The scruffy Two and a Half Men star graces the cover of the December issue of Men's Health magazine, and inside he revealed his worst fear.
"I'm relatively scared of failure," said 33-year-old Ashton. "But I just don't see it as something that's inevitable."
Star magazine was the first to report that the couple would be ending their marriage after the boy toy was caught in a cheating scandal with San Diego party girl, Sara Leal, in September.
Kutcher's quotes were made before the split was official, but it is his insightful comments to sister mag, Women's Health that have gotten people talking.
When asked the best advice that he'd ever gotten, Ashton replied:
“I think it’s all about working on the relationship and making it better … when it’s good. Don’t wait for a problem to work on things. The goal is not to get into a relationship; the goal is to be in a relationship.”
Ashton's final comment could be easily translated as a dig at soon-to-be ex-wife Demi, 49, who tried to mold him to make up for their 15-year age difference.
When asked to finish the sentence, "I could never be with a woman who..."
Kutcher replied, stumbling on his words: "I could never be with a woman who...Wow, that’s tough. I could never be with a woman who felt like she needed to change me."
The December issue of Men's Health is on newsstands on November 22.