Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis's Relationship Timeline

From on-screen couple to husband and wife—a decade later.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2018 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center on December 3, 2017 in Mountain View, California.

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It’s a real-life Hollywood fairytale: after playing a couple on-screen as Kelso and Jackie in That 70’s Show, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis reconnected years after the show went off the air and are now happily married with two little ones. From the sitcom to the decade of distance before reconnecting, here is everything you need to know about Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' relationship.

  • Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis met on the set of That 70’s Show, where they played on-again and off-again couple Kelso and Jackie. 
  • Ashton went on to marry actress Demi Moore after he left the show in 2005, while Mila was in a long-term relationship with Macaulay Culkin from 2002-2011.
  • They reconnected in 2012 at the 69th Golden Globe Awards and got married on July 4, 2015.
  • The couple shares two children together: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, born in 2014, and Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, born in 2016.

1998: First Meeting

The teenage cast of That 70's show at the unveiling of the Fox Broadcasting Company's 1998-1999 prime time program schedule at Tavern on the Green.

When Mila was just 14 years old, she met Ashton on the set of Fox’s That 70’s Show, where the two played on-again-off-again couple Jackie Burkhart (Mila) and Michael Kelso (Ashton). Although casting directors required all lead actors to be over the age of 18, Mila was able to lie her way through the audition to get the part, which she admitted to in a 2012 interview with Jay Leno. 

"I told them I was gonna be 18, which, you know, I've said this story before—it's not technically a lie, cause at one point, given all things went right, I was gonna be 18," she said. "They figured out sooner or later that I wasn't, but that's OK."

The lie worked, but their age difference proved awkward at times, particularly when it came to on-screen romance. Mila’s first-ever kiss was a scripted one between their characters, Jackie and Kelso, which Ashton didn’t realize at the time. "I'm the first guy she kissed? Oh my god, I had no idea," he told People in 2001. "I'm so glad I didn't know that or it would've been too much pressure."

September 24, 2005: Ashton’s First Marriage

Charity Gala With Demi Moore And Ashton Kutcher

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Ashton married actress Demi Moore, who was 15 years older than him, after dating for two years. The couple made headlines for their wide age gap, which Demi called “silly.” The couple wed in a Kabbalah ceremony at their home in Beverly Hills, and Ashton became a step-father to Demi’s three daughters from her marriage to Bruce Willis. 

January 2011: Mila’s Break Up Joins Forces with Hollywood Stars to Launch Celebrity Auction to Benefit Hurricane Victim

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Mila dated former child star Macaulay Culkin from 2002 to 2011, at which time the couple called it quits. 

November 17, 2011: Ashton Gets Divorced

Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher at the 13th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

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After six years of marriage, Demi made the difficult decision to divorce Ashton. The same day Demi announced her plan to file for divorce, Ashton tweeted, "Marriage is one of the most difficult things in the world and unfortunately sometimes they fail."

January 15, 2012: Reuniting at the 69th Golden Globe Awards

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Not long after news of Ashton’s divorce broke, Mila and Ashton ran into each other at the 69th Golden Globes. "I was looking around, and there was a really beautiful man from the back," Mila told Marc Maron on his podcast in 2018. "I was literally like, 'Oh, he's kinda hot.'...And then he turned around, and I was like, 'Oh, my God, it's Kutch.'"

Mila experienced a bit of deja vu seeing him again after so many years. "I thought it was the weirdest thing that I was checking this guy out, and it was someone that I had known forever," she recalled.

The timing was right for the two to reconnect, and at the end of the night, Ashton invited Mila to his upcoming housewarming party in the Hollywood Hills.

January 2012: First Kiss

Actors Ashton Kucher and Mila Kunis kiss as they are shown on the video board during the "kiss me camera" feature during the game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.

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On the night of Ashton’s housewarming party, the two shared their first kiss. Ashton recalled how it happened in Elle. "I think I was smoking cigarettes at the time, and I was still a smoker," he said. "And she had quit smoking and she was like, she wanted me to like shotgun a cigarette smoke so she could breathe it in and I was like, 'All right.'"

