When That ’70s Show first aired in 1998, fans of the series really wanted Mila Kunis’s character, Jackie, and Ashton Kutcher’s, Michael Kelso, to get together in real life. Although that didn’t happen back then, fans got their wish years later.
Nowadays, Kunis and Kutcher are one of the most beloved couples in Hollywood. This is not only because the pair of actors, business people, and philanthropists are incredibly talented but also because they seem so ideal for one another. The incredibly good-looking couple is always holding hands in public and generally just seem very content with each other’s company. In short, this is something that so many of us want… especially if our partner is as good looking as Kunis or Kutcher.
Now that the two are married with children, many of us wonder how they keep things going, as well as the details of their love. This is why we’ve gathered some of the most interesting details that are pretty hard to find due to the privacy that these two cherish. These details shed a lot of light on the dynamics of their relationship, where their values are at, what they are afraid of, and what they aspire to be for their children. Without further ado, here are 20 revealing details about Mila and Ashton’s marriage.
20 They Have Negative Dreams About Each Other
Jealousy may not be a very pleasant emotion, but it does show that we love others. Although jealousy can have a lot to do with our own narcissism and insecurities, a little bit of it can be healthy. During a fantastic interview on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show, Ashton Kutcher told “The King of All Media” that he and Mila have dreams about each other where something not ideal has gone down. This causes them to wake up in the middle of the night and remind each other that they love one another and they would never do such a thing. Not only does this show that they care about one another, but it also shows that they are honest about something as personal as a dream.
19 He Was Her First Kiss
It’s pretty remarkable that Mila Kunis ended up marrying the man who was her very first kiss. This doesn’t happen very often, but truly, love brought them together years after they were just friends while working on That ’70s Show. Of course, on That ’70s Show, the pair played on-and-off-again boyfriend and girlfriend.
Hilariously, the pair weren’t supposed to kiss due to their age difference, he was 19 and she was only 14 at the time. But Kunis told a little fib when trying to land the gig, saying she was going to turn 18 on her birthday. Nobody but her and her family knew about this, which meant that her very first kiss would be an on-screen one with her costar and future husband.
18 Their Relationship Was Just Theirs To Start With
The pair of actors were so neurotic about keeping their relationship to themselves for a long time. Kunis explained that the early days of their relationship was a time where they had to do a little bit of sneaking around. They really didn’t want the press to get ahold of the fact that they were together. They didn’t want the press and the public to scrutinize them or even have to deal with the pressure of dating under a magnifying glass. Additionally, they didn’t want their family and friends to know about it either. They wanted their relationship to just be theirs. Eventually, Kunis told her mom that she was seeing Kutcher. From there, the rest of the world started to find out.
17 Their Love For The Bachelor Secured Their Marriage
Much like Howard Stern and his wife, Beth, Kutcher, and Kunis have a shared love for ABC’s The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. This may take some fans back since the pair seem like they may be into something a little more high-brow. The reality is that they absolutely adore the reality show. This was something that actually brought them far closer together as they could nerd-out about it and not feel judged. In fact, Kutcher was able to get him and his wife on an episode of The Bachelorette thanks to his old assistant who became one of the producers on the show. The couple ended up hosting an obstacle course competition to help the Season 13 Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay find a suitor.
16 Their Marriage Wasn’t For Publicity
Privacy is something both Kutcher and Kunis are adamant about. This is one of the reasons why they kept their relationship on the down-low for so long. Fans had wanted the pair to get together ever since That ’70s Show premiered on television. But the pair knew that if they publicized their relationship as so many celebrities do (cough* cough* the Kardashian/Jenners), it just wouldn’t stand a chance. To them, their relationship was far more important their making money or being in the tabloids. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why their marriage has lasted far longer than most Hollywood pairings. The wedding itself was also something that was kept from the tabloids completely. This meant that they could share their special day with just the people they cared about.
