We just love Ashton Kutcher. He's just one of those personalities that we gravitate toward. Even back in the day when we merely knew him as the somewhat dimwitted Michael Kelso on That '70s Show, we adored this guy. But his more recent years have caused our adoration for the actor, philanthropist, and venture capitalist to grow.
This is because he got together with his former That '70s Show costar Mila Kunis and ended up having a couple of kids of his own, Wyatt and Dimitri — cute fact: Kutcher actually wanted to name his son, Dimitri, Hawkeye... but it didn't go over well with Kunis. Anyway, our interest in Kutcher's life has grown over the years, but there are a number of things that we still don't know.
This list will delve into the personal life of the famed celebrity and give everyone a tad more insight. We'll cover some of his life as a dad, including how he raises his kids, what he's done for his kids, and how he feels being a dad, but we'll also cover his romantic life, history, and the broader connections he has with his family. Regardless, most people surely aren't going to know 90% of the information presented here. Without further ado, here are 20 facts (with pictures) of things most fans don't know about dad Ashton Kutcher.
20 The Kids Adore His Grover Impression
While speaking with James Corden on his show, The Late Late Show With James Corden, Kutcher, explained that he does a somewhat surprising impression of a character one wouldn't expect him to do. This character is Grover from Sesame Street. Although, we guess we shouldn't be too taken aback given the fact that his kids are really into Sesame Street. Before doing the impression live for Corden and his adoring audience, Kutcher explained that his kids absolutely go bonkers for this impression and it has further endeared him to them. We bet this is something you probably didn't know about the famous actor.
19 Ashton And Mila Both Have The Same Bad Dream
A lot of the best information about Ashton Kutcher's personal life has actually come out of interviews on The Howard Stern Show. But this really does make sense, given the fact that Howard Stern is the best celebrity interviewer around. One time, Kutcher told Stern that both he and Mila Kunis have a recurring dream that makes them both very unhappy with one another. Both he and his wife have similar dreams, and this actually affects their mood the next morning. Since these dreams feel really authentic while they're having them, they can leave long-lasting impacts. But, obviously, the pair of actors continue to be in a loving relationship that will probably last.
18 Being A Witness In A Very Unfortunate Case
According to News.com.au, Ashton Kutcher is actually preparing to take part in a trial that involves his late ex-girlfriend. Back in 2001, Kutcher was with a woman named Ashely Ellerin. One night, he was supposed to get together with her, but she didn't end up with him at his friends' party. Kutcher tried to get ahold of her but couldn't. This brought him to her house to make sure she was okay. When he knocked on the door, she didn't answer. Unfortunately, this was her last night on earth, as a very bad individual had already been to her house. The investigation was particularly slow and has only now resulted in a trial that will determine the fate of the individual accused. Kutcher has been more than willing to get involved and speak on behalf of someone he once cared about deeply.
17 He Took Care Of His Children's Domain Names WAY Before They'll Ever Need Them
Being the techy that he is, Ashton Kutcher made sure to do something that most parents don't even think of. He went out and purchased a few domain names that use the full names of both his son and daughter. This is because he wanted to protect their names from anyone wanting to use them in less than flattering ways down the road. Also securing them now meant that they wouldn't have to buy them back from someone who would essentially purchase them and keep them from the celebrity's children in order to make a bit of dough from them. This is very forward thinking and pretty important for a father in the film and television industry.
16 A Romance Tied To A Love Of The Bachelor
Although many people aren't willing to admit that they love The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, Ashton Kutcher is not one of them. In fact, he bonded over The Bachelor with Howard Stern in an interview with him on his Sirius XM radio show. Kutcher explained that he and his wife, Mila Kunis, actually are totally into the shows and bond over it themselves. The pair even appeared in an episode with Rachel Lindsey and have made sure to take photos with previous contestants and winners whenever they see them in public. Kutcher also explained that he and his wife have fun with the show at home. He said, “We like to turn on their one-on-one dates when they’re sitting down and nobody eats and they talk to each other. We shut the sound off, and we imitate what the conversation probably is."
15 Hopefully, Webbed Feet Don't Run In The Family
Ashton Kutcher was always seen as a heartthrob while on That 70's Show. Nowadays, people still see him as an incredibly handsome man. And how could anybody disagree with that? But even the most attractive people have their supposed flaws. So, what's Ashton Kutcher's? Well, he claims that it's his feet. During an interview with Jonathan Rossback in 2008, Kutcher showed off his webbed toes. Although they aren't too bad, his middle toes are definitely stuck closer together than his others. This isn't that big of a deal and many of us would gladly take webbed toes in order to look like him, but we bet that he hoped that this trait wouldn't be passed down to his kids, Wyatt and Dimitri.
