Mila Kunis says she was to blame for Macaulay Culkin breakup: 'I was an a**hole'

Mila Kunis is reflecting on the end of her relationship with Macaulay Culkin.

The 34-year-old actress recently sat down for a revealing conversation with her close friend, Dax Shepard, for his podcast, Armchair Expert With Dax Shepard, in which she opened up about her split from the Home Alone star. Kunis and Culkin started dating in 2002, but broke up after eight years together. 

Kunis shares that before she hooked up with her now-husband, Ashton Kutcher, she was single for two years. The actress said she definitely had fun with other guys, but wasn't looking for a boyfriend due to difficulty of the end of her relationship with Culkin.

"Totally open for business," Kunis jokes about her mentality at the time. "I had fun."

"I had a horrible, horrible breakup," she continues to explain. 

When Shepard asks her to clarify her statement -- particularly, if she was "sad" about the breakup --  Kunis bluntly replies, "No, I f**ked up. I was an a**hole in my 20s and I'll be the first to admit it. And that's something that took me a long time to come out and be like, 'Yeah, you know what, I was a d*ck,' and accept it and I own it.'

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Mila Kunis and Macaulay Culkin at Motorola during 2004 Park City - Motorola Lodge at Motorolla House in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Actor Macaulay Culkin (L) and actress Mila Kunis attend the launch of the 'uBid for Hurricane Relief' charity auction and benefit at the Empire Ballroom October 15, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the proceeds from the auction will be split evenly between the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, the RockWorks Foundation and the Child Welfare League of America. The organizations will use money raised to help areas in the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The online part of the auction continues on uBid.com through November 1, 2005. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin and girlfriend Mila Kunis during Ubid.com Joins Forces with Hollywood Stars to Launch Celebrity Auction to Benefit Hurricane Victims - Inside at Empire Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Actor Macaulay Culkin (L) and actress Mila Kunis attend the launch of the 'uBid for Hurricane Relief' charity auction and benefit at the Empire Ballroom October 15, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the proceeds from the auction will be split evenly between the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, the RockWorks Foundation and the Child Welfare League of America. The organizations will use money raised to help areas in the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The online part of the auction continues on uBid.com through November 1, 2005. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Actor Macaulay Culkin and Actress Mila Kunis attend Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on September 3, 2009 in Glendale, California. Jackson, 50, the king of pop, died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Actor Macaulay Culkin (L) and actress Mila Kunis attend the launch of the 'uBid for Hurricane Relief' charity auction and benefit at the Empire Ballroom October 15, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the proceeds from the auction will be split evenly between the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, the RockWorks Foundation and the Child Welfare League of America. The organizations will use money raised to help areas in the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The online part of the auction continues on uBid.com through November 1, 2005. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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"And it's f**ked up what I did," she continues. "It's f**ked up what I did, and it's f**ked up how I did it. When I got to be single I said, I just need to figure myself out. I genuinely need to know why I did what I did and, like, regroup myself as a human being."

These days, Kunis says she has forgiven herself.
 
"You know, it's been so long, like I feel like enough time has gone by," she shares. "I think enough mutual friends have been like ... everybody kind of forgave everybody for what went down. "

When Shepard comments that making mistakes is a normal part of growing up, Kunis agrees.

