We all feel the effects of fake news, but perhaps not to the same extent as celebrities. Those pregnancy and divorce rumors take their toll. That’s why stars like Mila Kunis opt out of reading about themselves in the gossip rags; but sometimes, it’s unavoidable. In an interview with Cosmopolitan for their August 2018 cover story, Kunis opened up about how jarring tabloid rumors can be, especially for someone with a family.
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Mila Kunis is our August cover star! 🔥 The actress opens up about social media, crazy tabloid rumors, and taking on life with husband Ashton Kutcher in an interview with costar (and friend!) Kate McKinnon. Click the link in our bio for the highlights. @michprom Photo by @kaizfeng Styled by @kgsaladino
“I don’t read anything about myself,” Kunis said, which seems like a healthy approach to avoiding the drama. “I genuinely don’t know what’s written about me… other than I know that I’m pregnant about once a year and my husband and I are getting a divorce once a year. I know this because I go down the grocery store aisle, and I see it on the cover of magazines and I’m like, Oh boy, okay!”
Kunis told Cosmo that while she doesn’t care much what the tabloids have to say, her family still has to see the headlines and sometimes wonder if they’re true or not. “The only thing that’s upsetting is my parents and my grandparents sometimes get confused,” she said. “At one point when I was pregnant, [the tabloids] said that I had an emergency and was rushed to the hospital, and my face was on the cover. The amount of stress that caused my family, nobody will understand. Although my dad is always very hopeful that the pregnancies are true. He’s always like, ‘Is there really another?'”
Throughout the course of their three-year relationship, Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher have taken great pains to keep their private lives out of the spotlight, especially when it comes to their kids. They typically don’t share photos of 3-year-old Wyatt and 1-year-old Dimitri, for example.
In 2016, Kunis told The Daily Telegraph, “What I do and who I am are two different things and, to me, it was always really important to keep those things separate. I don’t want people thinking they know me to the point where they feel comfortable coming in my house without being invited.”
She told Cosmo it’s also because she was “so late to the train” and that social media “took an ugly turn and became all about who can be the loudest, who can be the angriest and the most negative.” To her, it’s just not worth it to be on any social media platforms, despite how prolific Kutcher has been on social media since its onset.
We totally respect Kunis for wanting to keep her private life private. The snippets she offers in her interview with Cosmo paint a portrait of someone who knows what she wants and how to get it, so she doesn’t need to concern herself with the drama. We think that’s definitely something to aspire to.