Ask and you shall receive… at least from Kristen Bell. The actress—the latest celeb to participate in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything)—fielded some new questions about her high-profile marriage to Dax Shepard in the thread on Thursday, October 5.
One participant in particular asked Bell: “I also love reading the down-to-earth, realistic interviews you and your husband do about the reality of being in a serious/long-term relationship, with all its ups and downs. If you had one major piece of advice for other couples, what would it be?”
“Try hard. It’s uncomfortable, but worth it,” Bell replied. “Also be vulnerable. No one does it right, so forgive and then be vulnerable again.”
Another Reddit user joked that Bell’s one true love was Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson. “Dax is OK with it. He’s VERY open to anything,” she replied. “He’s a free spirit, and also often my wingman.”
Bell and Shepard married in a low-key, private courthouse ceremony back in 2013. They currently share two young daughters. The Veronica Mars star has been particularly vocal about her marriage this week. During a stop by the Harry Connick Jr. Show, Bell shared a behavioral pattern that she needed to address very early on into her marriage.
“The first year, you are working out your kinks. I loved it,” she told the show host. “We’d get in a fight, because we would fight a lot, and I’d, like, yell something then slam the bedroom door. Then I’d slam the front door, then I’d get in my car, and then I’d skid out the driveway and I would sit around the corner in my car and it felt so good.”
Here are 11 seconds of one of my happiest days. Driving in the ’67 Lincoln to the courthouse, listening to #brettdennen on a mix My Valentine made especially for this particular ride. I’m filled with excitement and nervous energy. And then he floors it- just to make me giggle. I love you with my whole heart, @daxshepard – for everything you are and all that you have taught me. Happy Valentine’s day. #happyvalentinesday #valentines #valentinesday
However, Shepard put a stop to it really quickly. “I realized how incredibly toxic it was only after he pointed it out,” Bell noted. “Three months into our relationship he was like, ‘You can’t leave anymore during fights. I’m not going to do that.’ I was like, ‘What?’ He’s like, ‘You can’t do that, I’m not going to have a relationship,.’”
”He has a very high standard and a strong code of ethics,” Bell proudly concluded. “He was like, ‘No, I have more respect for myself, I love you but I’m not going to do that my whole life.'”
The Good Place actress and her husband married in a city hall ceremony on Valentine’s Day 2013. “We got married in a tiny room in the Beverly Hills courthouse,” she previously told CBS News, “and it was still one of the best days of my life.”