Is there a more hilarious celeb couple than Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard? No? Good, we don’t think so either. The Good Place star recently opened up about how Bell and Shepard embarrassed themselves in front of Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Met Gala, and the story has us wiping tears from our eyes. Shepard’s epic fan geek-out to Jay-Z is exactly how we would act around the superstar couple — if we had the courage to speak at all, that is. Even though Bell’s dreams of double-dating with the couple may be dashed, she appreciates her husband’s enthusiasm for trying to get to know one of his heroes. Our only question is this: Why wasn’t a Kristen Bell-Beyoncé connection in the works while they were talking?!
Here’s how Bell describes it happening on an episode of YouTube show Hot Ones: “We went to the Met Gala a couple years ago and we were sitting right next to Jay-Z and Beyoncé,” the Veronica Mars star shares. “When we found this out, we were — forget it, we were so excited. And I was like, ‘Oh, this is going to be great, finally after tonight, we’ll have them in our phones, and we’ll be best friends.’ And then we maneuvered the table so that Dax could sit right next to JAY-Z and Dax talked his ear off and I don’t think Jay was that interested.”
Even though it wasn’t an instant connection, Bell is impressed with her man’s confidence — with one notable exception. “I was proud of him that he went for broke,” she says. “Talk to the person you love.” But then: “I think at one point he also hit him with a lyric…” the star continues. “I think he was like, ‘Real recognize real!’ And I was like, ‘Dax, Dax, don’t.'” LOL!
Honestly, we’re sure Jay-Z hears people quote his lyrics all the time — they’re such an iconic part of the hip-hop lexicon that any fan of the genre is guaranteed to know a few by heart. And hey, maybe next time Shepard meets the couple Jay-Z will allow him to reintroduce himself.