Mila Kunis says it was 'selfish' to stop Ashton Kutcher's space trip


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Mila Kunis says it was 'selfish' of her to make husband Ashton Kutcher give up his ticket to go to space but says it's 'too late' to change it now.

The actress, 37, admitted she'd made a mistake by telling her husband he wasn't allowed to use his ticket for a Virgin Galactic flight in a chat with People magazine.

'I know I hate it,' she says of the decision now 

'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.'

My bad! Mila Kunis says it was 'selfish' of her to make husband Ashton Kutcher give up his ticket to go to space but says it's 'too late' to change it now

'I want everybody to know I probably would have let him to go to space now, but now it's too late,' she went on.

Mila explained her thinking to the magazine, saying: 'We get together nine years ago and he was like, "I have a ticket to go to space." I was like, "Oh, okay." I was like, "That's fun, have fun."'

She changed her tune when daughter Wyatt Isabelle, six, and son Dimitri Portwood, four, came into the world.

'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 remembers.

'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."'

Mila said that her husband, 'Being the sweet man that he was', backed out for the sake of his wife.

Ashton revealed he had an opportunity to go to space in an interview with Cheddar News earlier this month.

Too late! 'I want everybody to know I probably would have let him to go to space now, but now it's too late,' she told People magazine

Close but no cigar: Ashton Kutcher told Cheddar News that he bought a ticket for the next Virgin Galactic flight into space - only to then sell it back

'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,' the Punk'd star explained.

'So I ended up selling my ticket back to Virgin Galactic and I was supposed to be on the next flight but I will not be on the next flight,' he said.

'But at some point I’m going to space!' insisted Ashton, who met Mila while they acted together on That '70s Show and has been married to her since 2015.

Ashton's revelation came just days after Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson boarded the company's first flight into space on July 11 2021.

Sir Richard and five of his employees boarded a space plane called the VSS Unity and the flight lasted about an hour before touching safely back down to Earth.

Up he goes:  Last weekend Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson boarded the company's first flight into space; he is pictured the day of his flight after touching down safely

The charismatic billionaire traveled up 280,000 feet from the ground and broke free of the planet's gravitational pull despite remaining in its orbit. 

He bumped up his flight to earlier than the initial scheduled date in order to defeat Amazon tycoon Jeff Bezos, whose Blue Origin rocket didn't blast off until July 20th.

Meanwhile Mila has been up in Toronto filming an upcoming Netflix movie adaptation of Jessica Knoll's 2015 novel Luckiest Girl In the World. 

'Our whole family is already co-dependent, so this pandemic just feeds into our entire co-dependency,' she told Entertainment Tonight this January.

'And my husband and I were super co-dependent for like eight years and in this pandemic our kids are like: "Where are you going?" And I was like: "The bathroom." We haven't left each other. We're in the house.'