Actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are undoubtedly one of the more genuine celebrity couples, made all the more relatable by their candidness when it comes to their marriage, parenting, and Dax’s struggle with sobriety.
In fact, a couple of weeks ago Bell shared a touching Instagram post in tribute of Shepard’s 14th year sober, writing “I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it.”
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To the man mocked me in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, Who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it. I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most. You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow. I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so. I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard. Xoxo
The fact of Shepard’s sobriety, coupled with my personal notion of Kristen Bell as a perfect straight-laced angel (the term “goody two-shoes” comes to mind, but I begrudge using it for fear it may have a negative connotation) makes one think that Bell probably doesn’t like to get sizzled in any way, and if she does, she doesn’t do it around her husband.
But one would be wrong! Because as the actress told podcaster Marc Maron in a recent episode of WTF with Marc Maron, she smokes weed. Around Dax. And he doesn’t care. I present with full pride, her statement verbatim:
“I smoke around my husband it doesn’t seem to bother him. Weed rules. Once a week, if I am exhausted and we are about to sit down and watch 60 Minutes, why not?”
Dax isn’t allowed to smoke, though. “He lost his privilege with them because he can’t handle it; his brain doesn’t have the chemistry to handle it.” Fair enough.
Furthermore, Bell revealed that her husband has encouraged her to host an “ecstasy party” at their home where he’d be acting as a “sober guide.” Now that’s a party I could get down with.