booking acting gigs. The big question was what classy and expensive wedding ring would be chosen for their engagement.
To many fans and the tabloid’s surprise, a $90 Etsy ring was decided upon. “I wanted the thinnest possible platinum band,” Kunis stated, “I mean, you can’t see it, but it’s a super thing.” Seem like the glamour and galore weren’t what the couple wanted.
In addition to picking a humble wedding band, the couple decided to keep their wedding private, away from the press. The actual date of the wedding is still a mystery as they did not want the whole world to know the details.
A source revealed that the couple celebrated their special day in a small and intimate way. Only family and friends were invited to the wedding. One detail we do know is that the marriage was hosted at the Secret Garden in Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California.
Mila and Ashton decided against the glamorous Hollywood honeymoon, instead choosing to take an RV trip up the coast of California. The couple also decided to take their daughter Wyatt with them, officially embarking on their first trip together as an eloped couple.
Mila went on Jimmy Fallon sharing some highlights from the honeymoon; she said the couple “almost died” while embarking on the adventure. At least the honeymoon was unforgettable, as the events didn’t fall short of any fancy honeymoon they could have otherwise chosen.
Child Number Two
One year after getting married, Mila got pregnant once again, only this round they would have a son named Dimitri. During Kutcher’s guest appearance on the Ellen Show, Ellen joked that Dmitri couldn’t walk while showing many photos of Ashton carrying him in his hiking bag pack.
Aston replied, saying, “He walks! He’s two”. Simply put, Aston enjoys walking down to the beach with Dimitri, hence why he is seen carrying him in his bag pack. It seems like they have a great father-son relationship.
Often, especially when young siblings can fight, they seek Mom and Dad’s attention. This doesn’t seem to be an issue for the Kutcher family, however. Mila regularly speaks highly of Wyatt, saying how great of a big sister she is.
“My daughter is lovely to him. She’s nice. There are times where she’s like an a-hole, but more times than not, she’s kind and generous” (Mila stated on The Ellen Show).
Good Friends are a Must
One of the best reasons Ashton and Mila have such a fantastic family is because they have good friends to help. Their friends include Frozen’s Kristen Bell and her husband, Dax Shepard.
Ashton and Dax worked together on Punk’d and have been friends ever since.
In 2018, Mila and Ashton gifted Bell and Shepard with a unique Christmas gift, “What a generous Christmas gift from the Kunis-Kutcher family,” said Shepard, “A beautiful shower curtain for the attic’s bathroom!” It seems like the Kunis-Kutcher have a sense of humor when it comes to gifting their close friends.
It’s the Thought that Counts
A robin had begun nesting outside of their home window. Knowing that Mila and the kids enjoyed watching the robin, Ashton decided to gift her a special present for Valentine’s Day. The unique gift was non-other than two lovebirds; at least, that is what she thought initially.
However, it seems that after taking the two birds to get cleaned, they turned out to be budgies. Mila appreciated the gift nevertheless, “I love my husband so, so, so, so much, and it’s the thought that counts, and it’s such a beautiful thought.”
Quality Time with the Family
It is not easy being a mother. It was important for Mila to invest the time to become the best mom possible. This would mean taking time off from acting. However, knowing that this might hurt her career, Mila decided to create her own production company.
Mila has always had a strong work ethic, and not working at all was simply not an option. However, rather than managing a crazy acting career, Mila could now tend to be a mom with a nine to five job.
Family Above All
Managing an intense acting career led to Kunis delaying having kids because she had film contracts in place at the time. Once she had her first child, Mila knew that balancing her acting career and prioritizing her family would be challenging.
Big-time Hollywood actors are constantly traveling for films and managing extreme schedules. “It isn’t great for a marriage,” Kunis told Elle. “In a marriage, you and your partner come first. And unless you and your partner are happy, that kids never seem to be happy.”
At some point, In Touch Weekly had put out an article indicting that Kunis and Kutcher were on the verge of splitting up. The magazine put out a cover story that Mila left, deciding to go Ashton and take the kids after Ashton’s “Dark Secrets” had been exposed.
It seems like tabloids couldn’t handle that Mila and Ashton seemed to have the perfect relationship, and something was bound to go wrong. However, rumors are only rumors unless proven otherwise.
Sick of the Rumors
The couple proved the rumors were, in fact, just rumors. They decided to expose the magazine in the funniest way possible. Following the release of the cover story, Ashton posted a video reacting to the tabloids.
The video shows Mila holding her phone, displaying the In Touch Weekly magazine cover. Kutcher then moves to ask Kunis, “Babe, what’s happening?” Mila then answering, “It’s over between us.” Ashton then jokingly responds, “Oh my God, what are we going to do?” All in all, it was the perfect way to set the record straight.
The Secrets Unfold
The couple continues breaking apart the article’s rumors, from Mila feeling “suffocated” to Kutcher jokingly replying to be “overbearing.” “Also, I took the kids,” Kunis said. “You had a dark secret exposed.” Ashton then went on to ask what the big secret was, where Mila replied that she didn’t know and only had the photo from the magazine.
The couple had been able to take down the News and rumors with style and a great sense of humor.
Don’t Mess with the Kutchers
At the end of the video, Mila and Ashton laughed off all the rumors, proving that no one could get in the way of their family or happiness. Ashton posted on Instagram,” I guess it’s over @intouchweekly. Have fun selling magazines this week. Maybe next week my wife will be having twins. For the third time. But who’s counting.”
