"It's very absurd," she huffs to "Extra." "I've never commented on my personal life. I'm not going to comment on my personal life. It's a friend. A friend is a friend."
And with that, Mila unwittingly provided the fuel for a barrage of references to her quickly forgotten flick with Justin Timberlake, "Friends With Benefits."
We can't really blame the actress, 28, for sticking with the pal defense. After all, she's known Ashton, 34, since she was 14, and his wandering eye reputation both before and after his split with Demi Moore doesn't exactly speak to him being primo boyfriend material.
The semi-official word, courtesy of People mag, is that the pair are hanging out but keeping things casual.
"They're both single, having fun," explains a snitch. "There's nothing serious going on -- just friends having fun."
Their weekend fun in Carpinteria, Calif., reportedly included sushi, coffee and buying blueberries and sunflowers from a quaint roadside stand (see photo above).
Besides, Kunis apparently has her eyes wide open when it comes to Kutcher and his occasional hot tub-based socializing.
"Mila wouldn't stand for that kind of stuff," a source tells Us Weekly. "She's a strong, smart girl."
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