Ah, the rumor mill: Such a never-ending source of hilarity!
Mila Kunis was spotted on Wednesday with a gold band on her ring finger; subsequently, the world IMMEDIATELY jumped to the conclusion that she and Ashton Kutcher had gotten engaged—even though he still isn’t officially divorced from Demi Moore. How scandalous!
But it would seem that this time, it’s a case of a cigar being just a cigar (or, y’know, a piece of jewelry, but whatever). An anonymous source speaking to People insisted that the couple isn’t planning on tying the knot—or at least, not yet. Further unnamed sources describe them as being so in love that “in some ways, it’s like they’re married already,” as well as that Ashton really WANTS to propose, but “is so annoyed that there is still the hold up with the divorce.”
What hold up, you ask? Wasn’t Demi the one to end their marriage in the first place? Well, yes—but though they’ve been separated for almost two years, the divorce proceedings hit a snag in March. Demi, you see, is seeking spousal support and legal fees from Ashton. Does she need the money? Probably not, but an “insider” revealed that “in the last years [of the marriage], Demi felt like she had been wronged…. She’s making a point.” Ouch.
In any event, neither Mila’s nor Ashton’s reps have responded to requests for comment, so I suppose it’s possible that they ARE talking marriage and are simply trying to keep it on the down low. I do have to say, though, that I really hope they wait until Ashton and Demi’s divorce is finalized; something about getting engaged while you’re still technically married to someone else kind of makes me go, “Eh?” (if I were capable of raising only one eyebrow, I would be doing that right now).
But maybe that’s just me. What do you think, Bettys? Just rumors? Rumors with a bit of truth? Something else? Tell us in the comments!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.