Kristen Bell Speaks Out About Her Husband Dax Shepard’s Past With Addiction

Kristen Bell is now speaking out about her husband Dax Shepard’s past, and it actually makes her very emotional to talk about it. Dax Shepard was an addict in the past, but he has been sober for over 10 years now and is doing great. Kristen Bell was on the Sunday, July 24, episode of CBS’s Sunday Morning and got a bit emotional talking about it all. Us Magazine shared the details about what Kristen Bell had to say about what Dax has dealt with over the years. She also talked about her career and how things are going for her.

Kristen Bell has nothing bad at all to say about Dax, though. She spoke out about how he has been a great father and husband.

“He’s a wonderful father. He knows the value of things. He was an addict for many, many years and he pulled himself out of it, and he’s been sober for 11, 12 years now. … And he knows how many times he’s messed up and how many times he’s been really close to losing everything.”

Kristen Bell went on to explain that they both put family first. Kristen and Dax are parents to Lincoln and Delta. She went on to say that she knows that on her deathbed she will be thinking about her family and not some random movie that she did at one point. What Kristen Bell said is something that everyone should think about from time to time. She gets how important family is and that they need to come first.


Dax Shepard hasn’t been shy about his drug use and even admitted he is lucky he didn’t end up behind bars because of it. He admitted to using cocaine and battling with Kristen over his drug use at the start of their relationship. These two have worked it all out, though. They seem to be perfect together.

CBS News shared that Kristen Bell recently shared that she doesn’t take anything for granted at all. When asked if she feels like she is on a roll, Kristen said “If being on a roll is defined by being really happy, then yes, I am.” Kristen went on to say, “I don’t deserve to be here. I worked hard, but I was also in the right place at the right time. And I’m really, really grateful for the jobs that I’ve had.” Her career and family life is going well right now.

One other thing that Kristen Bell shared was that she is insecure about one thing and isn’t afraid to admit. She said, “I feel stupid sometimes. That’s a truthful insecurity. I am around so many talented artists and intellectuals and creative people. I spend a lot of time with people that are smarter than me. So one of my truthful insecurities is that I feel stupid a lot.”


If you wonder about the jobs that Kristen Bell takes, she says she only takes jobs that will keep her close to her kids. Her family is the most important thing to her, and Kristen makes sure to put them first. Kristen will be starring in a movie with Dax soon, and this made it where the two could spend a lot of time together. Bell is happy that she can still go to the grocery store and be normal, but has a career as well. She is famous, but not to the point where she can’t step out of the house.

Are you shocked to hear what Kristen Bell had to say about Dax Shepard’s drug use? Did you realize that this was part of his past? Sound off in the comments section below on your thoughts.

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