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Anyone with an internet connection knows that Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore like to show their affection via Twitter. But did you know they often tweet one another while they're in the same room? The tech-savvy actor spoke at a telecommunications conference in Israel on Monday, where he told the crowd about the role of Twitter in his marriage.
"A lot of times my wife and I sit across from each other and tweet, it's a little bizarre," Kutcher said.
So why, exactly, do they do this?
"It's the same reason why you send roses to a woman at work," he explained. "Sometimes people like to be adored in public."
Obviously, both Kutcher, 32, and Moore, 37, get a kick out of publicly sharing their affection; just take a look at that cozy under-the-covers photo they posted on their anniversary. But one has to wonder: if a couple talks online when they're in the same room, is that really going to bring them closer? Kutcher compares it to sending flowers, but flowers require a lot more effort than a 140-character sentence typed into a phone. It strikes us more like passing a note to your crush in high school -- cute, but not the foundation for a solid relationship.
On the other hand, Kutcher and Moore have been tweeting back and forth for so long that Twitter seems to have become a big part of their relationship. And seeing as they're both actors who spend lots of time shooting movies, maybe they need that online element to keep the spark alive.
But what about the harsh words that can interrupt a Twitter feed -- like recent accusations that Kutcher cheated on Moore with a young fan? Kutcher says that even criticism can be a positive thing on Twitter.
"Until you shine a light really bright you may not see the garbage in your life," said the actor. "Sometimes, when there is criticism, it's shining a light on you and you need to use that to eliminate the garbage in your life."
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