In a candid and funny conversation with PrideSource, Kristen Bell and Mila Kunis revealed they both waited for marriage equality until getting married themselves. Separately!
When the interviewer mentioned Bell waiting to get married, her response was perfect: ‘Bet your ass.’
To both her and Kunis’ surprise, Kunis did the same thing! Neither of them knew this about one another, which makes it all the more perfect.
According to Bell, she didn’t get married beforehand because ‘it just felt gross’.
‘What are we gonna do? Have a party and be like, “Look at us celebrating this thing you can’t do?” That’s fucking putrid,’ she said. ‘Like, 90 percent of our friends are gay!’
Bell married husband Dax Shepard in October 2013, after the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down.
She remembered watching the outcome on the news at the same time as Shepard. ‘It was 7:30 in the morning and he was on the East Coast and I was on the West Coast,’ she explained. ‘At 7:31 I proposed to him on Twitter to make a fucking point of it. To be like, “Now it’s OK, but before, it was not cool.”‘
‘I’m never getting married’
As for Kunis, she made this decision at 14.
She told her parents: ‘I’m not getting married because the gays can’t get married, and so I’m never getting married.’ Apparently, her father’s speech at her wedding was all about this.
‘The concept of marriage didn’t make sense to me because my friends couldn’t do it,’ Kunis continued. ‘So, I was like, “Well, then it’s not sacred, then it’s not what it’s supposed to be, so I don’t want it.”‘
Kunis married her husband Ashton Kutcher in 2015, after marriage equality was legalized nationwide.
When she found out, she was shooting a stunt in London.
‘I was 35 feet in the air and I got a text from my roommate who was married to his husband now of 19 years in London,’ she recalled.
‘I’m in the middle of a stunt and there’s fire blowing everywhere, and I just start bawling – literally bawling. Because something that I thought was never gonna happen – ever! – happened. The next text was my husband and he was like, “Now what?” And I went, “OK.”‘
Both actors also added their husbands are supporters of gay rights and were completely on board with these decisions.