Michael! Back in 1998 Mila Kunis was often yelling that name in anger at her co-star Ashton Kutcher. The two were young actors in the first big roles of their lives on That 70’s Show. Kunis, who was only 14 when production started, played a character named Jackie Burkhart, a loud, obnoxious, rich girl who was dating Ashton Kutcher’s character, Michael Kelso, the simple-minded buffoon who everybody loved to laugh at. The two characters dated in the show for the first few seasons and Kunis’ character was often yelling at Kutcher’s character for any one of the many dimwitted things he did. 16 years, a marriage, and multiple relationships later, the two are engaged and pregnant in real life. A true Hollywood love story comes around very rarely, but it seems that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have found themselves living in one such story.
The two spent eight years, from 1998-2006, working together on That 70’s Show. Kunis said her first kiss ever was with Kutcher on set, in front a live studio audience. Fans of the show had hoped that the two stars would get together in real life as they quickly became the more famous of the cast mates. But as their characters in the show grew apart, so did the two in real life. Those working on the show said that they did not like working together and did not get along compared to the rest of the cast; including their cast mates, who were shocked when they found out they were dating.
By the time That 70’s Show ended the two could not stand working together and Mila Kunis had been dating actor Macaulay Culkin for a long time, and Ashton was with Demi Moore. In 2011 Kunis and Culkin split and then in 2013 Kutcher and Moore divorced. It was Mila who reached out to Ashton after his divorce, more as a friend, and she wanted to bury their past differences. Kutcher was hurt after the divorce and the two started a strong friendship, one that most never thought would happen. Like any great Hollywood love story, the friendship between Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher quickly turned into a romance.
The two have been dating around two years now. Their relationship was kept quiet in the beginning but eventually the pair were seen everywhere together. In February, Mila was seen sporting an engagement ring but tried to keep it quiet from the press. Eventually the news broke and she could not help but show it off any chance she got. Friends of the two say after Kutcher’s divorce he wanted to do it right and treat his new romance in a more traditional way. He first went to Mark Kunis, Mila’s father, and asked for his blessing in asking his daughter for her hand in marriage. He said yes and shortly after Ashton proposed. The two have said that they do not want a long engagement period and expect the wedding to be sometime in 2014.
A month after the two got engaged more new broke that Kunis was pregnant, and just this week the two were spotted out at a Clippers game where they were fully engaged to one another, and were featured kissing on the kiss-cam. The child will be both Mila and Ashton’s first; apparently one of the reasons Ashton and Demi Moore got divorced was because they were having trouble getting pregnant. With a baby on the way and the wedding expected to be this year, the two have a lot to look forward to. It is usually not a good thing when co-stars date as it makes working together more difficult. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher did not have that problem, but six years after they stopped working together the two struck up their relationship and turned in into a promising Hollywood love story.
Commentary by Chris Dragicevich