When Ashton Kutcher took to the stage to accept an award in Des Moines, Iowa, the crowd may never have expected him to end up fighting back the tears. After all, the actor started his speech by poking fun at himself and his own indiscretions, wondering out loud how he could’ve earned such an honor given his prior bad behavior.
But when Ashton began to talk about his twin brother, Michael, his mood seemed to change. And details of the relationship between the two have slowly emerged over the years to prove just how special of a bond they share. Yes, throughout Michael’s slew of health issues – he even underwent a heart transplant – Ashton has remained by his side. The future star even stuck up for his sibling in the face of school bullies.