Ashton Kutcher grew up in a very humble home. In fact, his mom and stepfather still live there–in Homestead, Iowa.
It was 20+ years ago when Ashton Kutcher helped his stepdad build the home. As all homeowners know, time takes its toll. The Two and a Half Men star decided that for Mother’s Day this year, he would fulfill a dream he’s long had. He remodeled his mom’s home. Talk about the ultimate Mother’s Day gift.
People magazine reports that Ashton enlisted the help of his stepfather, Mark, to plan the Mother’s Day surprise.
“It’s my way of saying thank you to my mom,” he explains. “My mom has been the greatest influence in my life–my parents gave me everything. They went to great sacrifices to give me the life that I have and anything I can do to say thank you is the right thing.”
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— E! Online (@eonline) May 6, 2015
“My stepdad and I built this place when I was 13-years-old,” Kutcher says. “But these days, we’ve all moved out and we’ve kind of outgrown the space.”
Since Ashton Kutcher and fiance Mila Kunis recently welcomed daughter Wyatt, the renovation will also serve as the perfect spot for them to take up temporary residence when visiting the folks back home.
“The one thing that has eternally bonded my stepdad and I is that my stepdad loves my mom as much as I do,” Kutcher says. “When you’re the oldest son, and your parents have gone through a divorce, you’re always mistrustful of any other guy. But Mark stepped in and a lot of ways was there for me in ways my dad couldn’t be there for me. I’m one of those people in this world who’s lucky enough to have two dads. I’m just a blessed person to have that much love in my life.”
Ashton Kutcher orchestrated the renovation from L.A. It took 27 days to complete. His mom was staying out there with him, Mila Kunis, and the new baby.
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— HuffPost Parents (@HuffPostParents) May 7, 2015
He revealed the surprise to his mom ahead of Mother’s Day.
“I went to visit Ashton and the new baby and they decided they needed me to stay out there for a little while to help,” his mom said. “And I come, and this is what I find. It does mean a lot to me, it’s beautiful.”
“Being able to do this for my mom it’s like a lifelong dream,” Ashton Kutcher says. “You know, you grow up and you have a good parent, and I don’t know that there’s anything I could ever do that really says thank you, but trying sure feels good.”
— AOL Entertainment (@AOLEntertain) May 2, 2015
Do you have a Mother’s Day gift picked out yet for your mom? Will it in any way rival what Ashton Kutcher did for his?
How do you suppose Ashton Kutcher will surprise Mila Kunis on her first Mother’s Day?