From friends with benefits to Mr. and Mrs.! Mila Kunis revealed in a new interview with Howard Stern that she and husband Ashton Kutcher started out as casual sex buddies years prior to getting married.
“We, oddly, both did a movie called — I did Friends With Benefits, he did a movie called No Strings Attached,” Kunis, 32, told Stern, 62, during a Tuesday appearance on his SiriusXM radio show. “If we just paid attention to these movies, we should know that s–t like this does not work out in real life. Well, we clearly didn’t pay attention. We shook hands, we’re like, ‘Let’s just have fun!’ I mean, literally, we lived out our movies. We literally just had a very open conversation.”
Kunis, who played Kutcher’s love interest on That ’70s Show for eight seasons when she was a teenager, told the host that she and her actor hubby, now 38, would have never worked out had they gotten together in their younger days: “We would never be together based on the people that we used to be.”
However, sparks flew between the former costars years later, when Kunis accepted Kutcher’s invitation to attend a housewarming party in 2011. Although the Jobs star initially meant to set Kunis up with one of his friends, he ditched that plan once she arrived to his home with a gal pal.
The Bad Moms actress told Stern that Kutcher’s good looks “took her breath away” the moment she laid eyes on him that night — and her man immediately became “territorial” of her.
“So I went over. Long story short — I didn’t leave till the next morning,” Kunis recounted. “And that was the first time, ever, that I’d ever slept over when I was single … at a guy’s house.”
Asked if she and Kutcher ended up sleeping together, Kunis responded: “Well, I’ll tell you this much, he didn’t let me leave. At 2 in the morning I was like, ‘I’m gonna call an Uber! See you later.’ And he was like, ‘You’re crazy!’ And I was like, ‘Bye!'” [Laughs.]
“Like, when I was single, I was so adamant about never, as stupid as it sounds, never staying over at a guy’s house,” she added. “I was, like, peacing out, and he was like, ‘You’re not leaving.’ And that was the first time and only time.”
Kutcher pursued Kunis after he and ex-wife Demi Moore announced their split in 2011 following his messy affair with Sara Leal. As previously reported, Kutcher hooked up with Leal and another girl in a hot tub during a night out at San Diego’s Hard Rock Hotel in September 2011. The same year Kutcher pulled the plug on his marriage to Moore, 53, Kunis broke up with ex-beau Macaulay Culkin after eight years of dating.
“I thought he was going to go on a mad tear after he broke up with Demi,” Stern candidly told Kunis, to which she conceded: “You and I both, Howard! So, then we end up having a lot of talks about how this is a huge mistake, and how he needs to be single and I need to go and be single.”
While he and Kunis attempted to be nonexclusive, the pair eventually realized that they didn’t want to see anybody else but each other.
“We’d literally attempt to go see other people, and then that night we’d be like, ‘Hey! What are you up to? Wanna come over?'” Kunis recalled. “It ended up going from just having fun to genuinely wanting … When I realized I was nervous when I spoke to him. I was like, ‘I don’t like this anymore.'”
The duo — who are parents to 21-month-old daughter Wyatt — tied the knot in July 2015. Kunis is currently pregnant and expecting her second child with Kutcher.
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