Mila Kunis reveals how she feels about Macaulay Culkin after sharing regret over past treatment of him
These days, it's fairly well known that Mila Kunis is shacked up with Ashton Kutcher. The couple got married back in 2015, have two children together, and - as far as either of them gives away - appear to be perfectly happy with one another.
Before they became an item, however, both Kunis and Kutcher were in fairly high-profile relationships. Kutcher, of course, was married to Demi Moore between 2005 and 2013; meanwhile, Kunis dated Macaulay Culkin for about seven to nine years in the 2000s.
However, as she spoke about recently, the Black Swan actress didn't end things all that amicably with her former beau.
"I had a horrible breakup. I had a horrible, horrible, horrible breakup," Kunis said of her split from the Home Alone actor.
"I f**ked up. I was an a**hole in my 20s and I'll be the first to admit it.
"And that's kinda something that took me a long time to come out and be like, 'Yeah, you know what, I was a d**k,' and accept it and I own it. It's f**ked up what I did. It's f**ked up what I did, and it's f**ked up how I did it."
Though she didn't elaborate on exactly how she ended her commitment to Culkin, Kunis has since revealed a few more details about their relationship - including how the pair of them feel about one another today. On an episode of the WTF With Marc Maron podcast, she confessed that they still haven't really "moved forward" from how they were when they ended things.
"[We’re] probably not as friendly as we could be, no," she admitted. "There are too many aspects of it that just prevented us from ever moving forward [from the] past. We dated from when I was, like, 18, 19 until 25ish."
And that's not really a surprise, given that Kunis essentially confessed to breaking up in a particularly brutal way. What's more, she's already previously stated that she and Culkin do not like revisiting that time of their lives - especially not in interviews.
"We don't talk about it to the press. It's already more high profile than I want it to be," she stated. "I keep my personal life as personal as I physically, mentally, possibly can. I don't care. I will go to my grave trying. It is hard, but I'll end up going to a bar that's a hole in the wall. I won't go to the 'it's-happening' place."
And yet, at the same time, Kunis said that her and Culkin's friends have gotten over whatever issue it was that drove them apart.
"You know, it’s been so long like I feel like enough time has gone by," Kunis said. "I think enough mutual friends have been like, everybody kind of forgave everybody for what went down."
So, while they may not be the best of friends anymore, it seems that Culkin and Kunis have been mature enough to move on from their relationship and leave their differences in the past. It might seem a shame that the two couldn't have remained close - but, by the sounds of it - it was probably for the best.