Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are not doing much to squash rumors that they’re dating. One week after photos surfaced of the two on a sushi dinner date, the former “That ’70s Show” co-stars spent a four-day weekend together holed up in the beach town of Carpinteria, California, just south of Santa Barbara. When they did come out of hiding , it was for more sushi, Starbucks, and to pick up sunflowers, which the casually-dressed “Black Swan” actress was seen carrying around before they hopped back in Kutcher’s Lexus. One thing’s for sure: The two are clearly not trying to impress each other. While the “Two and a Half Men” actor wore shorts paired with hiked-up red socks, Kunis looked like she had just rolled out of bed with her usually straight hair curly and messy.
Although they insist they are not friends with benefits, a source close to Kutcher, 34, tells People that he has long held a torch for 28-year-old Kunis, who played his girlfriend on the Fox series. “He was so in love with her for a while when they worked together. He thought she was a goddess, was always talking about how beautiful she is. But she was with Macaulay [Culkin] for a lot of that time and also just generally gave off a not interested vibe.”
But now that she is no longer with the “Home Alone” star (they split in 2010) and Kutcher separated from wife Demi Moore last November amid reports he had cheated, the time could be right. Or, this could just be Kutcher sowing his wild oats to make up for the eight years he was with Moore, who’s 15 years his senior. “He’s not looking for anything serious,” another source tells People. “He always talked about Mila like a little sister. They’re definitely close pals and have been. I think if anything she’s a good time for him.”
Yeah, but is he good for her?
and from another source:
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis may deny being more than friends, but their actions speak louder than words.
The longtime pals and former “That ‘70s Show” costars have set the rumor mill ablaze by spending some quality time together during a recent three-day getaway to the coastal town of Carpinteria, Calif.
According to People, the genetically-blessed twosome traveled from Los Angeles to the quaint ocean side city south of Santa Barbara last Thursday. They reportedly had a sushi lunch date the following day, before photographers spotted Kutcher and Kunis buying sunflowers and blueberries from a roadside fruit stand.
On Saturday, the pair seemingly spent plenty of time in private as they weren’t seen publicly again until the next day, when they headed back to L.A. Kutcher was spotted taking in the Lakers game solo Sunday night.
In addition to their weekend retreat, Kutcher, 34, and Kunis, 28, spent some one-on-one time with each other on April 15. The two were photographed furniture shopping together before grabbing dinner at Asanebo in Studio City and then later retiring to Kutcher’s new Hollywood Hills home.
Kunis’ rep denied reports last week that the pair’s friendship had turned romantic.
“They have been friends for years and had dinner with a bunch of people that night,” the actress’ spokeswoman told the Daily News at the time.
Though reps have not commented on the pair’s latest outing together, a source told People that a romance may be under way.
The “Two and a Half Men” star has reportedly had a longtime crush on Kunis, who played his on-and-off love interest on-screen for eight years on their FOX sitcom.
“He was so in love with her for a while when they worked together,” the source told the magazine. “He thought she was a goddess, was always talking about how beautiful she is. But she was with Macaulay (Culkin) for a lot of that time and also just generally gave off a not interested vibe.”
“It never happened, but I’m not surprised by this – at all,” added the source.
Still, Kutcher may not be looking to settle down with the “Friends with Benefits” actress anytime soon.
“He always talked about Mila like a little sister. They’re definitely close pals and have been,” said the source. “I think if anything she’s a good time for him. But he’s not looking for anything serious.