The Hollywood star Mila Kunis spoke out in a new interview this week to say that it was “selfish” of her to stop her husband Ashton Kutcher from going so space.
“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,'” explained Kunis, 37, according to Fox News.
Kutcher, 43, had been scheduled to go on one of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic flights, but he sold his ticket back when Kunis made him cancel these plans.
“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 admitted that she told her husband. “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.'”
These days, however, Kunis regrets taking away her husband’s dream.
“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.”
“I want everybody to know I probably would have let him to go to space now, but now it’s too late,” she concluded.
Kutcher opened up about this situation in an interview two weeks ago.
“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, so I ended up selling my ticket back to Virgin Galactic,” Kutcher told Cheddar News. “I was supposed to be on the next flight, but I will not be on the next flight.”
Kutcher went on to confirm that he still plans to go to space “at some point.” Branson completed his first test flight to space earlier this month.
“I have dreamt of this moment since I was a kid but honestly, nothing could prepare you for the view of Earth from space,” Branson said after landing back on Earth, according to Entertainment Tonight. “It was just magical… I’m just taking it all in, it’s unreal.”