Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are definitely one of Hollywood's favorite couples. They have the whole friends-to-partners twist, they have a great dynamic and seem to genuinely enjoy one another's company, and they have the cute story of meeting on set back in their younger days and reconnecting years and years later.
I mean, their relationship is basically like one of the romcoms they both star in! Who knows, maybe one day they'll write a movie inspired by their journey to love.
They also have an absolutely adorable growing family and are thriving in their respective jobs. Ashton loves to dabble in all kinds of entrepreneurial ventures, and they're both red carpet staples. So, how on earth do they balance it all and make time for their relationship? What is it really like in the Kutcher-Kunis household? There's a lot to admire about this Hollywood couple, that's for sure. Even though Hollywood is an incredibly tough place for relationships, we have a feeling these two are going to make it work because they just seem so rock solid in their relationship.
Here are 25 things you may not have known about Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's relationship, from the very beginning to right now.
25 They're Not Planning On Leaving Their Kids Any Hollywood Money
Ashton and Mila have both worked really hard to get to where they're at today and have managed to build extremely successful careers. They're A-Listers who command millions per movie and really don't need to worry too much about money.
So, you'd assume they'd want to set their adorable kids up for life, right? Not exactly.
Even though they're worth millions and millions, Kutcher spilled on Dax Shepherd's podcast that, while he'd help fund any entrepreneurial ventures his kids have, he isn't about to give them a free pass their entire lives.
24 Ashton Was Mila's First Kiss, Ever
Talk about an adorable milestone! In addition to being her husband, Ashton Kutcher can lay claim to being the first man to ever give Mila Kunis a kiss! Back when she started on That '70s Show, Kunis was just 14 years old and had never been kissed. So, a scene she had where Kelso had to plant one on Jackie ended up being her first ever kiss—it's kind of cute that their first ever smooch was documented on film and is something they can rewatch whenever they want.
23 At First, Their Relationship Wasn't Even Exclusive
Mila and Ashton seem like such a perfect couple that it's hard to remember a time when they weren't together. However, when their relationship was first starting out, they didn't jump into the deep end right away.
In fact, they weren't even exclusive at first!
They were upfront and open in their communication, always letting the other person know when they were seeing someone else. But it took about three months for them to make the move from casually getting together to actually being exclusive. Crazy!
22 They Limit The Number Of Gifts Their Kids Get
Though they have enough money to give their children Wyatt and Dimitri any gift their hearts desire, Ashton and Mila aren't going to be the type of parents who go crazy over every holiday and occasion. And, they've revealed, that's partly because their children's grandparents tend to be so over the top that they themselves tend to keep things a bit more low key. I mean, you can't fault grandparents for wanting to spoil their adorable grandchildren—they're total cuties!
21 Their Wedding Was Super Secret — No Sales To The Tabloids Here!
There are so many celebrities out there who basically transform their wedding into one of the most lucrative days of their lives rather than one of the most romantic. They invite the press, they sell exclusive photos, and it all becomes a bit much. Mila and Ashton didn't want to be involved in that kind of circus on their special day, so they had a super secret ceremony that Kutcher claimed was a "ninja effort." In fact, they even shared fake locations leading up to it to try to throw the press off their tail.
20 Their Wedding Bands Are Inexpensive Picks From Etsy
You would think that both Ashton and Mila would buy super luxe wedding bands—after all, they're supposed to symbolize your love, and the price is certainly no issue for the celebrity couple.
However, they just didn't see the point in spending so much on their bands.
So, while Aston got Mila a super gorgeous engagement ring that was definitely pricey, when it came to their wedding bands, they ordered them from craft-making site Etsy for just $190 for both of them. Talk about a budget-friendly pick!
19 They Both Go By Stage Names
In Hollywood, it can be tough to know who goes by their real name and who has a stage name, because many stage names aren't too out there. Sure, there are the Lady Gagas of the world.
But a lot of stage names are just a slight twist on an actor's regular name, designed to help them stand out from the crowd a little bit.
