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Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis - From That '70s Show To Real-Life Romance

Discover the enchanting love story of Hollywood power couple Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis. From their on-screen chemistry on "That '70s Show" to their real-life romance, delve into the journey of this dynamic duo and explore their impact on and off the screen.

Author:James Pierce
Reviewer:Emily Sanchez
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In the dazzling realm of Hollywood, where relationships are often as ephemeral as the spotlight itself, the enduring love story of Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunisstands out as a testament to the power of genuine connection.
From their shared beginnings on the set of "That '70s Show" to navigating the complexities of life in the limelight, Kutcher and Kunis have crafted a narrative that captivates fans around the globe. This article explores the journey of this dynamic duo, tracing their evolution from on-screen co-stars to real-life partners, and the impact they've made both personally and professionally.

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Meet On That '70s Show (1998)

Ashton Kutcher hugging Mila Kunis on a chair on That '70s Show
Ashton Kutcher hugging Mila Kunis on a chair on That '70s Show
In the summer of 1998, the seeds of an iconic Hollywood love story were sown as Ashton Kutcherand Mila Kunis crossed paths on the set of "That '70s Show." At the time, Kunis, just 14, and Kutcher, 20, brought to life the on-screen romance of Jackie Burkhart and Michael Kelso, characters whose love story would transcend the small screen.
Their pivotal moment came in 2001 when Kunis revealed to PEOPLEthat their on-screen kiss wasn't just a scripted act; it marked her very first kiss. Overwhelmed by nerves and excitement, Kunis, smitten with Kutcher's charm, recalled the experience, saying,
I was so nervous and uncomfortable. I had the biggest crush on him.- Mila Kunis
Surprisingly, Kutcher, unaware that he held the role of Kunis's first kiss, admitted,
I'm so glad I didn't know that or it would've been too much pressure.- Ashton Kutcher
The actor, equally nervous about the scene, marveled at Kunis's composure, stating,
She acted so cool. She seemed as if she'd done it a thousand times. I was the one with the butterflies in my stomach.- Ashton Kutcher
Despite the chemistry on-screen, the duo did not pursue a real-life relationship during their time as co-stars. Ashton Kutcher eventually departed from "That '70s Show" in 2005, just ahead of its final season. However, their connection persisted over the years, with the two maintaining contact and paving the way for the next chapters in their intertwined story.

Kutcher Marries Actress Demi Moore (2005)

The intrigue surrounding Ashton Kutcher's romantic life escalated when he entered a high-profile relationship with actress Demi Moorein 2003. At the time, Moore, a Hollywood veteran, had previously been married to Bruce Willisand shared three daughters with him. Despite a notable 15-year age difference, Kutcher, then 25, and the 40-year-old Moore embarked on a journey that included marriage and co-parenting.
Kutcher's entrance into Moore's life was not merely romantic; he became an integral part of her family dynamics, assisting in the co-parenting of her teenage daughters with Willis. Initially, their relationship appeared robust and functional, offering a glimpse into a blended family navigating the challenges of Hollywood.
However, the apparent harmony faced a significant test when allegations of infidelity emerged, casting a shadow over their union. Despite their efforts, the couple decided to part ways in 2011 after six years of marriage. Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter to announce the decision, acknowledging the complexity of marriage with the statement,
Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail.- Ashton Kutcher
In response to the divorce, Moore released a poignant statement expressing her decision to end the marriage, stating,
It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton. As a woman, a mother, and a wife, there are certain values and vows that I hold sacred, and it is in this spirit that I have chosen to move forward with my life.- Demi Moore
Mila Kunis, who would later become Kutcher's real-life partner, has spoken respectfully about his previous marriage. Reflecting on the situation during an episode of the WTF With Marc Maron podcast, Kunis emphasized the normalcy of Kutcher's past relationship, highlighting the shared responsibility of raising three children.

Both Of The Relationship Of Kutcher And Kunis Ended (2011)

January 3, 2011, marked a significant turning point in Mila Kunis's personal life as she navigated the tumultuous waters of heartbreak. At that time, Kunis, who had been in a relationship with actor Macaulay Culkin for eight years, quietly parted ways with her then-boyfriend.
The aftermath of their breakup was anything but serene, with Kunis later describing it on Dax Shepherd's podcast Armchair Expert as "a horrible, horrible breakup," shedding light on the emotional toll it took on her.
Amidst Kunis's turmoil, the year unfolded with more seismic shifts in the realm of Hollywood relationships. On November 17, 2011, the public learned of another high-profile separation as veteran actress Demi Moore made a somber announcement regarding the end of her six-year marriage to Ashton Kutcher.
In a heartfelt statement, Moore expressed, "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that I have decided to end my six-year marriage to Ashton."

