Over the last 20 years, Ashton Kutcher’s celebrity has evolved from goofy young actor on “That ’70s Show” and “Punk’d” to successful startup investor, sitcom star and father of two. And despite two high-profile marriages, he’s managed to (mostly) stay out of tabloid headlines.
From his humble beginnings growing up in the Midwest to one particularly weird physical attribute, here are some interesting facts you may not know about the star.
His Real Name Is Christopher Ashton Kutcher
Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Ashton Kutcher was known as “Chris” as a kid. He dropped his first name and started going by his more unique middle name when he began pursuing acting and modeling jobs as a teenager. At 20 years old, he moved to Los Angeles after landing a role on “That ’70s Show.”
He Did Mila Kunis’ Chemistry Homework
Although he played the not-so-bright Kelso on “That ’70s Show,” in real life, Kutcher had been a biochemical engineering major at the University of Iowa. (He dropped out his freshman year in order to pursue modeling.) Mila Kunis revealed that her co-star and future husband helped her with her high school chemistry homework during the show’s run.
He Has Slightly Webbed Toes
On a British talk show, Ashton Kutcher revealed that he has connected toes. He even took off his shoes to show the audience. “When everything else is this good-looking, something has to give!” he joked. Syndactyly, as it’s called, occurs in an estimated 1 in 2,000-3,000 live births.
He Dated January Jones Before She Was Famous
Before January Jones became famous as Betty Draper on the TV show “Mad Men,” she was a young actress with a well-known boyfriend: Ashton Kutcher. The couple dated from 1998 to 2001, and some believe that Kutcher is the ex-boyfriend who wasn’t supportive of her acting career. In 2009, Jones told GQ, “The guy I was dating when I first got to L.A. was not supportive of my acting … He was like, ‘I don’t think you’re going to be good at this.’ So — f*ck you! He only has nice things to say now.”
He And Wife Mila Kunis Are Huge Fans Of ‘The Bachelor’
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis don’t just watch “The Bachelor” TV franchise — they are super-fans and they even appeared on an episode! In 2017, the couple showed up on “The Bachelorette” to help Rachel Lindsay find a husband. The couple called the show their “guilty pleasure.”
Like Many Of Us, He Has Failed At Pinterest Recipes
As a dad of two, Kutcher has tried to make cute creations for his kids, including pancakes in the shape of a character from the TV show, “Paw Patrol.” However, he shared on Instagram that he was humbled when his daughter asked him, “What’s this supposed to be?” Even celebrities are not immune to #PinterestFails!