The One Vegetable That Got Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Through Quarantine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are one of Hollywood's favorite "it" couples. We imagine that their lives are a string of glamourous parties and outings with other beautiful Hollywood celebrities. During a pandemic year, the couple even starred in a Super Bowl commercial about Cheetos where Kunis repeatedly sneaks Kutcher's Cheetos and denies it. But as it turns out, when Kunis and Kutcher weren't shooting commercials, they found themselves inspired to embrace the simpler life during the pandemic. Kunis revealed during a remote appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live that she and Kutcher decided to do something fun with the kids: plant corn (via YouTube). If you are getting Green Acres vibes, we're with you. 

Kunis told Kimmel, "My husband's from Iowa, and we had this patch of dirt, and we looked at it and were like, 'We have time to plant some corn,'" Kunis said "And he was like, 'Let's just do it.'" Kunis was very animated as she explained that the couple didn't really think their growing experiment would result in any stalks of corn, and apparently, neither did their friends. Kunis shared, "Everybody was like, 'You guys, it's LA, you're not gonna grow any corn ... the soil, the weather,' and we're like, 'Whatever, it's quaran—what do we do? We have nothing else to do.'" But boy were they all surprised!

They had a cornucopia of corn

Kunis went on to share with Kimmel that she and Kutcher were actually surprised about the amount of corn they had grown, revealing they had "hundreds and hundreds" of ears of the vegetable (via YouTube). She wasn't exaggerating. In August of last year, Kutcher proudly shared a picture via Instagram of their corn haul with the caption: "LA corn harvest. You can take the boy out of Iowa but..." 

Kunis told Kimmel, "We had so much corn, and here's the thing—we're in a pandemic. We can't do a barbecue. We can't have people over for a pool party, we can't—we were just stuck eating corn. We had corn for breakfast, we had corn for lunch, we had corn all—my kids are now made of corn."  That's definitely a lot of corn. But it turns out it was a great life lesson. Kunis confessed that the whole process of growing, harvesting, and clearing the dead stalks away gave her a whole new perspective and respect for anyone with a green thumb. "I've never had more respect for gardeners, farmers, landscapers, anybody that deals with dirt and grows food. I mean, talk about genuinely learning how hard this is."