Why Ashton Kutcher Didn't Like Kissing Mila Kunis In That '70s Show

Although Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher got married in 2015, the actors first met years earlier on the set of "That '70s Show." But before the two got hitched, they both had other long-term relationships that were making headlines. Kutcher's relationship with his ex-wife Demi Moore was highly publicized, partly due to the couple's 16-year age gap, but also because of their many problems. After the two got divorced in 2011, Moore released a memoir where she included details about the issues that plagued their marriage. According to Elle, along with Kutcher reportedly cheating, Moore claimed he also encouraged her to break her sobriety. The couple's difficulty with infertility also strained their marriage. 

Unlike with Kutcher and Moore, there isn't much known about Kunis' relationship with her ex, Macaulay Culkin, despite the two being together for eight years. However, in 2018, Kunis revealed on Dax Shepard's "Armchair Expert" podcast that she regrets the way their relationship ended."It's f***ed up what I did and it's f***ed up how I did it," Kunis admitted. "When I got to be a single I said, 'I just need to figure myself out.' I genuinely need to know why I did what I did, and, like, regroup myself as a human being." 

But despite all the ups and downs of their past relationships, Kutcher and Kunis finally found love with each other. Still, the couple's first kiss was a strange experience, especially for Kutcher.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis had an awkward age difference

It's a well-known story that Mila Kunis lied about her age when auditioning for, and then landing, the role of Jackie on "That '70s Show." To win the part on the show, Kunis said she was 18 years old when, in reality, she was only 14. Her then co-star, Ashton Kutcher, was 19 — several years older than his future wife. After word spread about Kunis' real age, Kutcher was naturally uncomfortable when it came time to kiss her on-screen. In a 2017 interview on "The Howard Stern Show," the actor elaborated on the awkward situation.

"It was really weird," he said of the kiss. "I was like, 'Isn't this illegal? Like, am I allowed?' ... It was really awkward, cause I'm like a 19-year-old kid ... She was 14! She was like my little sister." Kutcher added, "I wanted to make sure she was okay."

Kutcher explained that, at the time, he saw Kunis as his "little sister," making the whole ordeal feel very inappropriate. If only he knew that many years later, the two would get married.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went from TV kisses to real-life kisses

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher became good friends throughout their time working together on "That '70s Show." Though Kutcher ultimately left the show before Kunis did, in a 2001 interview with People, Kunis revealed that the two stayed in touch online, through AIM, of all places. But it would be several years before they became an item.

Per Cosmopolitan, both Kutcher and Kunis became single in 2011. They later ran into each other at the 2012 Golden Globes and instantly rekindled their connection. From then on, their relationship was casual — until it wasn't. The couple got engaged in 2014, had their first child later that year, and were married in 2015.

Whether it's showing off their beautiful home, discussing their (somewhat controversial) parenting habits, or making a funny Cheetos commercial together, the two have been in the news quite often, and it's clear they're very happy together. 

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' first real kiss was awkward, too

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis' first on-screen kiss was awkward, but their first real kiss as lovers? It was pretty awkward, too, at least according to Kutcher's account of what had happened. Apparently, when they first reconnected, Kunis had just turned her back on cigarettes, but still wanted a whiff of cigarette smoke from Kutcher who was still a smoker then.

"I was smoking cigarettes at the time and I was still a smoker and she had quit smoking and she wanted me to like shotgun cigarette smoke so she could breathe it in," the actor recalled on "The Howard Stern Show." "And I was like, 'Well alright.' And so I started doing this and gradually through the night, it got closer and closer and closer." They ended up making out and hooked up for the first time that night. "It was pretty mutual. It was kind of obvious that things were happening," he added.

Their first real kiss may seem awkward to some, but it worked for them, and the two are married to this day. Per Kunis, she couldn't have asked for a better partner. "My husband does not annoy me. He doesn't. He really doesn't," she told E! News in 2017 when asked about the secret to their lasting marriage. "We still really love and like each other daily. We really do. I have an unbelievable partner in crime. I really do, and I'm so grateful for it every day."