Ashton And Mila Reunite At An Awards Show (January 2012)

Ashton Kutcher wearing a black suit and Mila Kunis wearing a black dress
Ashton Kutcher wearing a black suit and Mila Kunis wearing a black dress
In January 2012, fate intervened as Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis found themselves crossing paths at the prestigious Golden Globe Awards. This serendipitous reunion unfolded against the backdrop of recent heartbreaks for both, with Kunis having recently ended her eight-year relationship with actor Macaulay Culkin.
As Kunis recounted the chance encounter to Marc Maron, she described her initial impression of the mysterious man from behind, admitting,
I was literally like, 'Oh, he's kinda hot'… and then he turned around, and I was like, 'Oh my god, it's Kutch.' I thought it was the weirdest thing that I was checking this guy out, and it was someone that I had known forever.- Mila Kunis
What began as a casual connection quickly evolved, with the two deciding to keep things easygoing. "Let's just hook up. Let's have fun. We're both single. We both trust each other. Everything's great,"Kunis recounted. For three months, the pair explored the spontaneity of their newfound connection.
The turning point came about a week later when Kutcher invited Kunis to his Hollywood Hills home for a housewarming party. Reflecting on their first real kiss, Kutcher shared on The Howard Stern Show,
I think I was smoking cigarettes at the time, and she had quit smoking, and she wanted me to, like, shotgun cigarette smoke so she could breathe it in... gradually through the night, it got closer and closer… It was kind of obvious that things were happening.- Ashton Kutcher
However, the night took an unexpected turn as Kunis discovered later that Kutcher had initially intended to set her up on a blind date with one of his friends. "I found out later in life that my husband was trying to set me up on a blind date with one of his friends that night,"she revealed on The Late Late Show. "So he was like, 'come over,' and he had a friend he wanted to set me up with, and that didn't happen."
As their connection deepened over the next few months, Kunis uncovered that Kutcher had been simultaneously dating someone else. The revelation prompted a significant emotional shift, with Kunis expressing,
I felt like I got punched in the gut, literally overnight. He said something, and I was like… ‘Oh, my God. I love this man, and I have to walk away because this is not the agreement that we had. And so I’m going to speak up.’- Mila Kunis
The story takes a poignant turn as both Kutcher and Kunis find themselves reluctant to let go, marking the beginning of a chapter in their love story that would transcend the complexities of the past and set the stage for a lasting connection.

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Move In Together (April 2012)

April 2012 marked a pivotal moment in the evolving romance of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. What began as a few months of carefree, casual dating quickly transformed into a realization that their connection ran deeper than anticipated. As Kunis candidly shared,
Three months later, I was like, 'This isn't fun anymore.' I was like, 'You know what, I actually care about you. I don't want to mess anything up, so I'm just going to walk away before it becomes too much.' And he was like, 'Got it.'- Mila Kunis
In a serendipitous twist, Kutcher responded not with a farewell but with a heartfelt invitation that would alter the course of their relationship. The very next day, he proposed a significant step: inviting Kunis to move in with him. It was a poignant moment that spoke volumes about the depth of their connection and the speed at which their love was flourishing.
Reflecting on this pivotal decision, Kunis humorously remarked on the WTF episode,
If we just paid attention to these movies [we did], we should know shit like this does not work out in real life.- Mila Kunis
It was a nod to the cinematic irony of their journey, having played roles in movies that often depicted relationships with complexities far beyond the silver screen.

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Get Engaged (February 2014)

Ashton Kutcher wearing a black suit and Mila Kunis wearing a black dress
Ashton Kutcher wearing a black suit and Mila Kunis wearing a black dress
The love story of Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher reached a captivating milestone in February 2014, nearly two years after they had embarked on their journey together. The Hollywood heartthrob, Ashton Kutcher, orchestrated a proposal fit for the fairy tales, presenting Mila Kunis with a dazzling diamond ring from Tiffany's, valued at an impressive $260,000.
Despite the opulence of the engagement ring, Kunis has chosen a more understated approach in her daily life, opting to keep the treasured token locked away in a safety deposit box. Instead, she proudly wears a modest $90 ring from Etsy as a symbol of their enduring connection.
Adding a touch of tradition to the romantic gesture, Kutcher went above and beyond by seeking the blessing of Kunis's father before getting down on one knee. The proposal, described by Kunis as "the best day of my life so far," evoked an emotional response from the actress, who admitted,
I cried. I was a mess. Not to discredit any relationships in my past, but this relationship is different.- Mila Kunis
The practical and down-to-earth nature of the couple was further emphasized in their choice of wedding bands. Speaking on the Conan O'Brien show, Kunis shared the delightful details, revealing,
I decided our wedding bands were going to be wonderful and beautiful and simple, and so we got them made on Etsy. I wanted the thinnest possible platinum band. I was like, ‘They're how much? What, this is astronomical!’ So, I went on Etsy and I was like, ‘$90? Buy now!’ Ashton's was $100, so technically his wedding band was a little bit more expensive.- Mila Kunis

