Caroling, singing Christmas carols, and participating in a variety of other festive activities are staples of the Christmas season for many folks. But for children, there is only one thing that matters during Christmas, and that is receiving presents from Santa Claus.
In spite of the fact that this may be the case for the majority of families, A-list celebrity parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher observe a very unique and particular custom during the holiday season, which is something that others may find surprising given their standing in the entertainment industry. It’s interesting to note that the couple’s custom originated from their very own childhood experiences while they were growing up.
Both of these performers originally gained widespread recognition for their roles in the television comedy “That ’70s Show.” The program was shown from 1998 to 2006 and consisted of a total of eight seasons and two hundred episodes. It was set in the 1970s and concentrated on the lives of a group of young friends and explored societal concerns that were prevalent during that era.
Both Kutcher and Kunis can thank the program for helping them get their careers off the ground, since it was both critically acclaimed and financially lucrative.
Kutcher is also well-known for the parts he played in movies such as “Dude, Where’s My Car?” (2000) and “The Butterfly Effect” (2004). However, he is perhaps most recognized for his performance as Steve Jobs in the biographical picture “Jobs,” which was released in 2013. In addition to her role as Meg Griffin on the animated comedy series “Family Guy,” which she has voiced since the show’s inception in 1999, Kunis is most known for her performance in the 2008 film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
The couple first started dating in 2012 and got engaged in February of 2014. Kutcher and Kunis After that, the pair tied the knot in Oak Glen, California, in July of 2015. At the time when they initially started dating, Kutcher was in the process of completing his divorce from actress Demi Moore. The divorce between Moore and Kutcher was finalized in the year 2013. After some time together, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher welcomed two children into the world: a girl called Wyatt and a boy named Dimitri.
It is clear that the couple’s emotional and often trying histories have had a significant impact on their approach to parenting, which causes it to stand out among other celebrity parenting styles in Hollywood.
Before Kunis went on to join successful television programs and movies, she performed a tough real-life part for herself as a young Jewish girl from Ukraine who felt out of place in Los Angeles, California. This role took place before Kunis went on to join hit television shows and movies.
In an interview with Howard Stern in 2016, Mila Kunis said that in her family “we were pretty impoverished.”
In the end, Kunis was able to choose her own path, and she was successful in landing assignments that helped further solidify her career and her position in the Hollywood industry. Her dedication to her job has enabled her to maintain a career in the entertainment industry for nearly 30 years, spanning from “That ’70s Show” to “Family Guy” to cinema screens all over the globe. The actress fessed out as follows:
“The problem with this business is that it’s not at all like playing chess. In practice, it is impossible to think five steps in advance. If you could, you would be the one in charge, but that’s not going to happen. There is not a plan in place. You just have to tackle each day as it comes. You simply have to do your best to make intelligent choices.”
Kutcher, her husband, had a childhood somewhat unlike her own, which was characterized by adversity. The actor most known for his role on “Two and a Half Men” was born in Iowa, along with a fraternal twin brother who was later identified as having cerebral palsy. After that, he went on to complete his education at the University of Iowa, where he majored in biochemical engineering, before beginning his career in the entertainment business.
“It’s so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth,” Kunis said on “The Kyle and Jackie O Show” podcast. “It’s so important because we both came from pretty solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor,”
During an episode of the podcast “Armchair Expert” hosted by Dax Shepard, Ashton Kutcher said that the couple does not intend to leave their children any of their profits or establish a trust fund for them in the foreseeable future.
He confessed that ultimately, “We’ll end up giving our money out to charity.”
The unconventional approach to parenting that Kunis and Kutcher have taken over the years has resulted in the development of new family rituals, which all four members of the family ultimately had to get familiar with.
While promoting her film “Bad Moms” in October 2017, Kunis gave an honest interview to Brooke Anderson on Entertainment Tonight. During their conversation, Kunis opened up about how her family will spend the forthcoming Christmas season.
“Because I originate from communist Russia, where it is forbidden to show joy, my family’s Christmas ritual is to tell everyone to ‘be silent.’ It wasn’t until she moved to the United States that she understood the enchantment that pervaded the Christmas season.
She went on to explain that since moving to the United States, many of their customs had adapted to accommodate the new environment. However, because of this development, she and Kutcher needed to establish some new family rituals in order to accommodate their expanding brood.
“Up to this point, our custom has been to not give any gifts to the children. Because it doesn’t really make a difference when the children are (less than) one, we’ve decided to start doing it this year. When we spent Christmas the year before, Wyatt was only two years old, and it was already too much. We did not bestow any gifts upon her; rather, it was her grandparents who did so. The youngster has lost all appreciation for the one present. They are not even sure what it is that they are anticipating; all they do is anticipate something.
“We have told our parents, ‘We’re pleading you — if you have to give her anything, select one gift.'” “We have told our parents, ‘We’re begging you — if you have to give her something, pick one If that isn’t possible, we’d be happy to accept a monetary contribution to the Children’s Hospital, a pet, or anything else you may wish to provide.’ That will now be our custom going forward,” she went on to say.
In a different part of the interview, Kunis emphasized the significance of the fact that she and her husband take their children to the library on a regular basis, an activity that they hope will assist in the process of cultivating children who have open minds.