WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Mila Kunis admits it was selfish of her to not let her husband Ashton Kutcher travel to space on a civilian flight.
- The actress explained that she was a new mom at the time and anxious that her kids’ father is “going to die.”
- Kutcher was supposed to be on one of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flights but sold his ticket back when Kunis advised it might not be a “smart family decision.”
Mila Kunis prevented her husband Ashton Kutcher from going to space, but she had a good reason at the time. The actress was convinced Kutcher was going to die if he blasted off on the Virgin Galactic flight.
“We get together nine years ago and he was like, ‘I have a ticket to go to space.’ I was like, ‘Oh, OK.’ I was like, ‘That’s fun, have fun,'” she explained to People.
Kutcher reportedly paid $200,000 for a spot on Richard Branson’s spaceship, right around the time he and Kunis started dating.
“Years goes by then all of a sudden we have a baby and he’s like, ‘I’m going into space.’ And I was like, ‘That’s irresponsible, you cannot have… This is not what you do. You are a father,'” Kunis recalled.
The couple welcomed daughter Wyatt in October 2014, and son Dimitri in November 2016.
“I was all so hormonal and I was like, ‘You can’t, you’re going to die. The thing’s going to explode and you’re going to die — and you’re going to leave me with the babies,'” Kunis remembered saying.
Kutcher sold his ticket back to Virgin Galactic “being the sweet man that he was,” she added.
Now, Kunis regrets taking such a hard stance about the trip to space.
“I know I hate it,” she admitted. “Also I’m such [Star Trek fan]. The fact that I didn’t let him go into space was so selfish of me, but I was a new mom and I was like, ‘You can’t leave me and the babies.’ And so that’s where that decision was made out of.”
Kunis added, “I want everybody to know I probably would have let him to go to space now, but now it’s too late.”
Branson and five others reached the edge of space with a suborbital flight earlier this month. Kutcher recently revealed he “was supposed to be on the next flight.”
“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,” he told Cheddar News.
The actor-investor will probably have another chance in the future.