15 Raising Their Children Without Entitlement Is Important To Them
How a couple raises their kids says a lot about their marriage. It tells us exactly what the pair truly care about. Well, one of the most significant ways Kunis and Kutcher are raising their kids has to do with not raising little monsters. Specifically, they don’t want their kids to be entitled. This is because both Kunis and Kutcher were raised with very little money. Therefore, they don’t want their kids to feel like they have all the money in the world just because their parents are rich. This has caused Kunis and Kutcher to raise their kids to believe that they are poor, that all of the money they are around are their parents’ and if they want to be rich, they have to work for it themselves.
14 Neither Of Them Planned On Getting Married
Some people forget that Ashton Kutcher was actually married once before. He was with Demi Moore for a few years. After that ended, he vowed that he wouldn’t get hitched again. Additionally, Mila Kunis never planned on getting married. In fact, she claimed that she didn’t want to get married until everyone had the right to. However, this all changed when she and Kutcher reunited years after working together on That ’70s Show. In fact, the pair decided they were destined for one another a mere year into their relationship. But Kutcher waited until his divorce was finalized before proposing to his former costar.
13 The Weekends Are For Family
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are two people with very packed schedules. They both are constantly filming shows, movies, working on their businesses, and taking active roles in notable charities. However, they have said that they make a very specific time for family that nobody else has access to. Weekends are a sacred time for the family. In fact, all other plans are put on hold during the weekend. This is only with the exception of very special occasions or work that’s planned long in advance. It’s clearly very important to both individuals that they get their time together with their kids on Saturday and Sunday. This firmly grounds them in their relationship.
12 Ashton Acted Like Mila’s Older Brother
During an interview with Howard Stern, Kutcher told the renowned radio show host that he considered Kunis as his “little sister” while shooting their ’90s / early 2000s sitcom. He claims that he wasn’t attracted to her back in the day and that their age difference really kept them apart. However, he really looked out for her. In fact, he tried to act like her big brother in many situations, which didn’t always make him out to be the “good guy.” This shows us that Kutcher developed genuine care for Kunis before a romantic attraction was even built. This probably helped their relationship out greatly as Kutcher learned to treat Kunis as more than an object.
11 She Disliked Him Once
Kutcher’s role as a “big brother” in Kunis’s life wasn’t always something that she actually wanted. Before That ’70s Show, Kunis actually had a crush on Kutcher. This was when he was primarily known as a model. However, this affection faded quickly once the two started working together. Kunis said that they swiftly became friends which ultimately strengthened their marriage later on, but it wasn’t always pleasant in the moment. There were stages where she didn’t want to be around Kutcher as she thought he was self-obsessed. This was primarily at the height of his fame. However, Kutcher grew out of this phase which ultimately attracted her to him. This tells us how complicated relationship can be as they aren’t always set in stone. Sometimes they require growth and time to mature.
10 They’ll Sue To Protect Their Kids
Kunis and Kutcher and generally very private and don’t share information about their children. This is why they were so furious with Mail Online after the site published photos of their daughter Wyatt. The parents claimed that the photos were used improperly as they seemed like they were promoting clothing. The parents didn’t want their daughter to be used as a marketing tool so they actually took the company to court. Kunis and Kutcher ended up winning the case proving that they are not to be messed with when it comes to their children. Clearly, this is in line with their desire to keep their kids from becoming too famous or entitled, especially if it seems like they’re being used by a news publication.
9 Mila Has Respect For Ashton’s Previous Marriage
Kunis has a very evolved outlook on her husband’s previous marriage. Instead of acting jealous or trying to erase it from history, she has come right out and acknowledged it in public. This means she probably continues to do so in their private life. On Marc Maron’s podcast, she told him that she admires the relationship Kutcher had with Demi Moore. She claimed that it was normal and pretty healthy, especially when it came to Kutcher’s relationship with Moore’s kids that she had with Bruce Willis. Kunis added that “We would have never been together if we didn’t both go what we went through in order to be the people that we were when we met.”
