Washington D.C. [USA], Apr. 10 : Ashton Kutcher believes that his wife Mila Kunis and children have made him a better person. The 39-year-old-actor was honored with Robert D. Ray Pilliar of Character Award for demonstrating "good character as a role model," delivered an emotional speech and paid a tribute to his wife and children, reports E! Online.
The 'Two and a Half Men' star said, "I mean, I'm telling you, this morning, I woke up and she kicked my a** on character.
I thought I was awesome because I got up early and helped with the kids before she woke up and I let her sleep a little bit and then she's like, 'Well, now you're gonna act tired? I do it every day.' But it was a character moment, right? Because she's right." But, Ashton believes that his children, two and a half-year-old daughter Wyatt and four-month-old son Dimitri are 'the greatest lesson in character in his life".
"But the greatest, greatest lesson in character in my life are my kids. When I had these kids, my wife and I had these kids and we got to share that amazing, amazing, amazing honor, my first response was, I wanted to call my parents and say, 'I'm sorry, because I never knew how much you loved me,'" he shared.
The actor and activist also talked about his divorce in 2013 from Demi Moore and believed that "he had a great fortune of having a divorce" as he got to know "how much love and loss is in there." He also paid tribute to his twin brother Michael Kutcher and fought back from tears while talking about him.
"I was born a twin and from the moment I came into this world I had to share it with someone," the actor said.
"I shared every birthday, every Christmas, I shared my bedroom, I shared my clothes, I shared everything I had in this world and I didn't know that there was another way because I always had my brother with me." Adding, "My brother was born with cerebral palsy and it taught me that loving people isn't a choice and that people aren't actually all created equal," Ashton said.
"The Constitution lies to us. we're not all created equal. We're all created incredibly inequal to one another, in our capabilities and what we can do and how we think and what we see.
But we all have the equal capacity to love one another, and my brother taught me that." Ashton Kutcher gave this speech at the Ron Pearson Center in West Des Moines in his native Iowa.