The Good Place star Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard worked together to take down the publication that reported those “marriage problems” in the funniest way.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have always been refreshingly real when openly talking about their marriage. Of course, there is no obligation for them to speak a word about their private relationship. But, in a world where we’re constantly fed filtered realities, the fact that Bell and Shepard share both the lows and highs of marriage means that many fans can relate and perhaps feel reassured.
In the past, Bell has revealed that she believes not enough couples are honest in the marriages. She also explained that she had her first big fight with her husband because they are both “control freaks”. And they have both been frank about the efforts they make to stop “toxic” behaviour.
So, the pair had absolutely no time for reports that their marriage is “on the rocks” this week.
It started when Shepard took to Instagram with a screenshot of an email from Life & Style magazine. It requested a comment from him on an article they were about to write about his marriage.
Addressed to his publicist, it detailed: “Life & Style is preparing a story for publication on Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. Sources tell Life & Style that Kristen and Dax have had problems in their marriage, including Dax’s addiction issues, but they’re very happy now and are determined to make their marriage work.”
Shepard captioned it: “DAMNIT! Who in the inner circled leaked?! I want names! My “addiction issues” are between me, my sponsor, and the 3-4 folks listening to me speak about it for 4 hours a week on my podcast!!! How dare you!!!
“Now if you will excuse me, I have a marriage to save…”
Then, Bell commented on the post by writing: “I’m sorry hun, it was me. I’ve found that my most dependable friends have always been the sources at Life & Style. They are always there to listen when I need to vent about your @peakyblindersofficial addiction.”
She added: “Honey I dare you to respond “by 5pm tomorrow” with an email of ALL [aubergine] emojis.”
Bell and Sherpard have expertly reclaimed the narrative of their own marriage by the power of humour. But it also shows that they have absoutely no time for any speculation over the private lives.