As happy as Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell look and act these days, both have been quite transparent that it hasn’t always been easy.
“I know how much effort has to be put into staying sober,” Bell tells People magazine about her husband’s past battles with addiction. “I don’t mean that to be like, I come home and see him shaking and looking at a whiskey ad or something, (but) there are different elements you have to deal with when you’re staying sober. It’s a ton of mental control and evolution.”
Luckily for this particular married couple, Shepard has been able to stay sober for the past 14 years, with 12 of those years being by Bell’s side.
“(Bell) spoils the hell out of me,” says Shepard in the new interview regarding how Bell recognizes his sober birthday each and every year. “The nicest presents she’s gotten me are always on my sober birthday. In fact, my real birthday … still haven’t gotten a present!”
The couple, best known for their acting in shows and movies such as Frozen, Parenthood and Veronica Mars, are currently the parents of two little girls.
“I’m very happy he was born so I celebrate his birthday but I’m extraordinarily (happy) that he has stayed sober because that’s what allows me to have him in my life as a husband and as a father,” Bell concludes.