8 Up-Front Honesty Is Vital For Their Romantic Success
Honesty tends to be something that most couples claim is important to their relationship but Kutcher and Kunis take this up a notch. They both say that they are utterly honest with each other even when it doesn’t seem appropriate to be. Kunis told her pal Dax Shepard that she and her husband know everything about one another. At least, as much as humanly possible. She said, “So we knew 100 percent each other’s faults, we knew exactly who we were, we knew exactly who we used to be and we were like, I accept you for who you are. And it doesn’t make a difference what Joe Blow down the street thinks. It’s never the way I lived my life.”
7 They Are Happy With Two Kids
The loving couple has been very vocal about how they don’t want to be “outnumbered” by their kids. This means that the pair of actors are stopping at two kids and never having any more. Luckily for them, they have a daughter (Wyatt) and a boy (Dimitri). The children are the lights of their lives and therefore don’t need to find fulfillment by having more children. The fact that they only want to have two tells us that they are happy with the dynamic of their parenting. Any more children could throw a wrench into their system, which seems to be working quite well.
6 They Found A Spiritual Middle-Ground
As the pair headed into their marriage, they knew they had to discuss how religion and spirituality would play into their lives, especially since they were planning on having kids. Kutcher was raised Catholic and was set on keeping that a part of his life while Kunis was raised Jewish. Kunis, like many of the faith, is mostly culturally such. Therefore, it was important for Kunis to integrate elements of her tradition into her children’s lives, something that Kutcher was happy to do as long as they could also celebrate things like Christmas. Together, the pair found a happy medium that included aspects of both religions and cultures.
5 Ashton Isn’t Perfect, And That’s Okay
Neither Kutcher nor Kunis has ever claimed that their relationship is perfect. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why it seems to be so successful; they aren’t pretending to be something that they’re not. Kunis especially has spoken about how Kutcher has made mistakes in their relationship. This includes a story she told on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Kutcher wanted to purchase lovebirds for Kunis as a sign of love but ended up bringing home budgies since he had no idea what lovebirds actually look like. Budgies were also substantially less expensive, it turned out. Kunis went on to say, “I love my husband so, so, so much. It’s the thought that counts, guys.”
4 It Took Awhile Before They Were Exclusive
The night that Kutcher and Kunis first got together was a night where Kutcher’s original plan was to set her up with his friend who never showed up. Afterward, the pair decided that they wanted to keep things really casual until they knew how they felt about one another. The pair were just out of their relationships and wanted just to have some fun. It actually took a while for both of them to figure out that their interest in one another was far beyond physical affection or friendship. Even during this, they were very open about the fact they were seeing other people. This changed when Kunis started to become jealous. That’s when they decided to take things in a different direction.
3 Their Wedding Bands Are Cheap
Let’s face it, Kutcher and Kunis both have a lot of money. But that doesn’t mean that they constantly spend it on extravagant things. Although Kunis’s engagement ring cost a pretty penny, her and Kutcher’s wedding bands were only $190. Kunis said that she refused to pay a large amount of money for their wedding bands and were more than happy to get them on Etsy. Kunis explained that she was really happy with her frugal choice as is her husband. Neither of them feels bad for spending such little money on their wedding band as that’s clearly not important. This is definitely something that we can all learn from.
2 Their Past Mistakes Have Bettered Their Present
Kunis has been really open about how she feels like she made notable mistakes in her 20s. A lot of these mistakes were around the time she was in a very publicized relationship with Home Alone child star Macaulay Culkin. There was a lot of conflict around that time that caused her to make some choices that she really doesn’t feel good about. But she also claims that she has learned a great deal since then. Kutcher feels the same way about his past. Clearly, both of these individuals have experienced a rollercoaster of events that have shaped who they are and prepared them for who they needed to be to become adequate partners for one another.
1 Laughter Is The Most Important
Kunis told Australia’s Daily Telegraph that Kutcher makes her laugh every day and it’s one of the reasons she became attracted to him in the first place. This is something that she also came to find out was one of the most important things about their relationship. Kutcher feels the same way, noting that he wants to be laughing with his wife sixty years from now. No matter how old and wrinkly they inevitably become, they want to enjoy each other’s company by finding one interesting as well as hilarious. Kunis claims that “the greatest gift you can give is making each other laugh.”