14 There Are No Christmas Gifts Exchanged... Most Of The Time
In 2017, Ashton Kutcher, as well as his wife, Mila Kunis, made headlines after they said that they seldom give their kid's Christmas or Hannukah presents. Although the pair are more into Judaism than anything else, Christmas remains a big holiday in their household. But still, they make sure that their kids don't expect to receive presents as most kids do. This is because Kutcher really doesn't want Wyatt and Dimitri to become entitled brats like many celebrity kids... Ehem... Ehem... certain celeb kids of late... Instead, the grandparents are the ones who constantly give their grandkids gifts. Mommy and daddy will only do it on rare occasions when they least expect it, making the experience all the more special. Most of the time, Kutcher and Kunis make charitable donations on behalf of their children.
13 Raising His Kids To Make Their Own Money Is A MUST
Of all the entries on this list, this may be the most well-known. Having said that, it still seems to take people aback given the fact that most celebrities don't think this way. Ashton Kutcher and talented, likable, and beautiful wife, Mila Kunis, are adamant about raising children who don't become entitled brats who rest on the laurels of their parents. This is precisely why they don't have a trust fund and absolutely aren't brought up to believe that they are entitled to any of the money their parents have worked hard to make. After all, both Kutcher and Kunis came from lower-middle-class families. He wants his kids to know that they don't have a bank account. Any money he gives to his kids will be an investment for things they have proven they need. From there, they'll be expected to recoup the investment.
12 Fasting Alone In A Cabin Got Him Over Demi Moore
Before Mila Kunis, the great love of Ashton Kutcher's life was actor Demi Moore. The pair were together for a number of years despite many going after both of them for their age difference. Eventually, the pair got married and Ashton became very close with Demi's kids, who she had with Bruce Willis. After the pair went their separate ways, Kutcher wasn't particularly unhappy. During a wide-ranging interview on his pal Dax Shepard‘s podcast, Armchair Expert, he said that he went to the mountains alone for a solid week and removed all technology including his phone and computer. He didn't eat a thing and only drank water and tea. He didn't speak while he was there and just spent time with how he felt, wrote, and mediated. This was the start of getting over this bad time.
11 A Bad Habit Brought Him To His Baby Mama
After he went his sperate way from Demi Moore, Kutcher was once again on the market. One night he was hanging out with his friends and his That '70s Show co-star, Mila Kunis. Although he had barely seen Kunis after working on the show, the two remained friendly and absolutely had zero romantic chemistry. In fact, he told Howard Stern, in 2017, that he was planning on setting his friend up with Kunis that very night. But he never showed and he ended up hitting it off with his old friend and colleague. But what brought them together was Kutcher making an effort to spend time with Kunis while she was indulging in her smoking habit. She ended up making him take part with her, even though he didn't want to. This is what caused the two to begin having a romantic connection.
10 Helped His Wife DO Her Chemistry Homework
Not many husbands can say that they've helped their wives with their chemistry homework. But Ashton Kutcher can since he worked with his wife back in the days when she was still in high-school. When the two worked on That '70s Show, the played romantic partners even though Kutcher was in his early twenties while Kunis was 14. How did that happen? Well, Kunis fibbed her age in order to get the job on the show. While she was taking classes on set, Kutcher made sure he helped her with her high school chemistry homework during the show’s run. He was actually really good at it since he did bioengineering at the University of Iowa beforehand.
9 No Nanny Is Used In His Household
It may take many fans back to know that Ashton Kutcher does NOT employ a nanny to look after the kids he had with Mila Kunis. Both Kutcher and Kunis are against having a nanny in the household, at least for themselves. When asked about this in an interview, Kutcher said, “We just want to know our kid. We want to be the people that know what to do when the baby’s crying to make the baby not cry anymore. We want to know, like, when she makes a little face or something, we want to be emotionally in touch with her.” This also makes sure their kids know that they are more like "normal" families than they may think due to their parents' wealth.
8 His First Job Was WAY More Modest Than His Current One
Yep, like many celebrities who came from little, Ashton Kutcher had a very "normal" first job. He wasn't a social media influencer like many kids nowadays; he actually was a butcher. In fact, he had to skin the fur off of the animals for the butcher, which is a pretty icky job. But, he had to make money when he was young, and this was the way to do that. This is decidedly ickier than many first jobs, such as Harry Styles'; for the record, Styles worked in a bakery before he became a superstar. Ashton's days in the butcher shop made him eat far less meat in his adulthood. Although he's not a vegetarian, he does make sure to limit his meat intake. If you worked in a butcher shop, chances are, you would too.
