Ashton Kutcher, You Must Be Especially Heartbroken Over Losing Brittany Murphy

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You and Brittany had a rollercoaster of a relationship

“[Today] the world lost a little piece of sunshine,” Ashton Kutcher tweeted after hearing about the death of his ex-girlfriend and co-star Brittany Murphy. “See you on the other side kid.” Ashton, we can’t even imagine how hard this must be for you, considering how close you were with Brittany.

You played newlyweds in the 2003 comedy Just Married — and it didn’t take long for sparks to start flying on set! According to sources, you mended Brittany’s broken heart after she was dumped by her 8 Mile co-star Eminem. You even introduced her to your family (who loved her, of course) and pretty soon there were rumors about your possible engagement! “I like everything about her,” you told told People in Feb. 2003. “She’s the total package.”

But the spark flickered out just a few months later and in April 2003, your publicist confirmed your split to the magazine. You showed up separately at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards on April 12, but were reportedly friendly when you bumped into each other backstage. Eyewitnesses at the event described you as “really cute” together, and the cuteness didn’t end there! You and Brittany had some fun at LA hot spot Joseph’s Cafe, where more onlookers say you two were dance-flirting. Still, your rep denied that you were back together.

Few Hollywood breakups end well, so we’re glad to know you were still on good terms with Brittany. Referring to her as “a little piece of sunshine,” it’s obvious you still cared about her very much. Our thoughts are with you, as well as Brittany’s family.

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