January 19th, 2011
05:28 PM ET
Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman play friends with benefits in the new comedy "No Strings Attached," but in real life, Kutcher says he and wife Demi Moore were friends a long time before there were any benefits.
"My relationship was a relationship first," Kutcher, who met 48-year-old Moore in 2003 and wed two years later, tells the February issue Redbook.
"Well, there wasn't anything physical happening for awhile, but from the get-go it was more than friendship. It was a deeper connection than that," he said.
Though the 32-year-old former "That '70s Show" star had been in several high-profile relationships before romancing Moore — January Jones and Brittany Murphy were among his former flames — he eventually reached the point where he wanted to stop sowing his wild oats.
"I think guys wind up... not wanting another guy sleeping with the girl they're with," he explains. "But eventually everyone wants something more. We all have that desire for something special, something committed. We all want to be The One."
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