At one point I thought that Kristen Bell had reached the limits of her oversharing to the press. That was likely after she revealed that she loved to fight dramatically with her husband Dax Shepard in the first year they were dating. This seemed like TMI to me. I have mixed feelings about Kristen and Dax as they’ve both been admirably vulnerable with the press. They’ve revealed some painful personal information, like the fact that Kristen suffers from anxiety and takes medication for it and that Dax is a recovering addict. On the other hand this seems to be a calculated media strategy in that they often talk about how their marriage takes work and that they’re in therapy. Kristen has even admitted that she believes in showing her bad side as well as her good. She also knows how to get headlines with some revealing quotes, like when she recently shared a personal story about her kids walking in on her and Dax during sexytimes. Kristen and Dax’s have daughters Delta, 3, and Lincoln, 4 and a half. Kristen is promoting A Bad Mom’s Christmas, which premiered this weekend at #2 behind Thor: Ragnarok of course, and is sitting at 32% on Rotten Tomatoes. Kristen was asked on The Talk “what is the most awkward thing your kids walked in on you and your husband doing?” She then launched into this story, and maybe she didn’t have a choice but considering that most of these questions are prearranged I would assume it was her idea or she at least agreed to it beforehand.
Kristen Bell… revealed on The Talk Friday that her children with Shepard, 42, once walked in on her and the actor in a compromising situation.
When asked about her most embarrassing moment involving her family, the actress didn’t hesitate: “Oh, they’ve walked in on us having sex.”
After the show’s cohosts gasped, Bell quickly said, “That’s how they were made, it’s OK!”
When Julie Chen asked what she and Shepard did, the actress said, “Well, we didn’t, like, continue… we sort of just went like, ‘Hey, what’s up? What do you need? What do you need?’… And then we just said, ‘Mommy and daddy are just going to take a nap for a couple of minutes.’”
Do you remember when Kristen and Dax spearheaded the “no kids policy” movement to get paparazzi to stop taking harassing and taking photographs of kids? They feel strongly about protecting their children’s identities, which is understandable. It seems odd for Kristen to tell these type of stories in light of that. Of course it’s her prerogative though. It may sound benign as the girls were little and likely didn’t figure out what was happening. I have a teenager, and he would be embarrassed if he discovered I revealed a story like this about his childhood, even if it was a throwaway little anecdote like this. (Remember how Kelly Ripa’s 15 year-old daughter didn’t even want her to her post a Halloween throwback photo? Teenagers like to control their image.) So maybe Kristen and Dax should dial it back a little when it comes to telling personal stories involving their daughters.
Also Kristen was asked at the Bad Moms premiere how she keeps it “spicy” with Dax and she elaborated on that quite a bit. She said Dax’s humor “keeps it spicy for us a lot” and that she appreciates when he does little things for her. “It sort of comes out of like, he’ll make the coffee or like wear a Christmas sweater to the Bad Moms premiere, which I was like, ‘Are you trying to make me horny? Come on.‘”
Here’s the video. It seems harmless right?
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