"At 35, I could look back and be like, 'I was 20,'" she muses.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 19: Ashton Kutcher (L) and Mila Kunis attend game 4 of the NLCS between the Chicago Cubs and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on October 19, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and singer Demi Lovato attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
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PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 22: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis look on from the sidelines before the game between the Chicago Bears and the Pittsburgh Steelers on September 22, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
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Apr. 10, 2002 - Hollywood, CALIFORNIA, USA - DON STARK, DEBRA JO RUPP, KURTWOOD SMITH, WILMER VALDERRAMA, LAURA PREPON, DANNY MASTERSON, ASHTON KUTCHER, MILA KUNIS, TOPHER GRACE..THAT 70S SHOW CELEBRATES ITS 100TH EPISODE WITH A PARTY AT.SUNSET ROOM, HOLLYWOOD, CA.APRIL 10, 2002. NINA PROMMER/ 2002 K24623NP(Credit Image: © Globe Photos/ZUMAPRESS.com)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 22: Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball between the Detroit Pistons and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 03: Ashton Kutcher (L) and Mila Kunis attend a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 03: Ashton Kutcher (L) and Mila Kunis attend a basketball game between the Utah Jazz and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 3, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 27: (L-R) Actors Jordy Masterson, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher seen during day 3 of 2014 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 27, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 29: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher arrive at LAX (Los Angeles International Airport). on September 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 25: Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend day 1 of 2014 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 25, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball game between the Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 12, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 5: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend Game Two of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 5, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 22: (L-R) Actors Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and singer Demi Lovato attend the 2016 Billboard Music Awards at T-Mobile Arena on May 22, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Todd Williamson/BBMA2016/Getty Images for dcp)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 28: Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on March 28, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 19: Mila Kunis (L) and Ashton Kutcher attend a basketball game between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)
AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 14: Founder of A-Grade Investments Guy Oseary, Actor Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis attend The Launch Of Ashton Kutcher & Guy Oseary's Sound Ventures At SXSW on March 14, 2015 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Anna Webber/Getty Images for SOUND)
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Kunis has largely remained private about her relationship with Culkin. But in a 2016 interview with Howard Stern, she did talk about Culkin's intense level of fame when they dated.

"He was huge," she recalled. "You couldn't walk down the street with him. He always had this weird attraction, like fans just screamed when they saw him! They didn't know how to react. It wasn't like a normal response to a celebrity. Fans responded in a very abnormal way to him."

