Why Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Won't Share Pics of Their Kids on Social Media

Oct 17, 2017 at 2:13 p.m. ET
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Actors — and former co-stars — Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are parents first these days, and they're adamant about keeping their kids out of the spotlight.

Although the pair posted an Instagram pic of a That '70s Show tee modeled by their son Dimitri, 9 months old, the photo doesn't show Dimitri's face. And we still don't know whether it was a baby picture of Wyatt (now 2) that Kutcher used in his 2015 Instagram post about the Red Sand Project, a sidewalk art project designed to call attention to human trafficking.

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When it comes to their children and social media, Kutcher and Kunis are very low-key on the profile. Kutcher recently explained why during an interview on Thrive Global Podcast with iHeartRadio: "My wife and I have chosen a career where we’re in the public light, but my kids have not, so I think they have the right to choose that."

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“We have a private social network that we share stuff with the families so the grandparents can see the kids and stuff... But we don’t share any photos of our kids publicly because we feel that being public is a personal choice," Kutcher said.

Kutcher — who invests in tech companies — discussed his mistrust of social media with the podcast. He ruminated in his interview about what might happen in the future if he and Kunis shared pics of their children publicly. "It’s their private life. It’s not mine to give away... Your social profile is yours to create, not for someone else to create for you," he said. "I actually don’t think that they should have images of them as children that somebody could potentially blackmail with or do whatever."

While that may seem like a grim take on social media and the internet, it's also pretty real — as is the importance of protecting children online. We don't get the feeling that Kutcher is going to cave anytime soon, either. "I am Wyatt and Dimitri’s dad... Everything else is secondary," he said. You tell 'em, Ashton.

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