Ashton Kutcher Praised Harry Styles' Karaoke Before Knowing He Was a Singer: I Felt 'So Dumb'

"Oh my god, now I feel like a jerk," Ashton Kutcher recounted of complimenting Harry Styles on his karaoke performance before knowing who the One Direction alum was

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 02: Ashton Kutcher attends World Premiere Of Netflix's "Your Place Or Mine" at Regency Village Theatre on February 02, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images); British singer and actor Harry Styles arrives for the premiere of "My Policeman" at the Regency Bruin Theatre in Westwood, California, on November 1, 2022. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Ashton Kutcher may not have been a Directioner, but nobody can say he doesn't have good taste.

The Your Place or Mine star, 44, revealed a slightly embarrassing anecdote to Esquire about how he first met Harry Styles during a karaoke party thrown by his and wife Mila Kunis' neighbor, "an extraordinarily well-known singer, that is maybe the best singer today."

"And then this other kid gets up, and he does this ABBA song ... I'm like, 'Oh my God. It's bananas,' " he recalled. "So this kid gets off stage, and Mila and I go up to him. And we're like, 'Man, I got to tell you something, you're a ringer. You're like a karaoke ringer. You're really good, like really good.' "

"He's like, 'Thanks, man. Thank you, I really appreciate that.' So we go to our friend and we go, 'God, that guy was really good, huh?' And they're like, 'It's Harry Styles.' And I was like, 'Who's that?' Mila's like, 'It's the guy from the boy band. He's a professional singer.' "

"Oh my God, now I feel like a jerk. He's a professional singer. And we're trying to tell him he's a good singer. And I feel so dumb. So I just really want to say, I'm sorry Harry Styles, but you're really good at karaoke, man. Seriously, like really good," Kutcher added.

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He and Kunis, 39, tied the knot in 2015, years after playing onscreen high school sweethearts Kelso and Jackie on That '70s Show, which ran for 8 seasons from 1998 to 2006. They share daughter Wyatt Isabelle, 8, and 6-year-old son Dimitri Portwood.

Last year, the Kunis/Kutcher family made $10.4 million for their marital home in the exclusive Beverly Hills Post Office neighborhood, which has included Adele, Britney Spears, Katy Perry and John Legend among its residents.

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After finding fame as part of One Direction, Styles, 29, dropped his self-titled solo debut album in 2017. He won his first Grammy Award in 2021, and he's nominated for six more at this weekend's awards show, where he's set to perform.

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