Actress, mom, wife: Kristen Bell wears a lot of hats, not the least of which is “America’s Sweetheart.” The Boss star recently opened up to Bustle about the pressures of keeping up what her fans idolize as a perfect relationship: her marriage to actor Dax Shepard. Bell and Shepard are often in the limelight being adorably in love, whether it be on Twitter or or their crazy fun YouTube videos. But behind the fun marriage, Bell admits, is not just love, but commitment and hard work.
“We make funny videos like ‘Africa’ and the sloth, but we also go to couple’s therapy because we disagree on 99.9 percent of issues. There are days when I’m completely sick of him, and there are days when he is completely sick of me. But we’ve chosen to love one another and to be a team,” Bell told Bustle. “We’ve learned how to communicate and argue in a really healthy, respectful way.”
All that therapy and healthy arguing is working for them. Asked recently on Twitter about what life moment she would like to repeat, Bell tweeted back, “moment i promised myself to @daxshepard1. best decision ive made 2date.”
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) April 11, 2015
All together now: “Awwwww!”
Still, Bell stresses that she wants people to have a realistic view on her marriage-on-a-pedestal: “It’s not utter bliss. We should remind the world that we do fight. We love each other to the moon and back, but we do have a lot of road bumps.”
(I bet they’re adorable road bumps, though. Don’t you?)