Kristen Bell Couldn’t Be More Proud As Husband Dax Shepard Celebrates 14 Years Of Sobriety

Shepard has been very open about his past struggles with drug and alcohol addiction

Kristen Bell & her husband Dax Shepard take their daughter to school in adorable photo
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Shepard has been very open about his past struggles with drug and alcohol addiction

There’s a famous mantra between married couples, “happy wife, happy life,” and Kristen Bell is one happy and proud wife, as her husband Dax Shepard celebrated 14 years of sobriety on Saturday, as reported by E! News.

It’s no surprise that Kristen Bell, 38, is a supportive and loving wife to her husband Dax Shepard, 43, and doesn’t mind sharing his accomplishments with the world. In honor of her husband’s 14th year of being sober, the Bad Moms actress penned a beautiful, congratulatory note for him via her Instagram on Saturday, paying respect to all the hard work the Parenthood actor committed himself to in order to get clean.

“I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it,” she wrote.

Bell and Shepard began dating in 2007 and got engaged in 2010. The couple married in October 2013 and share two daughters together: Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3.

The Forgetting Sarah Marshall actress went on to praise her husband for his dedication.

“I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when it’s needed.”

To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, Who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it. I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most. You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow. I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so. I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard. Xoxo

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Bell also highlighted the fact that Shepard has never been “ashamed” to share his past struggles of alcohol and drug abuse with others.

“I’m so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so.”

The Without A Paddle actor battled his addictions for many years before making the decision to get sober in 2004. Back in 2016, E! News reported that during an interview with Playboy, Shepard was very candid about his experiences with alcohol and drug use and his love of “Jack Daniel’s and cocaine” at the time.

“I just loved to get f**ked up—drinking, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything. Mostly my love was Jack Daniel’s and cocaine. I lived for going down the rabbit hole of meeting weird people. I got lucky in that I didn’t go to jail.”

Bell ended her note by writing, “I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human.”

To celebrate his achievement, Bell surprised the Armchair Expert podcast host with a trip to the King’s Hawaiian Factory, which Shepard hailed as the “best sober birthday present ever” as he boasted about eating a total of 13 bread rolls in one day.

Congratulations Dax Shepard on your 14 years of sobriety!