The Couple Welcomes Their First Child (October 2014)

Mila Kunis chose The Ellen DeGeneres Show as the platform to share the joyous news that they were expecting their first child. The revelation set the stage for a heartwarming chapter in their love story, as the couple eagerly anticipated the arrival of their little one. On October 1, 2014, the world joined in celebration as Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their beautiful baby girl into the world, naming her Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher.
As the proud parents embarked on this new chapter, Ashton Kutcher took to his website to express the profound sentiments of the moment. In a touching message, he shared,
Mila and I would like to welcome Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher to the world. May your life be filled with wonder, love, laughter, health, happiness, curiosity, and privacy.- Ashton Kutcher
Accompanied by endearing photos of multiple newborns, Kutcher playfully engaged their fans by inviting them to guess which one was Wyatt, a testament to the couple's commitment to maintaining a level of privacy around their family.

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Get Married (2015)

Amidst an aura of secrecy and romance, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher sealed their love story with a captivating chapter, officially becoming husband and wife over the July 4th weekend in 2015. The clandestine ceremony unfolded in the serene surroundings of the Secret Garden at Parrish Ranch in Oak Glen, California, a choice that echoed the couple's commitment to safeguarding their private moments.
Details of the wedding were deliberately kept under wraps, aligning with the couple's steadfast devotion to maintaining a sense of privacy amidst the public eye. Ashton Kutcher playfully referred to the covert operation, dubbing it a "ninja effort" to ensure the celebration remained an intimate affair."We really didn't want helicopters at our wedding, and it's a legitimate concern,"he quipped, encapsulating the couple's desire for a low-key celebration.
While specifics of the ceremony remained veiled, a source at the event shared glimpses of the enchanting affair. Mila Kunis, adorned in a white dress with her hair elegantly styled, exchanged vows with Ashton Kutcher in a setting transformed into "Camp Kuku" - a playful fusion of their last names. The grounds were adorned with tents and outdoor activities, creating an adult campground ambiance that reflected the couple's love for adventure and the unconventional.
Adding to the charm, their 9-month-old daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, donned a matching white dress, embodying the sweetness and unity that defined this momentous occasion.

They Welcome Their Second Child (2016)

Mila Kunis wearing a black dress and Ashton Kutcher wearing a black suit
Mila Kunis wearing a black dress and Ashton Kutcher wearing a black suit
In a joyous crescendo to their growing family, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed their second bundle of joy on November 30, 2016 - a baby boy named Dimitri Portwood Kutcher. Ashton revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the unique and endearing name was Mila's choice, adding a personal touch to the newest addition to their family.
The arrival of Dimitri was not only a celebration for the proud parents but also marked a heartwarming chapter in the sibling dynamics between Wyatt Isabelle and her baby brother. Ashton shared the adorable tale of Wyatt's affectionate yet protective behavior towards her new sibling, describing it with a touch of humor.
Wyatt thinks the baby is her baby, and at some point, I'm going to have to explain to her it's not really her baby. I don't know how I'm going to do that. She loves the baby so much- Ashton Kutcher
It's like Of Mice and Men. She's like, ‘I love you and hold you and squeeze you and name you George.’ I'm afraid she's like Lenny, like, ‘You're going to squeeze the baby's head off, honey!’- Ashton Kutcher
The dynamics between the siblings took a humorous turn as Dimitri showcased a distinctive response to Wyatt's interactions. Ashton animatedly shared,
He loves everyone. Anyone comes near him and he's like, ‘Hi!’ But when Wyatt comes near him... he's like Kung Fu Panda when she comes near. He's afraid she's going to kill him.- Ashton Kutcher
Ashton's light-hearted narrative humorously captured the evolving challenges of parenthood, from keeping Wyatt alive to preventing her from unintentionally causing harm to her younger brother.
On a more serious note, Kutcher playfully remarked, "She loves this baby - maybe more than me. It's, like, borderline."This candid acknowledgment of the sibling bond not only showcases the humor and warmth within the Kutcher-Kunis household but also highlights the genuine and affectionate nature of their growing family.