Kunis has now been married to Kutcher for over three years. They share two kids together, 3-year-old daughter Wyatt and 1-year-old son Dimitri. Meanwhile, 37-year-old Culkin has also moved on, and is currently dating former Disney star Brenda Song.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Macaulay Culkin attends The Adult Swim RobotChicken Panel At New York Comic Con 2014 at Jacob Javitz Center on October 10, 2014 in New York City. 24884_010_518.JPG (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/WireImage for Turner Networks)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: Macaulay Culkin of The Pizza Underground performs on stage at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 at Humboldt Park on September 13, 2014 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 13: Macaulay Culkin of The Pizza Underground performs on stage at Riot Fest Chicago 2014 at Humboldt Park on September 13, 2014 in Chicago, United States. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Redferns via Getty Images)
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 31: Macaulay Culkin performs with Pizza Underground at Unconventional Oven on January 31, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Doc Hammer, Breckin Meyer, and Macaulay Culkin speak at the Robot Chicken Panel during New York Comic Con 2013 at the Javits Center on October 11, 2013 in New York City. 24181_002_0326.JPG (Photo by Mike Coppola/WireImage)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 29: Macaulay Culkin attends the 50th Foire du Trone - Opening Night at Pelouse De Reuilly on March 29, 2013 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
Actors Macaulay Culkin and Matthew Broderick (R) applaud as they present tribute to late director John Hughes onstage during the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 07: (EDITORS NOTE: NO ONLINE, NO INTERNET, EMBARGOED FROM INTERNET AND TELEVISION USAGE UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE LIVE OSCARS TELECAST) Actor Macaulay Culkin arrives backstage at the 82nd Annual Academy Awards held at Kodak Theatre on March 7, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 03: In this handout photo provided by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family, Actor Macaulay Culkin and Actress Mila Kunis attend Michael Jackson's funeral service held at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park on September 3, 2009 in Glendale, California. Jackson, 50, the king of pop, died at UCLA Medical Center after going into cardiac arrest at his rented home on June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harrison Funk/The Jackson Family via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends a signing for his new book 'Junior' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on March 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends a signing for his new book 'Junior' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on March 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
KINGS -- 'Judgement Day' Episode 106 -- Airdate 04/12/2009 -- Pictured: Macaulay Culkin as Andrew Cross (Photo by Nicole Rivelli/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Actor Macaulay Culkin arrives at the opening night performance of 'Clay' at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre on September 19, 2007 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Ryan Miller/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MARCH 18: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends a signing for his new book 'Junior' at Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Grove on March 18, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin and girlfriend Mila Kunis during Ubid.com Joins Forces with Hollywood Stars to Launch Celebrity Auction to Benefit Hurricane Victims - Inside at Empire Ballroom in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
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LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 15: Actor Macaulay Culkin arrives at the launch of the 'uBid for Hurricane Relief' charity auction and benefit at the Empire Ballroom October 15, 2005 in Las Vegas, Nevada. All of the proceeds from the auction will be split evenly between the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation, the RockWorks Foundation and the Child Welfare League of America. The organizations will use money raised to help areas in the Gulf Coast devastated by Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. The online part of the auction continues on uBid.com through November 1, 2005. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin during MTV's 'TRL' at Skywalker Ranch for 'Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith' Screening at Skywalker Ranch in Nicosia, California, United States. ***Exclusive*** (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Patrick Fugit, Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin during 'Saved' Los Angeles Premiere - After Party at Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
NEW YORK - JUNE 3: Actor Macaulay Culkin attends the Special Performance of Embedded at the Public Theater on June 3, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Actors Macaulay Culkin (L), Seth Green and Wilmer Valderrama pose at the after-party for United Artists' 'Saved' at the Beverly Hills Community Sports Center on May 13, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 13: Actors Macaulay Culkin (L), Jena Malone and Mandy Moore pose at the after-party for United Artists' 'Saved' at the Beverly Hills Community Sports Center on May 13, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin walking his dog in the park wearing his favorite sweatshirt and hat from 'Foster Hall', the title of the new television pilot he just finished for NBC. (Photo by RJ Capak/WireImage)
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Macaulay Culkin during The Opening Night Gala of OUTFEST, featuring 'Party Monster' in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
BERLIN - FEBRUARY 9: (L-R) Actor Seth Green and actor Macaulay Culkin field questions from reporters at the 53rd Berlinale Film Festival February 9, 2003 in Berlin, Germany. Green and Culkin are promoting their new film, 'Party Monster' at the film festival. (Photo by Kurt Vinion/Getty Images)
Macaulay Culkin, Doug Flutie and guest during 'Night of Too Many Stars' Evening to Benefit The Autism Coalition at Roseland Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Eric McCormack as Will Truman, Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne, Eric McCormack as Will Truman -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
WILL & GRACE -- 'May Divorce Be with You' Episode 22 -- Pictured: (l-r) Macaulay Culkin as Jason 'J.T.' Towne, Megan Mullally as Karen Walker -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Macaulay Culkin, Wilmer Valderrama and Seth Green during 2003 Park City - The Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival at The Chrysler Lounge in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
Dylan McDermott and Macaulay Culkin at the Chrysler Lounge Backstage Creations Talent Retreat at the Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival (Photo by L. Busacca/WireImage)
Macaulay Culkin and Chloe Sevigny during 2003 Park City - The Chrysler Million Dollar Film Festival at The Chrysler Lounge in Park City, Utah, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actor Macaulay Culkin (C) poses with Special Olympics athlete Bart Banson (L) and a fan at the Playstation 2 stop on Main street during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2003 Park City , Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 22: Actors Macaulay Culkin (R) and Seth Green pose with Special Olympics athlete Bart Banson at the Playstation 2 stop on Main street during the Sundance Film Festival on January 22, 2003 Park City , Utah. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Macaulay Culkin during Book Party for Ethan Hawke's 'Ash Wednesday' at Hudson Library/Hudson Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 22: Macaulay Culkin attends the screening party for 'Party Monster' on June 22, 2002 at Eugene's in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
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