Dax Shepard responded to his friend’s hilarious video, feeling bad he couldn’t take a jab at the article himself, “I was gonna take a run at MK!! I want a refund!”.
Celebrity Friends Respond
Not only did the video shut down the rumors, but it also proved that power couple Mila and Ashton were not to be tangled with. Fans of That ’70’s show loved the video, and they received excellent appraisal for the humor and poise.
Even fellow celebrities liked the video with numerous responses such as Demi Lovato’s “This is amazing. Miss y’all.” Rumer Willis (Ashton’s stepdaughter) replied, “Fake news.” This highlighted what fans and friends were already thinking. The support and responses couldn’t get any better.
Future Career Plans
Rather than starring at movies, Mila is staying focused on producing. Mila has a couple of soon-to-be-released projects that would take the screen in the next couple of years. The film will air on small screens as opposed to Big Hollywood releases.
Black Stilleto is the first television series that will be released. The show is based on the exact name of the book series by Raymond Benson. Her other project is a comedy horror show called Trapped. Rob Zombie will be working alongside Mila both as executive producers.
What is Ashton Up To?
Instead of booking prominent movie roles, Ashton had decided to shift his focus to business, philanthropy, and charity work. Ashton has devoted significant efforts to ending child trafficking and sexual exploitation both in the U.S and worldwide. When Kutcher was married to Demi Moore, they started a DNA charity, highlighting this same initiative.
The Charity was renamed Thorn: Digital Defenders of Children. Moore and Kutcher are still actively participating in the Charity following the rebranding as both were original co-founders.
What is Mila Kunis Best Known For?
After her breakout role on That 70’s Show, Mila Kunis has starred in 65 featured credited acting roles. Some of her famous ones include Ted and Friends with Benefits. Let’s not forget her long-time role as the voice-over for Meg on Family Guy.
One of her most successful films was Black Swan, where she played alongside Natalie Portman. The movie was highly successful in taking Oscars home. However, Darren Aronofsky (director of the film) voiced his disappointment, saying that Mila was deserving of an Oscar for her incredible performance.
Ashton Kutcher’s Success and Fame
Ashton, too, took on numerous successful projects following That 70’s Show. Everybody remembers Punk’d, the practical reality TV series that sets up hidden cameras on celebrities and convinces them of taking part in the weirdest scenarios. Moreover, Ashton Kutcher saw much success with the Butterfly Effect, a psychological thriller he played in.
Ashton also played in The Ranch’s TV series and other romantic comedies such as No Strings Attached and Valentine’s Day. Both Ashton and Mila have kept themselves busy with projects known worldwide.
Bathing the Kids
Ashton and Mila have proved their talent over the years taking part in incredible roles and confirming their strong relationship and sense of humor. However, they mistakenly started a war online, stating in a podcast hosted by Armchair Expert that they don’t wash their children unless they find dirt on them.
Parents in the celebrity circle went berserk, starting a heating debate of “Bath or no bath.” Mila and Ashton found the sparing reaction hilarious and posted an Instagram video explaining that they bathe the kids.
Honors and Awards: Mila Kunis
Throughout the many roles that Mila had taken on throughout her career, she has received nominations for incredible performance in Black Swan. One was a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress Mila was also nominated for two Screen Actor Guild Awards. One for Best Supporting Actress and Outstanding Performance for a Cast.
For her famous voice-over as Meg in Family Guy, Kunis received a nomination for the Annie Award’s Best Voice Acting. She also received several nominations from the Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Black Swan and Best Actress in a Comedy for Ted.
Nominations and Awards
Since the beginning of his career, Kutcher has been nominated for the Teen Choice Awards more than any other recognition. His roles for Like Love, What Happens in Vegas, and No Strings Attached have won him several awards. In 1999, Kutcher won the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series by a Supporting Young Actor for his role as Michael Kelso in That 70’s show.
Other award nominations include the Kid’s Choice Awards, Golden Raspberry Awards, MTV Movie Awards, and People’s Choice Awards.
You Either Got it, or You Don’t
Over the years, we have seen celebrities climb to the top of Hollywood fame, taking on incredibly famous roles. Some of them have been able to maintain fame, while others simply disappear. Having a successful career in Hollywood is not only rare but a challenge to maintain.
Throughout her career, Mila has proven her acting skills, etiquette, and poise, starting from a young age, taking on varying roles in comedies, dramas, and now producing herself, not to mention balancing being a loving wife and mom.
Not only is having a successful career in Hollywood rare but we are constantly bombarded with celebrity news and gossip of celebrities getting married and very quickly divorcing. Kunis and Kutcher have proved that it is possible to have admirable careers in Hollywood and still have a wonderful marriage.
People fell in love with Mila and Ashton on that 70’s show but had to wait years for the couple to discover one another and get married. Sometimes timing is all that matters when it comes to meeting the right person.
Charity During the Pandemic
Amidst the Corona Virus, Mila and Ashton have managed to contribute their part in the consequences of the Pandemic. The couple appeared on the Tonight Show, starring Jimmy Fallon sharing their Quarantine Wine charity launch.
After posting on social media, they were able to sell over 2,000 bottles for around one million dollars to donate to several charities working to aid the challenging situation with the Corona Virus. They did not expect to have nearly as much success. “People have been incredible,” said Kunis.