Mila Kunis Opens Up About Pregnancy and Engagement to Ashton Kutcher, Planning a Natural Birth

Actress tells Ellen DeGeneres she craves sauerkraut and pickles and plays coy about her baby's name and gender

By Zach Johnson May 09, 2014 10:58 AMTags

Mila Kunis is breaking her silence!

Months after E! News exclusively confirmed her pregnancy and engagement, the Jupiter Ascending actress opened up about her personal life on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Friday. "Congratulations," Ellen DeGeneres said. "Now you hid it for a while. "I mean, you got away with it for a long time."

"I did," Kunis admitted. "We were actually able to hide it for a very long time. I know. It's amazing."

Kunis played coy when DeGeneres inquired about her due date. "Some time this year. I promise you," she teased. "It will be this year." The Oz the Great and Powerful star also declined to reveal her baby's gender, and though she and Ashton Kutcher have picked out a name, they chose to keep that private.

"I'm going to guess what it is by the end of this segment," DeGeneres said. "I'm going to guess what it is."

As far as cravings go, Kunis said, "I'm very stereotypical. I eat sauerkraut all day long. Here's the truth."

"Because you're from the Ukraine, right?" DeGeneres asked.

"I guess so," the Friends With Benefits star said. "This is the worst craving to have because sauerkraut smells and so every time you open up a jar it just reeks in the whole kitchen...It's not like ice cream where everything smells lovely."

Kunis said she also craves pickles—and as luck would have it, DeGeneres had some handy! "Look at this. Is this Bubbies sauerkraut?" she asked. "It's Bubbies sauerkraut. I've gone through all of them."

"Oh, you know your sauerkraut," DeGeneres said, marveling at her guest. "And you just eat it raw like that?"

"Yeah. Is that weird?" Kunis asked. "How do you eat yours?"

"I don't, really," DeGeneres deadpanned. "No."

"It smells so bad," Kunis said. "These are great pickles...Vinegar based food, I guess, is what I'm craving."

"So, that to me is leaning boy," DeGeneres surmised.

"Interesting," Kunis said, smiling. "Okay."

"And is Ashton helping?" DeGeneres asked. "Like if you wake up in the middle of the night, will he bring you sauerkraut or a pickle?"

"Yes. But he kid of preempted this," the mom-to-be explained. "He assumed that I was gonna have goofy cravings, so he stocked our secondary fridge with weird food. Just like pickles, and sauerkraut, or like anchovies, and ice creams, just in case at one point during this pregnancy I'd be like, 'I really want something.' And it happened last week. I was like, 'Oh my God, I need a pickle!' It was just the weirdest thing, like I needed this pickle. And he was like, 'Hold on a second,' and disappeared in the backyard and came back with the most amazing dill pickle of all time."

DeGeneres then asked Kunis about another rumor regarding Kutcher. "I hear he's also learning Russian because you speak Russian," she said. "He's learning Russian so he can speak to the baby in Russian?"

"Yeah, he's been taking classes for probably like six months now. He does it twice a week. A woman comes to the house to give him lessons," Kunis said. "It's really, really great."

Kunis also revealed that she's planning a natural birth. "Are you going to do it at home?" DeGeneres asked. Kunis replied, "We thought about it. We watched a couple of documentaries and we looked into the like the midwife aspect of it and things and spoke to my OB/GYN and realized that the hospital that I'm going to be laboring in does a midwife, you know, doula type of thing, and so I'm gonna do it as all natural as I possibly can unless that there's an emergency or something that should wrong."

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall star doesn't want an epidural, either. "I'm crazy. I mean, I did this to myself—I might as well do it right," she said. "I wanted this. It's like, no one made me do this."

"I know," DeGeneres said, "but you didn't do it to yourself. I know that much. I may not know a lot, but I know that much."

"I did have a little help," Kunis said, laughing. "Just a little bit. I mean..."

"Well, you don't want to say that either!" DeGeneres joked.

Kunis also opened up about how she managed to keep her engagement to Kutcher a secret. "We were able to keep this private for two months—two months without anybody knowing. I think everybody assumed we've been engaged for so long that I was wearing the ring in public for two months and no photograph was nobody ever commented on a single photograph," the movie star recalled. "Like it was just not...they just decided not to acknowledge it for two months. It was amazing."

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