Kristen Bell Shares Story About That Moment No Parent Can Avoid

by Julie Scagell
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Kristen Bell shares story about her kids ‘walking in’ on her and Dax

Kids — we all love them. But sometimes parents need a little time away to, ummm, reconnect. And because our kids are around all the damn time, it can be quite the challenge. Kristen Bell recently shared a rather embarrassing parenting moment about her kids catching her and husband Dax Shepard in the act — and we absolutely love her for it.

Kristen Bell was promoting her new movie “A Bad Moms Christmas” and stopped by the set of “The Talk” to spend some time with the hosts. During the “Pillow Talk” segment, Sara Gilbert asked the question, “What is the most embarrassing thing your kids have walked in on you and your husband doing?” and every parent watching slowly hid their face in a pile of couch pillows.

“Oh, they walked in on us having sex,” she admitted. The whole room gasped but Bell reassured them (while sporting some head to toe pink pajamas) that sex is, in fact, a perfectly natural act. “That’s how they were made,” she joked.

Bell went on to explain for everyone’s benefit, “Well, we didn’t, like, continue. We sort of just went like ‘Hey, what’s up? What’s uppp? What’s uppppppppp? What do you need? What do you need?’” Bell shared.

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Look, it’s happened to the best of us. Its better their kids were young when it happened. Try having teens in the house. “Mom, why is the door locked? Ohmygodddddd are you guys having sex? Ewwwww, that is so gross.” Now, that’s a mood killer and also we’ll never be able to look them in the eyes again.

Bell isn’t one to shy away from frank conversation. She is one of those celebrities us mere mortals can identify with. She refuses to take the blame for her kids bad behavior, she openly admits her marriage is hard work, and agrees life with children is a complete cluster.

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“Every day when you’re raising kids, you feel like you could cry or crack up and just scream ‘This is ridiculous!’ because there’s so much nonsense, whether it’s what they’re saying to you or the fact that there’s avocado or poop on every surface,” she joked on the Today Show. And when there isn’t food or feces covering the walls, they walk in on you during business time. Because kids are selfish and if they aren’t having fun, apparently neither are we.

The couple have two daughters together — Delta, two, and Lincoln, four – so it was highly unlikely they actually knew what their parents were up to. But the actress was thinking quick on her feet and told the girls, “Mommy and daddy are just going to take a nap for a couple more minutes.”

They had some unfinished business, after all.

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