Kristen Bell: the kids walked in when their father Dax and I were having sex

At one point I thought that Kristen Bell had reached the limits of her oversharing to the press. That was likely after she revealed that she loved to fight dramatically with her husband Dax Shepard in the first year they were dating. This seemed like TMI to me. I have mixed feelings about Kristen and Dax as they’ve both been admirably vulnerable with the press. They’ve revealed some painful personal information, like the fact that Kristen suffers from anxiety and takes medication for it and that Dax is a recovering addict. On the other hand this seems to be a calculated media strategy in that they often talk about how their marriage takes work and that they’re in therapy. Kristen has even admitted that she believes in showing her bad side as well as her good. She also knows how to get headlines with some revealing quotes, like when she recently shared a personal story about her kids walking in on her and Dax during sexytimes. Kristen and Dax’s have daughters Delta, 3, and Lincoln, 4 and a half. Kristen is promoting A Bad Mom’s Christmas, which premiered this weekend at #2 behind Thor: Ragnarok of course, and is sitting at 32% on Rotten Tomatoes. Kristen was asked on The Talk “what is the most awkward thing your kids walked in on you and your husband doing?” She then launched into this story, and maybe she didn’t have a choice but considering that most of these questions are prearranged I would assume it was her idea or she at least agreed to it beforehand.

Kristen Bell… revealed on The Talk Friday that her children with Shepard, 42, once walked in on her and the actor in a compromising situation.

When asked about her most embarrassing moment involving her family, the actress didn’t hesitate: “Oh, they’ve walked in on us having sex.”

After the show’s cohosts gasped, Bell quickly said, “That’s how they were made, it’s OK!”

When Julie Chen asked what she and Shepard did, the actress said, “Well, we didn’t, like, continue… we sort of just went like, ‘Hey, what’s up? What do you need? What do you need?’… And then we just said, ‘Mommy and daddy are just going to take a nap for a couple of minutes.’”

[From People]

Do you remember when Kristen and Dax spearheaded the “no kids policy” movement to get paparazzi to stop taking harassing and taking photographs of kids? They feel strongly about protecting their children’s identities, which is understandable. It seems odd for Kristen to tell these type of stories in light of that. Of course it’s her prerogative though. It may sound benign as the girls were little and likely didn’t figure out what was happening. I have a teenager, and he would be embarrassed if he discovered I revealed a story like this about his childhood, even if it was a throwaway little anecdote like this. (Remember how Kelly Ripa’s 15 year-old daughter didn’t even want her to her post a Halloween throwback photo? Teenagers like to control their image.) So maybe Kristen and Dax should dial it back a little when it comes to telling personal stories involving their daughters.

Also Kristen was asked at the Bad Moms premiere how she keeps it “spicy” with Dax and she elaborated on that quite a bit. She said Dax’s humor “keeps it spicy for us a lot” and that she appreciates when he does little things for her. “It sort of comes out of like, he’ll make the coffee or like wear a Christmas sweater to the Bad Moms premiere, which I was like, ‘Are you trying to make me horny? Come on.‘”

Here’s the video. It seems harmless right?




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  1. tracking says:

    Ugh. No one needs to know this.

  2. Astrid says:

    Just stop already with the oversharing.

  3. swak says:

    TMI – that’s all.

  4. ell says:

    i would be totally traumatised for life if i walked in to dax shepard having sex with anyone, and i’m not even their child.

    also i wish you guys would stop having articles about these 2 racists.

    • Hollz says:

      Racists?! I must have missed that, what happened/ what did they say?

      • ell says:

        google dax shepard riz ahmed.

        anyway, long story short, DS and KB did an interview in which they were joking about KB having a fetish (ugh, i have no patience for fetishising poc not even as a joke) for indian men, and that they propositioned riz ahmed (who isn’t even indian btw, but british-pakistani) at the globes and by their own admission he was mightily uncomfortable with the whole thing.

        some time after that DS got called out for these comments, and he had one of his obnoxious meltdowns on twitter blocking people and insulting them.

      • Julianna says:

        I don’t know about Bell, but the recent CHiPS reboot Dax wrote, directed and starred in was extremely racist, mysogynistic, homophobic…you name it basically. Really vile.

        Edit: Forgot about that thing with Riz Ahmed. That was so gross, and so spectacularly tone deaf.

      • Hollz says:

        Found the interview – it was on Ellen. Fetish was absolutely a gross word choice, but I think that’s all it was – poor word choice. I guess I give them a pass on that, specifically because most people don’t see the objectification that comes with the word, but use it as a term for sexual desire.

        I’m not saying it was right, just that I don’t think it makes them racist.

