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Inside Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis' Parenting Strategy — They Only Bathe Them When They Are Dirty

Bettina Dizon
Feb 07, 2022
01:07 P.M.
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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are navigating through parenthood and applying unique parent strategies, including not bathing their children often. Here's a glimpse into their lives as parents.

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher met as teenagers on the "That '70s Show" set in the '90s. She was only 14, while he was 19, making any romantic involvement impossible. However, they remained friends while pursuing their Hollywood careers.

Eventually, Ashton married actress Demi Moore, while Mila had a serious relationship with actor Macaulay Culkin. But in 2011, they both became single when Ashton and Moore separated, and Mila and Culkin ended their nine-year relationship. It didn't take long for the co-stars to reunite and fall in love.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher smile for a photo while watching an outdoor event. | Source: Getty Images

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THE START OF ROMANCE

In 2012, during the 69th Golden Globe Awards, Mila and Ashton reconnected and felt a connection. The "Friends with Benefits" star once described it as one "you hear or see in the movies." She said:

"Like, your heart skips a beat, and it happened with Ashton. And I was like, 'Stop it.' Like, I was like, 'No.' It was the weirdest thing. I was like, 'This isn't happening.'"

The duo began dating and moved in together four months later. They have since been in love and started a family with two kids, Wyatt and Dimitri.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis on June 5, 2016 in Oakland, California | Photo: Getty Images

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WELCOMING CHILDREN

Mila and Ashton welcomed their first child, a daughter named Wyatt Isabelle Kutcher, on October 1, 2014, before tying the knot in July 2015. The following year, on November 30, their son Dimitri Portwood Kutcher was born.

While still pregnant with Dimitri, Mila and Ashton had a Los Angeles farmhouse built to provide their children with a beautiful home. The six-acre property has wide open spaces for their kids to run around and enjoy growing up away from the cameras.

Although the power couple opts to keep their children away from the spotlight, they have shared details about Wyatt and Dimitri during some interviews. Mila and Ashton have also given fans a glimpse into their lives as parents and how they choose to raise their children.

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RAISING WYATT AND DIMITRI

Previously, Mila and Ashton revealed that they did not bathe their kids every day as babies. At one point, the "Bad Moms" star quipped that she did not often bathe as a child because of lack of access to hot water. Meanwhile, her husband said:

"Here's the thing: If you see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise [don’t].”

Now that Wyatt and Dimitri are a little older, the couple is trying to instill more values, such as knowing the importance of working hard to earn. Admittedly, Ashton revealed that both of his kids were living a "really privileged life" without knowing it."

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TEACHING THE VALUE OF MONEY

Because of such privilege, the couple decided not to have a trust fund for their kids or leave them an inheritance. They also refrain from giving their children Christmas presents after realizing that Wyatt and Dimitri are given many gifts that they don't truly appreciate, remarking that it was simply "too much."

In 2016, "The Spy Who Dumped Me" actress and her husband wanted their children to think that they were poor. She tried to teach their kids that they did not have money despite being quite wealthy. Mila said:

"Mommy and daddy may have a dollar, but you're poor. You are very poor; you have nothing. Mommy and daddy have a bank account."

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As self-made individuals who came from humble beginnings, the couple hoped that their children would not grow up spoiled. They both believe that it is essential for young children to know a dollar's worth and that money is hard-earned.

The couple also asked some of their friends to have 20-minute Zoom sessions with the kids, to teach them anything under the sun.

Ashton and Mila might have planned some of the lessons they want to teach their children, but they admitted that they have not always been the perfect parents. Nevertheless, it seems that they have done great jobs raising their kids.

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ALL ABOUT WYATT AND DIMITRI

During a guest appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Ashton revealed that his daughter spoke three languages by the time she was two and a half. He said, as reported by Closer Weekly:

"She's got like Russian and Spanish and English. She actually understands and speaks them."

From Mila's point of view, Wyatt shows similar characteristics as her. "My daughter is me," she said, as told by Closer Weekly.

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"She is independent and feisty and wonderfully smart, and it is an incredible trait to have as an adult, but really hard to wrangle as a kid," Mila added. Previously, Wyatt reacted to her parents' meeting on "That '70s Show," to which she couldn't grasp the idea. According to her mom, Wyatt hasn't seen the series.

Wyatt is also an amazing older sister to Dimitri. As the only son, Dimitri is quite close to his father and is often seen carried by the "No Strings Attached" star around Los Angeles.

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HOMESCHOOLING THE KIDS

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Ashton and Mila decided to homeschool their children and shared the experience during an interview. According to the actor, their family created a weekly schedule of topics to cover, including energy and electricity, architecture, and building things, among others.

The couple also asked some of their friends to have 20-minute Zoom sessions with the kids, to teach them anything under the sun. That way, they can have a few minutes to take a break away from parenting while Wyatt and Dimitri learn from and interact with other people.

Parenting is undoubtedly a tricky task with no right way to do it. However, Wyatt and Dimitri are learning a lot from their famous parents, who admittedly are more in love than ever while in quarantine together. 

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