AceShowbiz - Mila Kunis had known Ashton Kutcher and had been friend with him long before they got married and welcomed their first child together. Those who've been wondering how their friendship turned into a romantic relationship are in luck because the actress opened up about it when she was appearing on Howard Stern's SiriusXM show on Tuesday, July 19.
As a lot of their fans have known, Kunis and Kutcher starred as a couple on the hit sitcom "That '70s Show" which ran from 1998 through 2006. In the chat with Stern, she revealed that she and Kutcher "had always kept in touch" but "never thought of him romantically" before she ran into him at an awards show in 2012.
"I see this guy and I see his back and he's really tall. Then, he just turns around and it was literally like if we were in a movie, the music would start playing and the violins would go. I think for the first time ever he took my breath away - I was like, F**k, he's good-looking,' " Kunis recalled.
Following the encounter, Kutcher invited her to his housewarming party. He initially planned to set her up with one of his friends, but he became "territorial" all of a sudden. "Long story short, I didn't leave 'till the next morning," she continued. "And that was the first time, ever, that I'd ever slept over when I was single... at a guy's house."
They then agreed to be friends with benefits after they both talked about the ends of their respective relationships. At the time, Kutcher had just broken up with Demi Moore and Kunis had just split from Macaulay Culkin whom she dated for nine years.
"We, oddly, both did a movie called - I did 'Friends With Benefits', he did a movie called 'No Strings Attached'," Kunis said. "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."
After three months of casually dating, both Kunis and Kutcher realized they wanted to make their relationship exclusive. "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?' " she shared. "It ended up going from just having fun to genuinely wanting... When I realized I was nervous was when I spoke to him. I was like, 'I don't like this anymore.' "
Months after that, Kunis got pregnant with her and Kutcher's first child. The pair welcomed the baby, a daughter named Wyatt, back in 2014 before surprising themselves by tying the knot in July 2015. "We started dating with the idea we were both never going to get married. A year later we were like, 'Tomorrow let's [get married],' " she said. They're now expecting their second child.