Thursday 29 September 2016

Mila Kunis won't raise children as brats: 'Mommy and Daddy may have a dollar, but you're poor'

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Published 11/08/2016 | 09:22

(L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
(L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
(L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena
Mila Kunis and husband Aston Kutcher
Actress Mila Kunis, one of the recipients of the Female Stars of the Year Award, attend the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
(L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher want their children to understand the value of money so their privileged upbringing doesn't make them feel entitled.

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The Ted star and Ashton both came from modest backgrounds and they are hoping they can raise their children to be appreciative, despite their Hollywood lifestyles.

"The one topic of conversation we had even prior to ever having kids was always how do you raise a child to not be an a**hole?" Mila tells The Kyle and Jackie O Show.

"And it's so important because we both came from pretty, pretty, solid poverty backgrounds and grew up very poor and are very much self-made and are very aware of what a dollar is worth. Nothing's been handed to us."

(L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena
(L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend Game 2 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers at ORACLE Arena

The actress insists the couple will explain to the kids they have to work for what they want.

"It's a matter of teaching them from a very early age that, you know, 'Mommy and Daddy may have a dollar, but you're poor'," she jokes. "'You are very poor, you have nothing. Mommy and Daddy have a bank account'."

Mila, who is mum to 22-month-old Wyatt, is expecting another baby with Ashton later this year and she insists they are not done expanding their family.

"I've always said this, I think you know when your family is complete," she said during an appearance on U.S. presenter Ryan Seacrest's radio show last month.

Actress Mila Kunis, one of the recipients of the Female Stars of the Year Award, attend the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Actress Mila Kunis, one of the recipients of the Female Stars of the Year Award, attend the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"After we had Wyatt, the second that I gave birth, I was like, 'I know that we need to have another baby'. We both knew it, we just felt it."

"And so I always say after the second one, we'll know if we need to have another one," she continued. "I really do believe you know when your family is complete."

Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)

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