And the naysayers called it a publicity stunt!
Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore have been together eight years and are approaching their sixth wedding anniversary, so inquiring minds want to know how they've managed to keep it together in the spotlight's glare.
In their first prime-time TV interview together, the couple discusses the secret of their long—in Hollywood years—and happy union.
For one thing, Kutcher is adept at the well-placed Post-It, and it certainly helps that Moore is "magical."
But really, there's no one thing. When asked on Piers Morgan Tonight what the secret was to their success, the duo took it quite seriously.
"You have to make your relationship a priority, and that's a difficult balance when you have work, the combination of career and family," Moore said. "I think we spend very little time apart."
"It's working on the relationship when the relationship is good," Kutcher added. "As marriage goes, I think people set 'getting married' as the goal as opposed to being married. Working on it when it's really good, not letting it go flat and finding things to work on together...Like this project we're working on, [their child-sex-trafficking awareness campaign] Real Men Don't Buy Girls, it's the two of us in the trenches every day...We argue and we're both alpha-individuals...But we know what the big goal is, to transform the quality of life for people."
"And in doing so, it does that for us," Moore said.
Presumably their sex life is doing all right, too, but Morgan kept it clean.
"I would say so," Moore said thoughtfully when asked if her hubby is romantic. "The type of romantic is, you go to our house, I have Post-It notes placed in various locations, all with messages of encouragement or love or just thought. Some have been there, I don't know, seven years."
"Post-It notes are much cheaper than diamonds," Kutcher quipped.
"They're all my favorite," Moore said, "but my most recent one was just a reminder that I was magical."
"She better stop saying this stuff in public, honestly," Kutcher protested. "Telling people about that publicly doesn't go over well for me."