Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are my favorite Hollywood married couple. I mean, don’t kid yourself, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are a close second, but Bell and Shepard take the cake for all the times they’ve gotten super-real about their marriage.
They talk candidly about becoming parents, going to marriage counseling and birthday sloths. We can’t forget the birthday sloths.
Basically, these two give all of us something to strive for while also keeping it totally real and relatable.
So when we asked Bell to tell us something that would make our jealousy over her marriage wane, well, as you can imagine, her answer only made us all the more jealous.
“I mean, listen… it’s not that perfect — we just work perfectly together,” Bell told SheKnows, making me think she was a killer at that interview question, “Tell us about one of your flaws.”
She then recounted a fight she and Shepard had just that very morning.
“We had a fight this morning because someone said, ‘Did you get my text, Kristen?’ And he said, ‘She never responds to texts; you’re not gonna get a text back.’ And I was like, ‘Excuse me, I do respond to texts.’ And he said, ‘No you don’t.’ Then he pulled out his phone and unfortunately had a lot of evidence to that effect. We always just get vulnerable immediately. I’m like, ‘That hurts my feelings. I feel like you’re saying that I have a character defect, that I’m not a good communicator. I am; I just don’t always respond with, ‘Got it’ or smiley face. ‘Cause if you say, ‘See you at 8,’ I’ve got the information, moving on!’ You know? So anyway, we do fight. We disagree on 99.9 percent of issues on the planet. We’re just good communicators.”
First of all, I love this little tidbit of information because it’s such a typical couple argument. My boyfriend is the worst at responding to texts. But we talk through it. He recognizes it’s important to me.
And the fact that Bell admits she and Shepard disagree all the time highlights the whole point: Communication is key. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Hollywood A-lister or a farmer, being the cutest couple on the planet isn’t easy, but swooning over Bell and Shepard’s relationship totally is.
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