Ashton Kutcher Credits His Wife And Children For Making Him A Better Man

Family & Kids

December 14, 2017 15:27 By Mambee

The simple fact is, being married and having kids changes a person. Sometimes, it's during these moments that you realize your inner strength and even learn a few hard life lessons.

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Nothing builds character like having children who depend on you for everything - protection, sustenance, love and so on. And clearly, it's not just regular people that are feeling this way.

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Ashton Kutcher was recently at his home state of Iowa where he was honoured with the Robert D. Ray Pillar of Character Award. The award was aimed at celebrating people who demonstrate good character as a role model.

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The actor was very candid when it came to describing his past and how he got where he is today.

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He even shared a few of his mistakes, from a deferred judgment for a felony burglary for trying to break into his high school to "getting pulled over by a state trooper for tripping on mushrooms (“I had several headlights out,)” Ashton shared it all.

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He also added that these experiences helped him to grow as a person. However, his character building moment came after he became a husband and a father.

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According to him, the best way for anyone to build character is to surround himself with love, kindness and optimism.

So this award is for you. It is for my family, it’s for all four of my parents, it’s for my wife, who kicks my ass on character every day.

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He then shared a story of how he woke up early that morning and got the kids ready so his wife, actress Mina Kunis, could get some extra couple of hours of sleep.

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While the actor was probably super proud of himself for doing this, his wife was not impressed.

Then she’s like, ‘Well, now you’re gonna act tired? I do it every day.’ But it was a character moment, right? Because she’s right!

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He also added that being a father of 2-year-old Wyatt and 4-month-old Dimitri also changed who he was as a man. In fact, the experience made him more appreciative of his parents.

When I had these kids, my wife and I had these kids, and we got to share that amazing, amazing, amazing honour, my first response was, I wanted to call my parents and say, ‘I’m sorry because I never knew how much you loved me.

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Ashton is certainly a man of character and we think he deserved this special award that celebrated who he was as a man, husband and father.