7 Although He Loves His New Family, He Misses Demi's Kids
It can be really challenging to come into an established family and make true connections with kids who are not your own. However, it can be even harder to leave a family that you've made connections with. Unfortunately for Ashton Kutcher, this is precisely what happened during the whole situation with actor Demi Moore. Before Kutcher came into the picture, Moore had kids with her previous husband, Looper star, Bruce Willis. But Kutcher became very close with Moore's children when he was with her. Now that they are no longer together, Kutcher has been open about these feelings and has told the press that his current wife totally understands. This is why Kutcher tries to maintain some semblance of a friendship with Moore's kids such as Rumer Willis.
6 Trent Reznor And Ashton Are NOT Friends
Celebrity arguments are quite common. After all, people in these industries tend to compete for attention and opportunities. But in the case of Oscar-winning Nine Inch Nails frontman, Trent Reznor, well, he and Ashton Kutcher... they just don't like one another. This is because Reznor has been very open about his feelings when it comes to Kutcher. He thinks Kutcher is a poseur, especially when it comes to his dealings and investments in Silicon Valley and the tech industries such as Uber. Although Kutcher has seemingly done nothing to Reznor, the talented alt-rock musician just really doesn't think highly of him. This has led to some pretty comfortable situations.
5 Setting Up His Family Thanks To Some Tech Investments
Most people have no idea that Ashton Kutcher made the vast majority of his estate by making some pretty strategic investments in companies that ended up becoming incredibly successful. Over the years, Kutcher has made some serious money off of business like Uber, Skype, Airbnb, Spotify, Pinterest, Shazam, and Warby Parker. This is how he's really been able to set himself, and his family, up. That and he's had significant help from his successful wife, who is an even bigger star than he is. When it came to taking chances in the tech industries, Kutcher had a pretty simple philosophy. He said, “If we don’t make a dollar, but we change the world in a meaningful way because we solve real problems and we support great people and do our best to help, the returns are going to be the exhaust of that."
4 Being His Wife's First Smooch
Another thing that most husbands can't say is that they were their wife's first smooch. This is very uncommon nowadays, and it would have been very unlikely if Kutcher wasn't his current wife's co-star back when they were young. However, when they had their first smooch, the age difference between them was more notable as he was in his early twenties and she was merely 14. How was this allowed? Well, for one, the pair were playing romantic partners on That '70s Show and the script required the smooch. But more importantly, nobody really knew how old Kunis was, as she and her family kept her true age hidden for a while in order to get the job on the show. Kutcher saw Kunis as his little sister, so the smooch was pretty uncomfortable for both of them. But they had to get used to it as the characters were together for the majority of the show's run.
3 He's Close With His Brother, Who Has Been Through A Lot
Although Ashton Kutcher appears to have had a blessed life, he was less fortunate when he was younger. However, his brother, Michael, was decidedly less lucky than he was. While receiving the Robert D. Ray Pilliar of Character Award in April 2017, Kutcher opened up about his brother. He told the audience that his brother was born with cerebral palsy and this made his life quite challenging indeed. But Kutcher said that his brother taught him to love despite his condition. This is one of the reasons he remained so close to his brother, who most people don't even know he has. In the speech, he went on by saying, "We’re not all created equal. We’re all created incredibly unequal to one another, in our capabilities and what we can do and how we think and what we see. But we all have the equal capacity to love one another, and my brother taught me that.”
2 Encouraging His Kids To Speak Multiple Languages
Due to his wife being from Russia, Ashton Kutcher has encouraged his kids to take up multiple languages. He has said that he wants them to be as worldly as possible and know that the entire planet doesn't just speak their tongue. After all, Kunis had to learn her second language when she and her family moved to the West. Once Kutcher and Kunis saw that their kids were able to absorb so much information at a young age, they decided to teach them an assortment of different languages while they were most able to. These skills will undoubtedly help them as they grow up. Additionally, they will allow them to travel to different places and better understand the cultures and lifestyles of others.
1 The Spotlight Is Something He Doesn't Want For His Kids
There's a good reason why we know very little about Ashton Kutcher's life as a dad, as well as his kids, Wyatt and Dimitri. This is because both he and his wife have kept them away from the spotlight. This is because they really don't want their kids to be under the lens that they could be under. Unlike him, Kutcher's kids didn't choose a life in the entertainment industry and therefore shouldn't be subjected to the negative qualities that go with it. Being photographed by the paparazzi is basically the extent of their children in the press. However, this celebrity dad has stated that he is more than okay with his kids choosing this lifestyle for themselves once they are older. But while they are young, he wants his kids to live as "normally" as possible.
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