Ashton Kutcher and his twin brother, Michael Kutcher, have revealed some of the things that have caused them to struggle in their relationship over the years.
The actor is best known for his role as Michael Kelso That 70’s showin which he starred with his now-wife Mila Kunis.
He also hosted the prank TV show, punkas well as starring in films like Guess who, Just married and a Steve Jobs biopic, jobs.
However, for a long time during his rise as an actor in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Ashton dealt with complicated feelings about his twin brother, Michael.
Michael was born with cerebral palsy, a series of conditions that affect the brain and movement, while Ashton was not.
The brothers are featured in an upcoming episode of the Paramount Plus series The checkup at Dr. Aguswhere Ashton admits having trouble acknowledging Michael’s health.
“How can I be so lucky? And my brother being born with cerebral palsy, then having a heart transplant, and then having this random blood clot,” he said in a clip published by entertainment tonight.
“Those things where you’re like, ‘Who has to go through this? How can I be so lucky?’”
He went on to note that he hadn’t thought about how Michael might feel about this reaction and how they might start moving over it to finally have a more balanced relationship.
Ashton continued, “There was a moment when I moved to New York and started to pick up some momentum with my career, and Mike would come visit and stay, and he’d look at me and be like, ‘Every time you do sorry, you make me less.’
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“He said, ‘This is the only life I’ve ever known, so stop feeling sorry for the only thing I have.’ And that then led to a complete shift back to where I think we are today, which is directly equivalent. That’s it.'”
Michael then gives his take on why their relationship has soured over the years. as dr Agus asks why they think they’ve grown apart, he quickly replies, “Jealousy. Certainly. At least for me.”
In the series, the brothers sit with Dr. Agus, who is a longtime friend of Ashton, to speak candidly about their health and how their relationship has changed over the years.
Earlier this year, Ashton revealed he had a rare form of the autoimmune condition vasculitis, which left him unable to walk, see and hear.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/ashton-kutcher-twin-brother-michael-b2239615.html ‘How can I be so lucky?’: Ashton Kutcher opens up about guilt over twin brother Michael’s health