Kristen Bell Has Words For People Who Think She's Unhappily Married

by Julie Scagell
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The comment came after a recent interview Dax Shepard did with a news outlet

Kristen Bell does not have time for anyone who dares to say she and husband Dax Shepard “can’t fucking stand each other,” which is precisely what one social media commenter said about a recent interview Shepard gave.

The pair — who are parents to two daughters — have been together for 13 years and have always been open and honest about their marriage, including marriage counseling. So, when Shepard gave an interview after a recent episode of Top Gear America aired showing a mural pained on the side of a van with Bell at his feet, he joked the art didn’t go down well with his wife.

“My wife is pretty adamant that’s the one vehicle she doesn’t want in our driveway,” he told Pop Culture. “She wasn’t thrilled with the level of ‘female empowerment’ that was depicted in that mural. Understandably. My kind of excuse was we had to honor [the ’70s,] the era in which this was popular.”

“It didn’t fly,” he added.

The outlet posted a snippet of the interview to their Instagram page, and that’s when people decided to offer their unsolicited opinions about their marriage.

“Every piece of news I see about them talks about how they just can’t fucking stand each other, constantly fight, now this dude is apparently objectifying her as well,” one commenter wrote. “Just what’s the point?”

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Another wrote, “I’m really tired of hearing about their marriage issues. I wish they would just shut up and work it out.”

Bell decided to respond to the negativity, writing in part, “We adore each other, we just try to be honest about how marriage, or companionship in any form, is hard sometimes.”

“You can’t always be in control, or right,” Bell continued, “and it’s important to us that we lead with the honesty of your ‘perfect match’ being a myth.”


Bell has been open about their marriage — in good times and in bad. She’s stood by Shepard through his sobriety and relapse late last year and is always willing to tell it like it is.

In 2020, like many couples suddenly together 24/7, Bell shared that she and her husband had “needed a little therapy brush-up” at the beginning of quarantine.

“Every couple of years, we’re like, ‘We’re being very antagonistic towards each other,’ and we don’t want that,” she told People. “We go back to therapy and figure out what I’m not doing that’s best for you and what you’re not doing that’s best for me, and how we can serve this team goal better. It’s been incredibly helpful.”

Bell summed up her thoughts on the matter perfectly: “You gotta work hard to love yourself and love other humans.”