Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis—married since 2015—weren’t too fond of a recent In Touch report that said the couple was splitting up. So they decide to repel the rumor with a trolling Instagram video.
In it, Kutcher and Kunis sit in their car. "Babe, what's happening? What's going on?" Kutcher asks. Holding a picture of the magazine cover, Kunis responds: “It’s over between us.”
From there, they dive into “what exactly” led to their divorce: “I felt suffocated,” says Kunis.
“You felt suffocated by me? I was just so overbearing, wasn’t I?” Kutcher adds, acting incredulous.
The actress also jokes that she’s taking the kids, meaning their daughter Wyatt and son Dimitri.
Plus, says Kunis, “You had a dark secret exposed.” But neither of them, they say, have any idea what this dark secret was. “It must have been really dark,” claims Kutcher.
Kutcher posted the video on his personal Instagram. “Maybe next week my wife will be having twins. For the third time. But who’s counting,” he wrote in the caption.
The video received a number of celebrity comments—from Demi Lovato to Rumer Willis.
They aren’t the only celebrities lately turning to laughter to dispel falsities. Take Justin and Hailey Bieber: after incessant pregnancy rumors, the two joked that they were expecting on April Fool’s Day. (Although the stunt did receive backlash, as some thought it was insensitive to those struggling with fertility issues. Bieber later issued an apology.) Then there’s clapback queen Chrissy Teigen, who just put things bluntly when In Touch claimed her and John Legend were “on the brink of splitting” in 2017. “You exclusively dumb pieces of trash,” she wrote.
It’s also another testament to how, increasingly, Instagram and social media allow celebrities to act as their own press teams, their own advocates. While, in the past, they may have needed to release a statement, or address the issue in an interview, now they can do so not only on their own terms, but in their own style. Hell, why shouldn’t two comedic actors like Kunis and Kutcher have some fun with this? After all, as they say: sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
Originally Appeared on Vogue