Dax Shepard Shares the Downside of Being Married to Kristen Bell

Dax Shepard Kristen BellDax Shepard and Kristin Bell have now been married for six years, and there have been plenty of highlights in their marriage. (

Just call her no-holds-Bell. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have now been married for four years, and there have been plenty of highlights in their marriage, including laughter and a full life with their two little girls. However, the actor revealed to Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday, November 8, that he’s experienced one particular downside to their marriage.

“She does a ton of interviews,” Shepard mused. “And you know eventually you just run out of stuff to talk about.”

In fact, oftentimes the contents of these conversations can expose more than necessary. “I was at a restaurant last night—[and] this is true, this is the honest truth—and this stranger comes up to me and he goes, ‘Hey, I just read your kids walked in on you having sex,’” Shepard recalled. “I was like, ‘What are you talking about?’ He goes, ‘Yeah, I saw a headline and your wife said your kids walked in on you having sex.’ I don’t even know that she told that story. I don’t know what version she told of it.”

So he told the restaurant patron the story from his perspective. “I go, ‘Okay, they didn’t walk in while I was pounding mom,’” the CHiPs actor laughed. “We put on the TV in the living room… we’re bad parents, and then we stole away for a minute. An afternoon delight. But we were just under the sheets and they walked in and it was more just explaining why we were taking a nap in the afternoon while they were on the loose.”

This was just one example on the list of many instances where Shepard has been blindsided. “This stuff happens all the time because she talks, she’s on social media,” he said.

The couple married in a courthouse wedding on Valentine’s Day in 2013.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.