In some cases, it's simply in an effort to make it easier for a North American audience to pronounce. That's exactly what Mila and Ashton did. Ashton's real name is Christopher Ashton Kutcher and Mila's real name is Milena Kunis.
18 They're Both Superfans Of The Bachelor - They Even Made A Cameo
It's always interesting to learn which shows capture celebrities' attention—and it's even better when it's a juicy reality television show that a celebrity is low-key obsessed with. It turns out Ashton and Mila, everyone's favorite couple, are obsessed with the show that's all about finding love in a high drama environment—The Bachelor. They count the show as their biggest guilty pleasure, and are such fans that they even appeared on an episode back in 2017 to help then-Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay.
17 They Almost Named Their Son Walt
We love that they decided to give Mila's heritage a bit of a nod with their son's name, calling him Dimitri, but did you know that they initially planned to name him Walt? While the alliteration of Walt and Wyatt would have been adorable, Kunis apparently had a bit of an epiphany one day while they were driving and realized that Dimitri was the right name for their soon-to-be-born son. Hey, when you know, you know! Call it a mother's intuition.
16 Ashton Has A Twin Brother — So He Knows What Growing Up With Siblings Is Like
While Ashton is a big name celebrity now, back when he was growing up, he was just one half of a set of twins.
Not only does he have a brother but he has a twin brother, Michael.
Ashton credits his twin with teaching him about love, acceptance, and a whole lot of other major issues, as Michael has cerebral palsy. The two are obviously super close and we love that he's able to pass on his perspective to his children that siblings truly are incredibly important.
15 They Kept Things Casual At First
Not only were these two not willing to admit that they were exclusive at first—they weren't initially even willing to admit they were dating! At one point, their friendship started to take on a more physical element, but they still weren't ready to make that move into actually dating. It's ironic that they got into that kind of a situation since both have starred in movies that center on characters who are really more than just friends. However, it all worked out in the end!
14 They Actually Never Planned On Getting Married
To many, it seems like Ashton and Mila had a bit of a whirlwind romance. Sure, they've known each other forever, but they went from mere friends and former co-stars to dating to married relatively quickly.
However, did you know that they actually never planned on getting married at all?
Ashton already had a marriage under his belt and wasn't interested in rushing into another. However, the two eventually realized that they wanted to take the next step and tied the knot.
13 Neither Is A Stranger To Commitment
There are some celebrities who are serial daters and are always appearing at events with a new partner on their arm, but neither Mila nor Ashton are like that.
Both are totally cool with commitment.
Ashton was married to actress Demi Moore for several years, and while Mila hadn't been married before, she dated child star Macaulay Culkin for a whopping eight years, which is practically like being married. Ashton and Mila, however, moved pretty quickly in their relationship because they just knew that they had something special.
12 They Take Family Days At The Library
If you've ever wondered where celebrity families hang out, and whether they're only at exclusive, glamorous places, well, here's your answer. While Mila and Ashton probably take Wyatt and Dimitri to some exclusive places, they're also totally fine with just taking them to the regular library. Mila raved about their family outings to ET Online, saying that "we have a public library card everywhere we go. When it is really hot outside, we go to the library and read books." Adorable!
11 Mila Only Took Acting Classes To Help Herself Learn English At First
There are some celebrities who know when they're children that acting is all they want to do when they grow up. Since Mila Kunis got her start when she was just a teenager, many assume that was the case for her.
However, in reality, Mila only started taking acting classes because she needed to improve her English skills.
She spilled to Obsessed With Film, saying that "I was new to America so my English wasn't great at that time so [my parents] were like 'you know what? We'll send you to a little class where you can make friends and learn English'." Obviously, it worked out!
10 The Were Both Teenagers When They First Met
It's crazy to think that long careers both Mila and Ashton have had in the industry, and it's not because they're old—it's because both of them got their start when they were very young. Back when they landed their roles on That '70s Show, which catapulted them both to stardom, Mila was only 14 years old and Ashton was just 19. They both had a few successes under their belts—Mila had a few commercials, and Ashton had some modeling gigs—but that role was both of their first big break.
