Ashton Kutcher: I Couldn't Be With a Woman Who "Needed to Change Me"

Celebrity News Nov. 18, 2011 AT 12:45PM
Ashton Kutcher: I Couldn't Be With a Woman Who "Needed to Change Me"

Isn't it ironic?

Before wife Demi Moore announced she was ending their six-year marriage, Ashton Kutcher posed for the December cover of Men's Health magazine -- and gave a quick, prescient interview with sister mag Women's Health as well.

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Fidelity-challenged Kutcher, 33, might look back on a few of his comments with a bit of regret.

"I'm relatively scared of failure," he told Men's Health. "But I just don't see it as something that's inevitable."

His comments to Women's Health, however, truly belie some of the marital issues that likely led wife Moore, 49, to end their union.

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When asked about the best relationship advice he's ever received? "I think it’s all about working on the relationship and making it better...when it’s good," Kutcher replied. "Don't wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship."

(On Thursday, nearly two months after Kutcher cheated with 22-year-old Sara Leal, Moore confirmed in a statement that she has decided to end their marriage.)

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When asked to finish he sentence "I could never be with a woman who..." Kutcher's reply was also intriguing: "Wow, that’s tough. I could never be with a woman who felt like she needed to change me."

He adds: "I would just like a woman someday, somewhere, at some point in my life to say to me, 'You're a great listener.' Haven't heard it yet, and that's a superior compliment to get from a woman. But I'm going to work on it."

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