In fact it took weeks before the split became public.
The couple kept quiet about the end of their relationship while Kunis promoted her Golden Globe-nominated film, “Black Swan,” which is also an Oscar contender.
The split was amicable, and they remain close friends,” a Kunis rep told The New York Post.
Culkin, 30, and Kunis, 27, began dating in 2002, when she starred in both “That 70’s Show” and the animated “Family Guy.”
At the time, Culkin’s career was largely in eclipse. He’d outgrown the child roles in which he was so successful and was enmeshed in family drama between his domineering father, the actor Kit Culkin, and his alcoholic mother.
He’d started acting at age 4, and attempted to launch an adult film career in 2000. “Party Monster “in 2003 was Culkin’s movie comeback. He played a crack-smoking gay killer in hot pants. In the comedy “Saved,” he played a wheelchair-bound Christian student.
Meanwhile Kunis’ career has been ascending since her days in television.
Although she starred in several b-rated and straight to DVD movies early in her film career, she achieved a break through of sorts in the 2008 comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall.”
She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award following the movie, and her roles an acting credits have been on the rise since.
Although the relationship was still ongoing through that period. Kulkin’s career continued to sputter and he was arrested for drug use.
In 2010, she starred alongside Denzel Washington in the action film “The Book of Eli” and followed that up with her turn in the critically acclaimed ‘Black Swan,” which could well cement her as an A-List actress.
It’s likely the two just grew apart professionally, and ultimately personally.