In case you’re just joining in, the internet was thrown into hysteria at the weekend when a number of celebrities revealed they didn’t wash themselves everyday. In a guest appearance on the Armchair Expert podcast, Mila Kunis and husband Ashton Kutcher admitted they only shower their children with water or not at all, unless they see dirt.
“I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway,” Kunis said. “But when I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day. I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns — ever.” Kutcher added, “Now, here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”
ln an interview with Vanity Fair, Jake Gyllenhaal echoed these comments and admitted he finds bathing “less necessary” and that “we naturally clean ourselves”.
Probably due to mounting pressure and the fact it’s the hot topic of the internet, Kunis and Kutcher took to Instagram today to confirm they’re bathing their children. A whole four days in a row so far.
“You’re putting water on the children? Are you trying to melt them?,” Kutcher jokingly asks Kunis as the children play in the shower. “That’s like the fourth time this week!”
It’s the kind of wholesome content we need.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard joined the conversation and said they waited for their children to smell for bathing. “I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink,” Bell said on The View. “Once you catch a whiff, that’s biology’s way of letting you know you need to clean it up.”
“There’s a red flag. Honestly, it’s just bacteria; once you get bacteria you gotta be like, ‘Get in the tub or the shower.’ So, I don’t hate what [Mila and Ashton] are doing. I wait for the stink.”
From body image to couples therapy and even when you should bathe your kids, we talk #HoTopics and catch up with the fabulous @KristenBell and @daxshepard! https://t.co/cVclFZQmjA pic.twitter.com/gRJko6xbQu
— The View (@TheView) August 3, 2021
Elsewhere, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jodie Turner-Smith, Jason Momoa have all confirmed they shower – not that anyone really asked.
before you lot even ask:
in this house, we bathe. pic.twitter.com/fxeTMovLJs
— Jodie (@MissJodie) August 6, 2021