Ashton Kutcher says Mila Kunis was brutally honest calling him out after he broke up with Demi Moore
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As far as Hollywood 'It' couples go, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are the blueprint.
The couple met when they were just kids on the set of That '70s Show, Ashton was Mila's first kiss when their characters Kelso and Jackie shared an on-screen romance, and 23 years later, the couple are married with two kids.
But it wasn't really as smooth as that.
In fact, Mila had to set Ashton straight before she and him officially started dating.
Ashton was married to someone else before he met Mila - and a very famous someone, at that: Demi Moore.
Despite their 15-year age gap, Demi and Ashton were a dreamy couple while they lasted - or so it seemed.
The pair went from strength to strength for a while, they got each other through a devastating pregnancy loss in 2006, and Ashton formed strong bonds with Demi's three children.
Unfortunately, though, the cracks started to form in 2010 when rumours that Ashton had cheated took over the new cycle.
Eventually, the pair called it quits in 2011.
"Nothing makes you feel like a failure like divorce," Ashton admitted in a recent interview with Esquire.
"Divorce feels like a wholesale f**king failure. You failed at marriage."
Demi essentially confirmed the rumours later on in her 2019 memoir Inside Out.
In the book, she alleges that Ashton cheated on her twice, and accuses him of causing her drinking relapse.
Although Ashton has no hard feelings toward Demi, he does admit that the whole thing was 'humiliating and embarrassing.'
For a while after the split, Ashton would show up at industry events and hearing people openly gossiping about him.
"Can you believe what he f***ing did?" he remembers hearing people say.
When the Punk'd host looks back on his divorce now, the says: "You own the s**t you did wrong, and you go forward."
A little tip he learned from his now-wife Mila Kunis.
Before they started dating, Mila was eager to remind him that he hadn't been the most upstanding gent.
"You were an a**hole," he remembers her telling him.
He replied: "Was I…?"
And, without a second thought, she assured him: "Yeah, you were an a**hole for a good two years.”
And they lived happily ever after!
Ashton credits his successful marriage with Mila to a few things - firstly: "We already knew all of each other’s dirt.”
And secondly, Mila is way cooler than him.
"The thing about Mila that made our relationship accelerate was that I had always admired her," he says.
"Her talents, her skills, her gifts. But I knew that she didn’t need me. And she knew that I didn’t need her."
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