MILA KUNIS & ASHTON KUTCHER
INSIDE THEIR HAPPILY EVER AFTER
WEDDING BELLS RANG FOR TWO OF THEIR SIBLINGS in the last three months, and now it was Mila Kunis
and Ashton Kutcher
's turn to share their own happy news. Stepping out in L.A. with her mom on Feb. 27, Kunis, 30, "was in high spirits," says an observer - all the while displaying a big sparkler on her left ring finger. "They've been engaged for a few weeks," says a source close to the couple. But they kept things quiet, adds a source close to the Kutcher family, because "they didn't want to steal the thunder from their family members' recent weddings."
In fact the former That '70s Show
costars—who first locked lips onscreen 16 years ago and began dating offscreen in 2012—"have talked about love, marriage and kids for more than a year," says a business source close to Kutcher, 36. "A formality doesn't change much that was already there, which is a desire to make a life together." Just don't expect them to be picking out floral arrangements anytime soon. "It's not necessarily going to be a short engagement," says a source close to the couple. "They haven't started planning yet."
One obstacle to their marriage had always been Kutcher's drawn-out divorce proceedings with ex-wife Demi Moore
, 51. Two years after announcing their separation, the couple finally reached a settlement over their combined estimated $300 million fortune on Nov. 26. Though her ex's romance "isn't easy" for Moore, "she has done her best to accept it, and she's trying hard to move on," says a source who has worked with both Kutcher and Moore.
For Kutcher, the six-year marriage had at least one lasting effect: "He loved being around Demi's kids and has wanted his own for a long time," says the business source close to Kutcher. This deep desire to put down roots is one shared by Kunis. "They would be happy to get pregnant," says a Kutcher insider. "They're not 'not trying.' They both really want to have kids."
Their personalities are also well matched. "They both have a zest for adventure," says the Kutcher business source. Indeed, since the start of their relationship, they've traveled together across Europe and to China, Australia and Indonesia. Adds the Kutcher source: "He likes her spunk and willingness to experiment with things he likes to do."
Toward the end of his marriage to Moore, Kutcher was dogged by rumors of infidelity. But according to those close to the actor, he's been a new man since he began seeing Kunis. "His relationship with her changed him from a guy who wanted to play around to someone who wants to settle down with a like-minded woman and have a fulfilling life," says the Kutcher business source. And since they'd already been friends for so long, "he and Mila have a great foundation," adds an industry insider. "They're looking forward to their future together."
In Love, Onscreen and Off
JACKIE & KELSO FOREVER
They played a couple on That '70s Show
from 1998 to 2006.
MORE THAN FRIENDS?
Their romance went public after they were spotted on a sushi date April 15, 2012.
BLENDING THEIR LIVES
"His family adores her," says the Kutcher insider (with her parents last May).
The two (at a Sept. 22 Bears game) opt for sports over swanky date nights.
ALL ABOUT THE RING!
The "simple band with a round diamond" (on Kunis Feb. 27), says a source close to the couple, "is not ostentatious. It's a lot like Mila and Ashton."
HER HEALTH & HER KIDS
, 38, who revealed in May that she'd undergone a preventive double mastectomy, says she has no regrets about her decision—or being vocal about it. "I'm great!" she says in the new issue of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, which has an exclusive sneak peek at her upcoming film Maleficent. "I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people." Though she's facing another surgery (she's at risk for ovarian cancer, from which her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, died), she's focused on the little joys of her life: her children Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 7, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 5. "Outside my home I can be somewhat serious," she admits, but with her family, "we laugh and we play, and I'm light again, and I'm a kid again, and I'm loving and soft again because they've brought that back in my life."
Seven months after splitting with Stacy Keibler, the actor, 52, is stepping out with London lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36. The two took their romance public on Feb. 18, holding hands at the White House screening of The Monuments Men
. "She's on his level: worldly and accomplished," says a source. "He's stepping outside his entertainment world. This is a game changer for him."
Her Impressive Résumé
Specializes in international law and human rights cases. Represents WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
English law degree, Oxford University; Master of Laws degree, New York University School of Law
Adviser to Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the U.N.
Coeditor of The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice
French, Arabic and English
CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST'S TODD CHRISLEY
5 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT
REALITY TV'S NEXT BIG STAR
1. Nothing gets by him
The Atlanta millionaire tracks the computer and cell phone use of his five kids and had GPS units installed in their cars. "When I've caught them doing stupid things, I've wondered, 'This is the gifted child every teacher has talked about?'" says Chrisley.
2. His clan isn't the Kardashians
"Kris [Jenner] has done an amazing job," he says of his former neighbor. "But we have boundaries and a different thought process on raising children. Because I came from very little, I wanted to give my children everything I dreamed of, but I have no problem giving them nothing."
3. He is proud of his flamboyance
"This man tweeted, 'When are you going to come out of the closet?' and I said, 'I don't live in a closet, but if you'd like me to escort you out of yours, I'm happy to do so,'" says Chrisley, who's been married to wife Julie for 18 years. "I am who I am. Love me or walk away. Or in this case, you can use the remote. That anyone is thinking about what I'm doing in my bedroom at 45 is exciting!"
4. He idolized a TV villain
"As a kid, I wanted to be J.R. [Ewing, from Dallas
], since I was going to do whatever it took to get to where I needed to be. Bobby was weak."
5 He hates his son-in-law - who should be afraid.
Very afraid "When you buy something with an expiration date on it, you know you're going to throw it out eventually. He's that gallon of milk in the back of the refrigerator that's now fermented."
- Reported by Mary Green/New York City,
- Linda Marx/Miami,
- Aili Nahas/Los Angeles,
- CONTRIBUTORS Paul Chi,
- With Philip Boucher,
- Elizabeth McNeil,
- KC Baker.