Mila Kunis has opened up about her previous relationship with child actor Macaulay Culkin in a revealing podcast episode.
Speaking candidly on Armchair Expert, Mila expressed guilt over her part in the relationship’s demise, describing herself as having been a ‘d*ck’ in her younger years.
The 34-year-old Family Guy actor described how she ‘f*cked up’ the relationship, and also spoke about her mum’s reaction when she started dating Ashton Kutcher.
With refreshing honesty, Mila made the following confession to Dax Shepherd on Armchair Expert:
I had a horrible breakup. I had a horrible, horrible, horrible breakup,
I f*cked up. I was an a**hole in my 20s and I’ll be the first to admit it.
And that’s kinda something that took me a long time to come out and be like, ‘Yeah, you know what, I was a d*ck,’ and accept it and I own it.
It’s f*cked up what I did. It’s f*cked up what I did, and it’s f*cked up how I did it. When I got to be 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.
Mila continued to explain how much she had matured in the years since the upsetting break-up:
You know, it’s been so long, like I feel like enough time has gone by. I think enough mutual friends have been like … everybody kind of forgave everybody for what went down.
At 35, I could look back and be like, ‘I was 20.’
Mila also spoke about the first time she told her mother, Elvira, about her relationship with practical joker, Ashton Kutcher:
We were driving up Laurel Canyon, and I was like, ‘Mom I have to tell you I’m dating somebody.’
And she was like, ‘Oh tell me! Who are you dating?’ And I was like, ‘You’ve got to brace yourself for this one… I’m dating Ashton Kutcher.’
And she literally was like, ‘Shut the f*ck up’ in Russian.
Mila began dating former That ’70s Show co-star Ashton back in 2012, a year after both her split from Macaulay, and his high-profile separation from ex-wife, Demi Moore.
Mila felt the ‘misconceptions’ and bad press surrounding Ashton and Demi’s split may have influenced the way her mother handled the surprising news.
Although I can’t help but wonder if she just thought she was being Punk’d?
Mila and Macaulay had been together from 2002 until 2011 and have both since found love with someone else, giving hope to all of us who parted ways from the teenage sweethearts who went on to become long-term partners.
After initially keeping their romance a tightly guarded secret, Mila and Ashton tied the knot in 2015 and have two adorable young children together – Wyatt and Dimitri.
Since 2017, Macaulay has been in a relationship with his fellow Changeland co-star, Brenda Song, and also appears to be very happy and settled.
Fair play to Mila for admitting her share of the blame and for having learnt from her past mistakes.
A good example to all of us who’ve endured a less than amicable split in our younger years…
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.