9 Ashton Used To Help Mila With Her Chemistry Homework On Set
Actors who star on television shows together spend a lot of time together. Sure, films are grueling and require long hours, but television show casts are together for episode after episode, season after season, particularly on shows that end up being successful and running for quite a few seasons like That '70s Show. The cast is there for a lot of things in each other's lives—including homework. When Kunis was on the show, she was still in high school, and Ashton actually helped her with her chemistry homework from time to time.
8 Ashton Values His Wife And Gets Mad When People Ask Wardrobe Questions On The Red Carpet
It's no secret that female celebrities are asked completely different questions on the red carpet than their male counterparts—usually to do with beauty or fashion. And Ashton just isn't cool with the types of questions his wife is asked. Kutcher actually told People that "I prize her as the most valuable person in the world to me. You have a chance to sit with Mila Kunis and that's what you ask her?" Talk about a supportive husband! We love his stance on sexist red carpet questions.
7 Ashton Is A Huge Chicago Bears Fan
It seems like every celebrity in the entertainment industry is a Los Angeles Lakers fan, but quite a few also support other teams across the country—and Ashton is one of those celebrities with a particular sports team he backs. For him, it's the Chicago Bears.
He's been to the Super Bowl to cheer them on when they made it back in 2007, and even described his fandom to Men's Health as "really obsessively unhealthy."
Who knows, maybe he can double date with Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari at some point and get the inside scoop on the team.
6 Ashton Coached High School Football For A Season
If you've ever wondered whether Ashton would do typical dad stuff, like help coach his kid's sports team, once his kids are a little bit older—well, the answer is probably yes. Back in 2008, Ashton wanted to help out with a youth sports team and inspire the kids.
So, he actually volunteered for a season as an assistant coach for a Los Angeles high school's football team.
If either of his children decides to play sports growing up, he'll definitely be on the sidelines cheering them on—and perhaps rocking the coach role.
5 Ashton Got His Start As A Model
With his height and classic good looks, it probably comes as no surprise that Ashton initially got his start in the industry as a model. Back when he was just a student trying to make some money, he fell into modeling and ended up working with some major brands like Calvin Klein and Versace. However, not long into his career, he realized he wanted to be in front of the camera in another capacity—as an actor—and began pursuing that dream instead.
4 Ashton Adores His Kids And Even Tries To Be A Pinterest Dad Sometimes
Okay, this one is pretty adorable. As all dads, Ashton wants to make his kids happy.
So he decided to brighten their mornings one day by crafting pancakes in the shape of their favorite characters from the popular kids show Paw Patrol.
However, his daughter Wyatt was having none of it and asked him "what's this supposed to be?" when presented with her pancake. Ashton gave us a glimpse into his world by sharing the moment on Instagram, and it's pretty sweet.
3 They Have Their Own Family Version Of Shabbat Every Friday
Both Ashton and Mila have appeared on the Armchair Expert podcast, and when she was on the show, Mila revealed a few things about her hubby—including that he was very religious when they first started dating. Who knew? Apparently, Kutcher has been a serious student of Judaism and Kabbalah for quite a few years now, and the family actually celebrates their version of Shabbat with their family on every Friday. They're definitely such a down to earth couple in all senses.
2 Although Ashton Was A Huge Twitter Fan At First, Now They Both Mostly Avoid Social Media
Back when social media was just starting to become a huge force in the world, Ashton was one of the first celebrities who really jumped on the bandwagon.
He was a huge Twitter supporter in its early years, but their attitude has changed over the years.
Now that they've been in the industry for quite a while, and now that they're parents, both Mila and Ashton realize the value of privacy and the damaging effect that social media's negativity can have, so they mostly avoid it.
1 They Both Know What It's Like To Balance Work And Home
It's tough enough to have one person in the family involved in the entertainment industry, required to spend long hours on set or travelling to film projects in international locations. Having two people in the industry in one family? Even crazier. However, they make it work. Mila admitted on Live With Kelly that "I've changed my work schedule a bit. I think that when I got pregnant with Wyatt, I put so much pressure on myself to figure out 'how am I going to balance work and life?' And I realized it's impossible."
References: People, She Knows, ABC News