Mila Kunis, Ashton Kutcher Don’t Shut Bathroom Doors at Home

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Their doors are always open. Mila KunisHear the real story about her and her husband Ashton Kutcher set boundaries — or don’t — with their children at home.

The Bad MomsIn an interview published Thursday, September 29, 2009, actress, 39, said that she and the Ranch alum, 44, have “no closed doors” in their home. “That includes the bathroom,” she told E! News. “It’s just one of those where, for better or for worse, as a family and the kids have all kind of embodied bodily function as a very standard norm.”

Kunis emphasized that the open-door policy wasn’t typical for her before she and Kutcher welcomed daughter Wyatt, 7, and son Dimitri, 5. “I never thought that I would be the person that was able to go to the bathroom with the door open,” she teased. “[Once I had kids], I was like, ‘Oh, forget it. Just keep the door wide open.’”

The The Luckiest Girl Alive star joked that “it never made a difference” to her little ones if she did close the door when using the bathroom because they would knock “every two seconds” regardless.

Last year, the That ’70s Show alums raised eyebrows with another unique parenting tactic when Kunis revealed that she and her former costar don’t bathe their kids “every day.” The Ukraine native explained during a July 2021 episode of Dax Shepard‘s “Armchair Expert” podcast that she “didn’t shower much” growing up overseas because she “didn’t have hot water” available.

“I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns — ever,” the Black SwanThe actress added. Kutcher chimed in, “Now, here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”

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This revelation quickly sparked a debate online and many celebrities started to share their showering routines. Nearly one month after the couple ignited a frenzy about their kids’ bathing habits, the actors playfully put an end to the conversation by documenting Wyatt and Dimitri’s washing up routine via social media.

Kunis went on to call the backlash “so dumb” during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSeptember 2021. “I wake up every day and [I’m] like, ‘Today, I’m going to shower my kids.’ And then bedtime happens, and I forgot to feed them,” she joked. “There’s a body of water that they touch just about every day. It’s almost every day. Sometimes it’s a pool, sometimes it’s a sprinkler. It all depends. It’s [the]COVID [pandemic]. For example, who showers? We don’t leave the house. Who cares?”

The Ted star conceded at the time that she probably didn’t make the situation “any better” with her witty response, clarifying: “I feed my kids, you guys! Oh, God.”