Mila Kunis Convinced Ashton Kutcher Not to Go to Space
"My wife basically encouraged that it was not a smart family decision"
Published Jul 20, 2021In 2012, Ashton Kutcher dropped a cool $200,000 on a ticket to visit suborbital space with Richard Branson-founded Virgin Galactic — whose flight kicked off the billionaire space-race earlier this month. But his wife Mila Kunis talked him out of taking the trip.
The two That '70s Show stars wed back in 2015. "When I got married and had kids, my wife basically encouraged that it was not a smart family decision to be heading into space when we have young children," Kutcher told Cheddar News. "So I ended up selling my ticket back to Virgin Galactic."
Branson's July 11 trip aboard Virgin Galactic's Unity spaceship successfully blasted off from the New Mexico desert to achieve the entrepreneur's lifelong dream of going into space. He'd founded the company back in 2004, so the flight was 17 years in the making.
Today, he was followed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who flew to suborbital space via his own private spaceflight company Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket. (But Branson and Virgin Galactic got there first, so ha!)
"I was supposed to be on the next flight, but I will not be on the next flight," Kutcher continued. "But at some point, I'm going to space."
Hopefully Kunis can heroically intervene again and do her part in dissuading the who's-rocket-is-bigger-than-who's battle of the billionaires.
Watch the video of Kutcher explaining his decision on Cheddar News below.
Ashton Kutcher says he sold his ticket to space back to Virgin Galactic.🚀 pic.twitter.com/zFonavhnTv— Cheddar News 🧀 (@cheddar) July 15, 2021