Oops! Ashton Kutcher Offers Relationship Advice in New Magazine Interview

(Men's Health)

By Daniel Gates

(Men’s Health)

Ashton Kutcher is the cover subject for December’s Men’s Health (and is also featured in Women’s Health), and the actor makes a few comments that are pretty interesting in light of the news that he and Demi Moore will divorce.

“I’m relatively scared of failure,” he tells Men’s Health, adding, “But I just don’t see it as something that’s inevitable.” In explaining his divorce late Thursday, Kutcher called marriage “difficult” and said “unfortunately sometimes they fail.”

Even more intriguing, though, are Kutcher’s responses to questions about love in Women’s Health. Asked for the best relationship advice he’s been given, the actor responds, “I think it’s all about working on the relationship and making it better… when it’s good. Don’t wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship.”

Women’s Health then asks Kutcher to finish the sentence, “I could never be with a woman who…” “Wow, that’s tough,” he answers. “I could never be with a woman who felt like she needed to change me.” Kutcher’s response what still “boggles” his mind about women is really what stands out.

“Everything surprises me and enchants me,” he says. “The thing that enchants me the most is the ability women have to feel other people’s pain. The total empathy that women have is extraordinary.” The retroactively awkward comments are reminiscent of Kim Kardashian‘s ill-timed cover interview with Marie Claire, in which she called her marriage to Kris Humphries the “best time in my life” – only weeks before they split.

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