Ashton Kutcher received an award back in his hometown of West Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, and he delivered an emotional thank you speech in which he discussed his divorce from Demi Moore and the rumors that surrounded it. He also teared up while talking about his twin brother, his parents, his wife Mila Kunis, and their kids.
Kutcher, 39, was the recipient of the Robert D. Ray Pilliar of Character Award, and he said he debated whether or not to accept the award. During his speech, he listed off some of the mistakes he’d made in his life, such as getting arrested when he was 18-years-old for attempting to break in to his high school and being pulled over by a police officer while high.
“I’m also probably the first person to get this award for character who had his name splashed across every gossip magazine as an adulterer like five years ago,” he told the crowd.
He later added, “Character comes when those magazines tear you apart for something you may or may not have done, and you’ve got to go out and perform tomorrow with everyone looking at you like you might be an adulterer.”
He said his split from Moore was a learning experience that he was fortunate to have.