What Really Happened Between Brittany Murphy And Ashton Kutcher

There are some Hollywood mysteries that we may never get the answer to, and one of them involves Ashton Kutcher and the late Brittany Murphy. As the story goes, Kutcher and Murphy first hit it off on the set of their movie Just Married. Upon the release of the film in 2003, Kutcher revealed to People the two started out as friends, but quickly became something much more.

"When we were doing the movie, we were just friends," said the Guess Who actor at the time. "We just kind of started hanging out more. And now we've been hanging out a lot more." The actor's mom even chimed in, comparing their off-screen relationship with their on-screen one. "It's like, 'Are those two even acting?'" said Kutcher's mother, Dianne Portwood. "They act the same way here at home. They're always holding hands, goofing around, wrestling around on the floor the way people in love do. It makes a mother happy to see someone actually care for your child as much as you do."

With dating rumors confirmed, things only escalated as fans began to wonder if Brittany Murphy and Ashton Kutcher were actually secretly engaged.

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As director of their joint film Just Married, Shawn Levy once confessed that actors Ashton Kutcher and Brittany Murphy were "bouncing off each other, riffing, kidding around and laughing" from "the minute they met."

As the Hollywood couple slowly stepped out on the scene in the early 2000s, Kutcher and Murphy were rumored to be engaged, with the couple wearing matching rings, according to Bustle. Levy, who previously gushed about the couple's off-screen dynamic, denied the rumors revealing the rings were essentially a part of some publicity stunt for the movie — but were fans just being Punk'd? We may never know.

The celebrity couple reportedly split after just a few months (via Entertainment Tonight). Upon Murphy's tragic death in 2009, Kutcher told Nightline, "She was like the person who walked in the room and she was always the first person to dance. You know when you go to a party and everybody is standing around, and the music is going — and you know sooner or later everyone is going to dance. She was always the first person to dance." He added, "And I just try to connect to that and celebrate who she was and how she was, and not make sense of it, 'cause there is no sense of making sense of it."