If Kristen Bell ever decides acting is no longer for her, she could have a solid career as a marriage counselor. She has always been open about her own journey with husband Dax Shepard through couples counseling and has frequently dispensed some nuggets of wisdom she’s gleaned from her experiences. It’s like she’s become a bit of an unofficial go-to when it comes to getting some much-needed perspective about topics like love and marriage — and we’re all the better for it.
Bell recently dispensed some of this wisdom while at an event for This Bar Saves Lives and related it back to the celebrity split currently rocking Hollywood: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum. For anyone still hurting over this split, listen up. Bell’s Zen advice is just the thing you need to hear to process it.
While Bell gets why so many people are upset or even just the human embodiment of “WTF?” Bell said, “I also think we’re not looking at the whole picture when we sort of idolize the relationship. Like, those two, that may be a better path for both of them and they’re both lovely people and they’re still friends and that’s OK.”
Bell, ever the Zen marriage master, continued to explain why Tatum and Dewan Tatum’s split is really going to be the best for everyone, including their fans: “It’s OK to feel like, I went through 10 years with you, I love you and now I feel like I want something different and so do you. Like it doesn’t have to be a heartbreak, I guess is what I mean. It could actually be the healthiest thing for both individuals to thrive and it could also be the best example for your kids.”
I told you Bell always seems to have the right answer, didn’t I? Truly, it’s a masterful insight into this situation, and hopefully, it’s one that gets everyone to take a serious chill pill; we shouldn’t be as upset about this split as some of us are. This situation isn’t all doom and gloom. Doing the tough thing and doing the right thing are sometimes one and the same, and that’s exactly what happened with Tatum and Dewan Tatum.
Bell happens to know a thing or two about doing the tough thing and the right thing too. She and Shepard have been in therapy for a few years now, and it’s helped them navigate their ever-changing relationship, how to communicate and how to focus on what’s important. It must be working like gangbusters too, because in the same interview, she said of her relationship with Shepard, “Well I’ll tell you this, I highly doubt we will ever break up because we’re just… we’re in too deep and I like him too much. Even when he’s annoying I really like him. I’m still like, ‘I still wanna be on the porch with you when I’m 80, but I really need you to get out of my face right now.'”
As for Tatum and Dewan Tatum, these two are moving right along with their lives, and it’s very much business as usual. While the two have stayed off social media since making their split announcement, they’ve made it clear in their own ways this split is very real. Over the weekend, Dewan Tatum was spotted without her wedding ring for the first time while she was out and about. For his part, Tatum was recently seen running errands with daughter, Everly, a sure sign he’s still focused on his dad duties.