He continued, "And I started doing this. And gradually through the night, it got closer and closer and closer...It was kind of obvious that things were happening."

January 2012: The New Couple Keeps Things Casual

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher play ping pong at Clayton Kershaw's 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose on August 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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Things escalated quickly after the two reignited the flame at Ashton’s house party, and the two began to hook up regularly starting in January 2012. "It was the first time ever that I ever slept over at a guy's house since becoming single..." Mila told Marc Maron. "When I was single, I was so adamant about never staying at a guy's house, that I was like peacing out. And he was like, 'You're not leaving.' And that was the first time [I didn't.]"

It was around this time that Mila and Ashton starred in two separate movies with similar plot lines about a “friends with benefits” relationship gone wrong: Mila in Friends With Benefits and Ashton in No Strings Attached. “We lived our movies out," she said. "We were just like, let's just hook up. Let's have fun. We're both single. We both trust each other. Everything's great."  

April 2012: Moving In Together

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis look on from the sidelines before the game between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 22, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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After a few months of casually seeing each other, Mila decided she wasn’t happy with the relationship as it currently stood. "I was like, you know what, I actually care about you. I don't want to mess anything up so I'm just going to walk away before it becomes too much," Mila told Marc Maron.

Before she had a chance to end the relationship for good, Ashton asked her to move in with him. "If we just paid attention to these movies [we did], we should know s--- like this does not work out in real life," Mila said on the 2018 "WTF" episode.

February 2014: Engagement

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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A few months after Ashton and Demi’s divorce was finalized in November 2013, Ashton popped the question. Mila was first spotted showing off her 5-carat Tiffany solitaire diamond engagement ring worth a reported $250,000 on February 27, 2014, according to People

The rock is so impressive that Mila actually avoids wearing it out in public, she admitted in an interview with Australia’s Kyle & Jackie O radio show. “My engagement ring is in a safety deposit box, and I’m like, ‘I can’t wear this because someone’s going to chop my hand off for it.’”

May 9, 2014: Pregnancy Reveal

Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis on the field after they announced the Los Angeles Dodgers starting lineup before game four of the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs at Dodger Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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A few months after news of the couple's engagement broke, Mila revealed that she was pregnant on Ellen, saying she had been craving sauerkraut and pickles throughout her pregnancy. 

October 1, 2014: Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher Is Born

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher play ping pong at Clayton Kershaw's 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose on August 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

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On October 1, 2014, the couple welcomed their first child, Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. Per Us Weekly, Ashton told Conan O'Brien that parenthood is “the greatest thing on earth.” He continues, "We're really privileged that we have time and can afford to take time. So we don't have a nanny or a night nurse or any of that stuff. It's just the two of us."

July 4, 2015: Wedding in California

After three years of dating, the couple tied the knot at a private ceremony in Oak Glen, California, on the Fourth of July. Speaking to Glamour in 2016, Mila admitted that she didn’t believe in marriage, however. 

"I grew up in West Hollywood, and my brother has reminded me that when I was like 12, I said, 'When gay people can get married, then I'll get married.' I was ahead of my time. The Supreme Court decision [on same-sex marriage came down], and that's when Ashton and I got married,” she said.

November 30, 2016: Dimitri Portwood Kutcher Is Born

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher attend game 4 of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

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The couple welcomed their second child, a son named Dimitri Portwood Kutcher, at the end of 2016, completing their family.

December 3, 2017: First Red Carpet Together

Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis arrive at the 2018 Breakthrough Prize at NASA Ames Research Center on December 3, 2017 in Mountain View, California.

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The notoriously private couple walked the red carpet together for the first time since becoming a couple at the Breakthrough Prize Awards in 2017—five years into their marriage!

February 7, 2021: Super Bowl Commercial Co-Stars

For the first time since That’s 70’s Show, Mila and Ashton starred together on the small screen alongside Shaggy in a 2021 Super Bowl commercial for Cheetos.

"It's so silly!" Kunis told ET about the commercial. "Ashton and I, we never work together. I mean, I know we've worked together before [on That '70s Show and more]...but in the midst of quarantine, they sent us this ad to do."

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