        I can’t comment on CHIPS because I haven’t seen it, but from what I’m seeing online that seems like a better reason to call him a racist. :/

      • ell says:

        @Hollz, i don’t think so. the word fetish referring to a poc is insensitive, insulting and ignorant in a way i find difficult to excuse. and yes, it’s racist. racism isn’t only being blatantly hateful to pocs, it’s also the subtle use of certain terminology, not necessarily to deliberately insult, but ignorantly nonetheless. it’s our responsibility to educate ourselves.

        furthermore i could give them a pass if when called out they had apologised and admitted they spoke wrongly. but no, instead DS was both insulting and incredibly belligerent to the people who pointed out his mistake. the fact he wrote so much racist humour in CHIPS only reinforces what we already knew.

    • mike says:

      Racists? Did I miss something?

  5. Julianna says:

    Ugh, can they just go away already? No one cares about your relationship! Honestly, this much oversharing, it’s seriously starting to feel like they’re pitching some kind of reality show or self-help book.

    I loved Veronica Mars, and I love The Good Place, but man, Bell’s public persona is so grating to me it makes it a struggle.

  6. aims says:

    Seriously. They aren’t the first and won’t be the last couple to get interrupted. I find them extra and it’s annoying.

  7. HH says:

    Does she desperately need attention? She always shares the craziest or worst stories.

  8. slowsnow says:

    She looks so hot in the last picture.

    But man I do think parents of very young kids forget that they grow up and have a life of their own. Stop using them like puppets for your freak show…

  9. Shrugs. It happens.

  10. Beth says:

    My eyes are still burning after walking in on my parents 30 years ago

  11. Jess says:

    I like their honesty and find it refreshing. I was surprised by her having anxiety and being a dramatic fighter, she looks so sweet and innocent and comes off like she has her sh*t together. We all have issues and I appreciate it when people get real. I also think the story she told about the kids was ok, they still protect them way more than most and at least they aren’t getting paid for putting them on magazine covers.

  12. Mary says:

    I feel like she is in everything and I don’t get the appeal. I find her a very mediocre actress and please stop with the over sharing with every single detail of your life including your kids but then complain about your privacy later. You can’t have it both ways.

  13. QueenB says:

    Both of them wouldnt be relevant without stories like this.

  14. marc kile says:

    They both seem really needy or is it just my imagination?

  15. anna222 says:

    Ugh her and Jennifer Garner bother me a lot getting on their high horse about the paparazzi. Leave my family alone! Unless I’m promoting a mommy movie or my kids father is in hot water, then please fawn over my children and don’t ask questions 🙂
    If the Sandra Bullock’s and Matt Damon’s of this world can give their kids privacy, there’s no reason why those two can’t.

    • Julianna says:

      This is what bugs me. Like, I regularly forget major actresses like Charlize, Scarlett, Keira, Carey, Anne, Amy etc. even have children. Not because they’ve never talked about them or been seen with them, but because they haven’t made their private lives a notable part of their brand.

      That’s how you protect your children’s privacy.

  16. S says:

    Eh, it will probably make her kids want to self-immolate at some point very soon, but part of being a parent is embarrassing your children, and at least this was done in a somewhat self-deprecating way, not just to humiliate. While the Kelly Ripa thing was totally harmless as well, it seemed almost meaner since it was something her embarrassed child had already specifically asked her NOT to share.

    Our oldest walked in on us when he was 7 and it’s a well-known family story, because it was just so awkwardly funny. He asked us if we were having S-E-X (spelled it out like that) and then immediately added, ‘Wow, you haven’t done that in YEARS!’ … My husband and I couldn’t stop laughing. Years later my son still just rolls his eyes and says, ‘Traumatized,’ if it ever comes up.

  17. CynicalAnn says:

    Oh for goodness sake-if you are actually serious about keeping your children’s lives “private” stop sharing crap like this. Soon enough her daughters will be in school and another classmate will have googled this TMI. Gross.

  18. Chloeee says:

    They don’t bug me. My friend met them at the hotel they were staying at (she works for the hotel) and said they were the loveliest. They’re just super open people when it comes to certain things. They were like that in person according to her. I’ll take it.

  19. Alissa says:

    I don’t really even see this as oversharing? These are the pretty typical stories people share about their kids. I would be that almost every person who is “omg this is so oversharing these kids are going to be horrified” has shared way too much about their kids on Facebook. With photographic evidence.

  20. Rachel says:

    Both DAX and especially Kristen are B class actors trying to be A. She is annoying and not even talented. And why would anyone want to photograph their kids….no one is interested.

  21. my3cents says:

    Holly google will their kids be traumatized in a couple of years when they look their parents up online.

  22. Erica_V says:

    Would it really have been that hard for him to swap his sneakers for a pair of dress shoes to get on her level style wise? It’s a red carpet premiere – she’s in a gown, heels, full hair & make up and he looks like he’s going to play with the kids in the backyard.

  23. Olive says:

    these two are insufferable.