Ashton Kutcher Hilariously Calls Out Laura Prepon for Keeping Her Engagement a Secret: “Unacceptable!”

Laura Prepon Ashton KutcherNEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Laura Prepon and Ashton Kutcher attend the Museum of the Moving Image honoring Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos and Seth Meyers at St. Regis Hotel on June 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Laura Prepon is receiving some good-natured backlash after keeping her newly-engaged status a secret. The future Mrs. Ben Foster–who revealed her sparkling new engagement ring this week–wasn’t able to keep silent on the topic on Friday, October 7, with her longtime friend, Ashton Kutcher.

Kutcher, 38, who sat in as co-host with Kelly Ripa on Live With Kelly, was quick to call out his That ’70s Show costar on her secret engagement. In fact, he voiced his mock annoyance to Ripa while Prepon was still backstage. “I call her Pre, and I’m very upset with her right now,” Kutcher joked. “She just announced this engagement… I had to find out in the news. And she’s my friend. It’s weird like that!”

The actor went on to explain that Prepon’s news came as even more of a surprise since her fiance is also a friend of his. “So, I’m double upset that neither of them told me,” he told Ripa. Even if Prepon, 36, heard her good friend’s rant, she didn’t let it keep her from rushing to give him a big hug.

“He’s so pissed at me,” the Girl On the Train actress said before taking her seat next to Ripa.

“I love you, but I am so pissed at you,” Kutcher said, poking fun at her. “Pre, this is unacceptable. This kind of thing is unacceptable.”

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“But if anyone understands the private lives, you do. You get it,” she told him.

“I get it,” he acknowledged,” but private lives include friends.”

“I’ve been in prison; I’ve had limited communication with people,” the Orange Is the New Black actress joked of filming her wildly popular Netflix series.

“This is deep. This is really, really deep,” Kutcher mused. “The amount of crap you gave Mila [Kunis] and I… and you and Ben Foster? We’ve known each other all together just as long!”

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 04: Actress Laura Prepon and Actor Ben Foster attends “The Girl on the Train” premiere at Regal E-Walk on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jimi Celeste/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

“It is true,” Prepon replied. “We’ve known each other for like, 20 years… cause we all started hanging out in 1998,” she recalled of when That ’70s Show first started. “Every Friday after our taping, all of our friends would come and hang out and [Ben] was there.”

Ripa then mentioned Prepon’s engagement ring, which features a circular diamond solitaire – explaining that the style of ring is said to “yield marriages that last.”

Kutcher didn’t hesitate to add to his friend’s apparent embarrassment. “I know how much you hate talking about this, and it makes me happy,” he admitted.

“I know, you’re over there so giddy right now!” Pepron laughed.

As for the story of the engagement, the actress gave nothing away. “We’re really private, so we kept it kind of private as Kutch can attest, because no one really knew about it,” she said. “And then we just kind of came out with this week.”

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Kelly is an online news writer for The Knot. She is a professional writer who studied English at Ohio State University. Kelly is a big fan of TLC's '90 Day Fiance' and FYI's 'Married at First Sight.'