Former teen stars Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell are reuniting for Bad Moms Christmas, out Wednesday. In an interview with PrideSource, both ladies revealed they independently decided not to tie the knot until same-sex couples could legally wed.
“Yeah, we didn’t get married until same-sex marriage was legal,” Bell says. “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. Like, 90% of our friends are gay!”
The Frozen actress revealed she and husband Dax Shepard watched the DOMA verdict be announced individually. “It was 7:30 in the morning and he was on the East Coast and I was on the West Coast,” she recalled. “And at 7:31 I proposed to him on Twitter to make a fucking point of it. To be like, “Now it’s okay, but before, it was not cool.”
It turns out Mila Kunis kind of made the same pledge—only much, much earlier.
“When I was 14, I told my parents I’m never getting married and they were like, “Okay, let’s talk about this,” she told writer Chris Azzopardi. “I was like, “I’m not getting married because the gays can’t get married, and so I’m never getting married.” Never thinking that the gays were ever gonna get married! So, I was just like, ’It is what it is.'”
We’d say her plan backfired, but since she end up with Ashton Kutcher, it’s all good.
“It just didn’t feel equal, so why would I?” Kunis explained. “It just didn’t feel like it made sense to me. The concept of marriage didn’t make sense to me because my friends couldn’t do it, and I found nothing wrong with what they wanted. 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.'”
When Obergefell v. Hodges brought same-sex marriage to all 50 states, the Black Swan star was in London doing a stunt.
“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. So they lived a life where they couldn’t be together for six years because marriage wasn’t technically legal, federally speaking. So they were a cross-continental couple.”
She actually got the news from her roommate in the middle of the stunt: “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 came from now-hubby Ashton Kutcher: “And he was like, “Now what?” And I went, “Okay.”
The That 70s Show co-stars tied the knot nine days later on July 4, 2015.