Mila Kunis has revealed she doesn’t share the same ability to make good investment decisions as her husband Ashton Kutcher after she previously told him not to put money in Uber and Bitcoin.
Indeed, the What Happens in Vegas actor has become celebrated for his acumen as a venture capitalist after early investments in rising companies such as Skype and Airbnb.
However, the 43-year-old might have missed out on some very lucrative investments if he’d listened to his partner.
Stephen Colbert asked Mila about how much of a part she plays when Ashton is making his decision when she appeared as a guest on Thursday’s The Late Show.
The 37-year-old Black Swan star explained: ‘The best part about him is he is really smart about including me in everything and making sure that I am aware of everything that is happening. He is also really smart at knowing that, sometimes, you shouldn’t listen to your wife.’
Mila, who started dating Ashton in 2012 before they tied the knot in July 2015, explained that she feels like she can give good advice when asked about consumer good geared to moms and families, but that’s about it.
Mila Kunis didn’t have the best advice when Ashton Kutcher wanted to invest in tech companies (Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
She continued: ‘Early in our dating, two things came up. He was like, “Hey, there’s this company, it’s kind of like a ride share … kind of like a cab company, but anybody can drive the cab”. I was like, “That’s the worst idea ever.”‘
Despite Ashton’s attempt to sell Uber to her, she couldn’t get into it as she added: ‘I was like, “You’re going to put me in a car with a stranger? What is wrong with you?” Like, I was furious at him.’
Mila Kunis thought Uber sounded unsafe and felt Bitcoin was a horrible idea (Picture: Cheetos)
The Bad Moms star then recalled: ‘Second time, he sat me down and was like, “Hey, Babe, I got to explain this thing to you, tell me if I’m crazy”. He’s like, “There’s this thing, it’s like mining for money. It’s called cryptocurrency, and there’s this company”—this is eight-plus years ago—”it’s called Bitcoin.”‘
The That 70s Show star’s response wasn’t complimentary as she continued to Stephen: ‘And I was like, “Well, I think this is a horrible idea”. And he went, “Cool, we’re investing in it.”
‘So he didn’t listen to me. I mean, this happens all the time.’
Thankfully for Mila, Ashton invested in Uber, Bitcoin and so many other influential companies that has surely made the couple quite a bit of cash.