Ashton Kutcher’s Twin Michael Says His Brother and Mila Kunis Were “Meant to Be”: It’s “Like Ross and Rachel”

Ashton Kutcher's brother Michael and wife Katie on June 23, 2014
Ashton Kutcher's twin brother, Michael Kutcher, talked with Us Weekly about Mila Kunis, saying she and Ashton were "meant to be" like "Ross and Rachel" from Friends Chance Yeh/Getty

Ashton Kutcher's family has a lot to celebrate these days. In addition to the actor's engagement and baby news with Mila Kunis, his sister Tausha is pregnant and his twin brother Michael is newly married. Us Weekly caught up with Michael, 36, on Monday, June 23, at the Harboring Hearts 2nd Annual Summer Soiree in New York City, where he spoke about the Kutchers' recent wave of good fortune.

"My sister and Ashton are both expecting—it's so exciting for the whole family!" Michael told Us. "Ashton and Mila are so excited to be parents." The rest of the Kutcher clan is pretty thrilled, too. "I have a 9-year-old myself, and a 4-year-old, and there's a 16-year-old in the family," he said. "We're so excited to expand the cousins of the new generation."

Michael went on to share some family traditions—which will now include his future sister-in-law and niece-to-be. "My mom comes from an Irish Catholic background. She has 10 brothers and sisters, so we have a huge extended family. They're all around the same area," he explained of his Midwest-based relatives, noting that the group still gathers for major holidays. "We had 83 people in a farmhouse last Christmas, and Grandma cooked for everyone."

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So will the whole family be at the Two and a Half Men actor's wedding to Kunis, 30? "I don't really know. Obviously we have to hold some of that stuff close to the vest, but it's going to be amazing," Michael told Us. "I mean, I love Mila."

"Those two reunited after 14 years, and I think they were meant to be," he continued of the pair, who first met as costars on the sitcom That '70s Show. "It'd be like Ross and Rachel getting married [from Friends], like David Schwimmer and Jennifer Aniston getting married!" he quipped. 

"They make such a great couple," he added of his brother and his brother's fiancee. "I'm so happy for them, I really am. Ashton is in a really great place right now."

Michael also spoke with Us at the event about his health, his advocacy work on behalf of kids with cerebral palsy (he was born with the condition), and about having a heart transplant in 1991, when he and his now-famous twin were just 13 years old. "The doctors told me I needed a heart transplant or only had three to four weeks to live. Then after that it came down to 48 hours to go," he recalled. He made the transplant list after 24 hours, and got his heart another 24 hours after that.

When he woke up from the surgery, he shared in a speech at the soiree, he was surrounded by loved ones. "I remember…seeing my whole family, including Ashton, in the bed," he said, "and I knew I was going to be okay."

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