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Can we really have it all? Famous women speak out on the topic of work-life balance

Mila Kunis – who received critical acclaim for her role in Black Swan – recently admitted that she finds it difficult to balance her acting career with being a mother to her and Ashton Kutcher’s young daughter, Wyatt.

“Simply put, the idea of balance doesn’t exist,” she told The Cut. “It is your work or your kid, but you can’t balance it. There is really, in my opinion, no such thing. One will take a weight.”

Her comments sparked a world-wide debate around that age-old question; can women ever truly “have it all”?

Here’s what Mila’s fellow celebrities have to say on the divisive topic…



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