As child stars with more combined screen time than most adults log in a lifetime, Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin know they live in a bubble. Yet the couple managed to keep their breakup a secret for weeks as Kunis promoted her new movie “Black Swan,” with word of the split finally coming out this week. So why did Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin break up?
There’s been rumors that Culkin, the “Home Alone” star, couldn’t deal with the rising popularity of Kunis, star of “That 70s Show” and a voice on “Family Guy.” But that strikes me as false. Culkin has never been one of those me-me-me Hollywood types – as a child star, he got a lot of the “look at me” stuff out of his system by slapping his face repeatedly on screen.
More likely is simply that these two are still young – Culkin is 30, Kunis is 27 – and they simply weren’t right for each other in the end. This happens when you start dating young; Kunis was still in their teens when they got together, and Culkin had one failed marriage to Rachel Miner under his belt.
Undoubtedly their shared understand of the pressures of child star fame drew them together from the start. Let’s hope they can find happiness with someone else – I admire Kunis’ desire to keep a low profile compared to so many young starlets her age!
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