That '70s Show Spin-off, That '90s Show (2022)

In a delightful twist of nostalgia, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are gearing up for a cameo in the highly anticipated That '70s Show spin-off, That '90s Show, set in the year 1995. The couple, deeply woven into the fabric of the original series, has signed up for an episode, marking a special return to the familiar grounds that played a pivotal role in their personal and professional journeys.
The spin-off follows the escapades of Leia Forman, the daughter of the iconic characters Eric Forman and Donna Pinciotti from the original show, played by Topher Grace and Laura Prepon, respectively. Leia heads to her grandparents' home for the summer, setting the stage for a nostalgic trip down memory lane and a fresh wave of shenanigans.
Speaking to Variety, Ashton Kutcher expressed the surreal nature of the experience, stating,
It was really nostalgic to be back on the set. It’s all the same folks that made That '70s Show, so it was pretty bizarre.- Ashton Kutcher
The return to the familiar set, with its familiar faces, evoked a sense of sentimentality and a touch of the surreal for the couple, serving as a testament to the lasting impact of the original series.
While contemplating their return to the show, Kutcher shared,
Mila and I were contemplating it. We thought, ‘Listen, we’re only in the position that we’re in because of that show, so let’s just go back and do this. We just went back and had fun for a week. It was so random and fun.- Ashton Kutcher
The decision to revisit their roots and join the spin-off for a brief stint reflects not only their gratitude for the show that played a pivotal role in their careers but also the sheer joy of immersing themselves in the world of That '70s Show once again.

Ashton Kutcher Returns To Film (2023)

Ashton Kutcher wearing a dark gray suit and Reese Witherspoon wearing a cyan blue dress
Ashton Kutcher wearing a dark gray suit and Reese Witherspoon wearing a cyan blue dress
In a January interview with Esquire, Ashton Kutcher provided a captivating insight into his return to the film industry as a leading man, a role he embraced ahead of the release of Aline Brosh McKenna's Netflix rom-com, Your Place or Mine. The expansive story not only sheds light on his professional endeavors but delves into the personal choices he made to prioritize family and the dynamics of his relationship with his wife Mila Kunis.
Kutcher's decision to have the film production in Los Angeles rather than Georgia, which offered tax breaks to Hollywood productions, highlighted his unwavering commitment to being close to his family, particularly his young kids. Speaking to Esquire, he candidly shared,
I have young kids, and I like my kids a lot. I like spending time with them.- Ashton Kutcher
His dedication to the family went beyond words as he struck a deal with Netflix, willingly accepting the extra production costs associated with shooting in Los Angeles from his salary.
Reese Witherspoon, Kutcher's co-star in Your Place or Mine, attested to his exemplary parenting, stating,
He loves his family so deeply and really is such an incredible dad who shows up every day for his kids. There is no pretense. He is just very comfortable in his own skin. And did I mention he is hysterically funny?- Reese Witherspoon
However, Kutcher, in a moment of raw honesty, revealed that his journey to becoming a better person was not without its challenges. Mila Kunis, his wife, had once labeled him "an asshole" during the initial stages of their reconnection. This revelation served as a turning point for Kutcher, motivating him to introspect and make necessary improvements, given the profound respect he holds for his wife's opinion.
Discussing their relationship, Kutcher emphasized the unique dynamic that accelerated their connection. He admired Kunis for her talents and independence, noting,
The thing about Mila that made our relationship accelerate was that I had always admired her. Her talents, her skills, her gifts. But I knew that she didn’t need me. And she knew that I didn’t need her.- Ashton Kutcher
The couple's relationship, grounded in mutual respect and authenticity, allowed them to navigate the complexities of life with openness and understanding.
Offering a glimpse into their family's rich tapestry, Kutcher shared how they celebrated various holidays, incorporating traditions from both of their backgrounds.
Raised Catholic, Kutcher embraces Shabbat and Hannukah with Kunis, who is Jewish, while also continuing to celebrate Christmas, Easter, and Passover. His approach to blending different traditions is a testament to the couple's commitment to embracing the diversity of their backgrounds and creating a harmonious family environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Did Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Date During That '70s Show?

No, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis did not date during That '70s Show. They became a couple many years after the show concluded.

How Did Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Meet?

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis first met on the set of That '70s Show, where they played on-screen love interests. Their real-life romance blossomed years later.

What Is Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis' Age Difference?

Ashton Kutcher is about seven years older than Mila Kunis. He was born on February 7, 1978, while Mila Kunis was born on August 14, 1983.

How Many Children Do Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Have?

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have two children: a daughter named Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher and a son named Dimitri Portwood Kutcher.

Are Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Involved In Any Joint Business Ventures?

Yes, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis co-founded the Covo, a premium wine brand. They launched the business in 2020, showcasing their shared passion for entrepreneurship and wine.

Final Words

In the world of red carpets and flashing cameras, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have managed to keep the flame of their love burning bright. Their story is not just one of Hollywood romance but also a narrative of growth, resilience, and shared values. As their journey continues to unfold, fans eagerly anticipate the next chapter in the love story that has solidified Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis as one of Hollywood's most beloved couples.
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