Even Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Have Had Relationship Doubts – And It’s a Powerful Lesson About True Love
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are not only actors and entertainers. They are one of the cutest celebrity couples around, but they are also real people – and they have shared that they have had their doubts and complications along the way, just like everyone else.
Dax Shepard appeared in an episode of the show “Off Camera,” and was interviewed by Sam Jones. Shepard, who has a pretty edgy history ended up with Bell, who he describes as a super generous, giving “good girl.”
Shepard shared that’s actually something that gave him doubts early on. “So I never, ever was like, ‘Oh, I hope I can ‘keep’ Kristen.’ I was going, ‘Do I want to be with a Christian, who has eight people living in her house for free, who has to get out of the car when there’s a dog that doesn’t have a leash and ruin her whole day to rescue this dog?’” the Parenthood actor said.
“That’s great. And she’s good. But that’s not what I want to do,” Shepard said. ” I’m not that good. I don’t want to spend my day finding the owner of a dog. So I wasn’t fearful I would lose her. I wasn’t certain I wanted to be with someone like that.”
But Shepard did not give up on the relationship and as time went on, he was more and more drawn to how Bell lived her life and wanted to aspire to be more like her.
“There’s something charmed about it. And I think it’s charmed because it starts with her being just endlessly generous and loving and giving people the benefit of the doubt and believing in people and believing the world’s a wonderful place and all these things,” he said.
“And then down river, it proves to be all those things to her. And me, on the other hand, is like, ‘No one’s going to take my wallet.’ That’s all I’m thinking about. And I miss all this other stuff.”
They have now been married five years, and while Shepard says that Bell has never tried to change him, her positive qualities have rubbed off on him ― in what he refers to as “magic osmosis.”
“She has come the same exact distance toward me that I’ve come toward her,” the Armchair Expert podcast host said. “Without me, she’s never on your show admitting she has depression. She’s never doing that. That’s something she got from me.”
The couple has been open about working on themselves and their marriage, and it shows. “You do better in the gym with a trainer. You don’t figure out how to cook without reading a recipe,” Bell told Good Housekeeping in 2015. “Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about.”