Former That ’70s Show co-stars turned married couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have one of those lowkey Hollywood romances, but Kunis recently opened up to Entertainment Tonight about their two children, Wyatt and Dimitri. And specifically, she talked about her and Kutcher’s decision to not give their children any Christmas presents.
Kunis, who grew up in communist Russia and has a Jewish background, fully participates in American Christmas traditions like decorating the tree. But when it comes to gift-giving, “So far, our tradition is no presents for the kids.”
The new rule is due to her previous experiences with her now three-year-old daughter Wyatt: “We’re instituting it this year because when the kids are [younger than] one, it doesn’t really matter. Last year when we celebrated Christmas, Wyatt was two and it was too much. We didn’t give her anything — it was the grandparents. The kid no longer appreciates the one gift. They don’t even know what they’re expecting; they’re just expecting stuff.”
As her and Kutcher’s son Dimitri turns one soon, the Bad Moms actress (who’s promoting A Bad Moms Christmas, out November 1) has instead asked her well-intentioned parents and in-laws, “‘We’re begging you — if you have to give her something, pick one gift. Otherwise, we’d like to take a charitable donation, to the Children’s Hospital [of Los Angeles] or a pet [or] whatever you want.’ That’s our new tradition.”
By Lilian Min