Ashton Kutcher may just win son of the year! The actor fulfilled his “lifelong dream” of doing something extra special for mom, undertaking a surprise renovation on his childhood home in Homestead, Iowa to show mom just how much he loves her.
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“It’s my way of saying thank you to my mom,” shares Ashton. “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.”
The Two and a Half Men star adds that he wants the renovations to reflect “how my parents live now” and "how they're going to be living with grandkids running around” – Ashton and Mila Kunis welcomed their baby girl Wyatt Isabelle seven months ago, and Ashton’s sister also recently had a child.
“Being able to do this for my mom it's like a lifelong dream,” Ashton adds. “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.”
The renovations were completed through the home-remodelling app Houzz and shared on the website as part of an online series, capturing Ashton's mom’s reaction to the surprise. “Oh my god, what on earth,” she exclaims with tears in her eyes as she sees the bunk beds built for her grandchildren.
“It’s a house I helped build with my stepdad [Mark] when I was 13 but these days we’ve all moved out and kind of outgrown the space,” explained Ashton, who is a Houzz investor.
“I just had a daughter, my sister just had a new son. And I want to make it fit for the next generation.”