Kristen Bell vapes pot on Sundays: ‘Weed rules, it’s my drug of choice, for sure’

A lot of outlets are reporting on Kristen Bell’s recent admission, on Marc Maron’s podcast, that she vapes pot about once a week. Kristen’s husband, Dax Shepard, has been sober for 14 years after battling addiction. Marc is sober too so they talked about that, along with the fact that Dax doesn’t seem to mind it when people do drugs around him. A lot of celebrities smoke pot and are open about it but it’s somewhat surprising to me that Kristen does too. She seems too straight edge for that. Some headlines are focusing on Kristen doing this around Dax, which doesn’t strike me as odd or a threat to his sobriety or anything. They may be just reporting what she said though.

In a new interview with Marc Maron on his podcast WTF, [Kristen Bell], 38, shared that even though her husband [Dax] Shepard, 43, is sober, they often talk about drugs. But it doesn’t stop there! Bell also revealed that she occasionally partakes in them even though her husband, who’s been sober for 14 years, does not.

“I like my vape pen quite a bit. I smoke around my husband and it doesn’t seem to bother him,” Bell began. “Weed rules. Weed is my drug of choice, for sure.”

When Maron, a recovering addict himself, asked her how she decides when it’s appropriate to smoke, she responded, “Like once a week if I’m exhausted and we’re about to sit down and watch 60 minutes, why not?”

The Good Place star also said that it’s not as hard for her husband to watch her smoke weed as one might think. “He likes drugs and alcohol,” Bell explained. “He’s just aware that he lost his privilege with them because he can’t handle it. His brain does not have the chemistry to handle it.”

In fact, Shepard is such a fan of drugs that he firmly believes “you shouldn’t leave earth without trying ecstasy or mushrooms,” Bell said, and he’s encouraging his wife and friends to have “an ecstasy party.”

“He wants to have… everyone get an overnight babysitter that we trust, put all the kids together, then come to our house, check your keys… and then just give us all really good ecstasy and have us all braid each other’s hair or something,” Bell shared, adding that he’d be the “sober guide.”

[From People]

I don’t drink but I don’t mind when people drink around me as long as they’re not pressuring me to take shots or whatever. So it doesn’t seem like a big deal that Kristen smokes around Dax, especially if he doesn’t care. Pot is legal for recreational use in California too. I don’t see how it’s that much different than drinking. (Even if she was in a state where it wasn’t legal, it wouldn’t be a big deal.) The story about Dax wanting people to do ecstasy around him is a little weird to me, as if he wants to get a vicarious high. I find it annoying to be around people who are completely blotto, but I’m also one of those people who shows up late to parties and leaves early.

As an aside, do you remember Kristen’s amazing Emmy’s look? InStyle sent out a promotional email with the exact white dress she wore. That beautiful column gown is available for around $530. (The name is awful though.) That’s about $450 more than ever spend on a dress but it’s accessible for some people. She probably got compensated for wearing it, which is smart actually. You know she’s growing on me again. I’ve been watching The Good Place and chica can act.

This is Kristen at the 7th Annual Women Making History Awards on 9-15. You know what this dress reminds me of? (That link is NSFW due to language.) Photos credit: Backgrid and WENN




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  1. minx says:

    What is god’s name is that green thing?
    This woman is so tiresome. I want to like her and I just can’t.

    • Nancy says:

      🙄 Looks like a straight jacket, doesn’t it minx? Not that I would doubt the queen of TMI’s sanity. Pretty sure she stashes her vape in that little purse.

    • Veronica S. says:

      I actually like it, lol. It’s got an interesting construction to it, which gives it more of a “fashion” feel than a simple dress would have done. Not sure if she’s the one to make it work all the way around, but it is a great color on her, and the shoe choice is on point.

      • Nancy says:

        Came back for a second look @Veronica S. …. she isn’t high fashion enough to pull off this dress. I agree with the shoes though, I want them on my feet. 👠

  2. Heather says:

    She’s so annoying.

    • CharliePenn says:

      SO annoying. Of course she’s like “oh yeah Sunday is the weed day and that’s how I do it”. Like, lady. Chill. Toke up when you feel like it, don’t when you don’t. Everything has to be a whole thing with her.

  3. BearcatLawyer says:

    Pot is still very much illegal under federal law and in many foreign countries. It always amazes me when famous people make admissions like this. They do not seem to understand the consequences that could flow from admitting drug crimes, or else they think the laws will never be applied to them.

    • aang says:

      She rich and white. Chances are the law won’t be applied to her.

    • Beth says:

      Once you’re 21, there’s states where it is perfectly legal to walk in the store and buy weed to smoke for enjoyment. It’s very much legal, so I don’t understand how this is considered committing a crime

    • Sun in Libra says:

      Pot is very much legal in California. You really think the federal government will prosecute because she vapes? Her and millions of other Californians.

    • Honey bear says:

      Lol. What consequences? I can’t roll my eyes any harder at this. Before it was legalized in California, simple possession was a $100 citation. You would be penalized far more for a speeding ticket. Also, do you really think the “Feds” give a flying f* if someone admits they smoke weed once a week? No, they do not. Clearly, you’re not knowledgeable enough on the topic to know this. And, I would pretty perturbed if my tax dollars were wasted on simple possession when there are very real issues and crimes that need to be addressed.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        There are plenty of people sitting in federal prison today who thought like you did. Pot may be decriminalized under California law, but federal laws generally trump state laws. No, the FBI is unlikely to show up on her doorstep to arrest her for vaping, but it does not mean she will necessarily avoid all consequences – as I noted in my reply comment above. For example, I would not be the least bit surprised if US Customs and Border Patrol hard core searches her and her bags the next time she returns from overseas travel.

      • Alissa says:

        lol who cares if they “hardcore search” her? I doubt she’s dumb enough to fly with it. she’s using it legally. chill.

      • Andrea says:

        She can be denied entry into a country where marijuana use is illegal. There are many consequences. I also find it odd the marijuana use is legal in California but is illegal at federal level. Makes no sense to me. But i do believe that it should be decriminalized.

    • mrs.odie says:

      She lives in L.A. and it’s legal here. And frankly, it’s always been “legal” for white people. Medical use has been legal for such a long time, I can barely remember when it wasn’t. And if you could afford the $250 doctor visit, you could get a card for pretty much any ailment.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        Again, California is still part of the US and thus subject to federal law. Like it or not, she admitted to breaking the law. She may never be prosecuted for it, but she may find out the hard way that there are consequences , such as not being able to get visas to other countries or being subjected to additonal searches and interrogations when she travels.

        Honestly, IDGAF about her drug use. But as a lawyer I think it is the height of idiocy to admit to doing anything illegal.

      • BabyJane says:

        Amendment X baby. Feds don’t even have the jurisdiction to criminalize or prosecute pot users unless the weed is part of an interstate network. See also Gonzales v. Raich.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        The feds are quite skilled at making interstate commerce arguments against low-level users, dealers, and transporters. While they may not go after Kristen Bell (she is white, pretty, and famous – all things this administration LOVES), they have plenty of targets in states that have decriminalized pot. Just Google how hard it is to legally operate a dispensary when banks do not want your money, landlords are afraid of civil asset forfeiture and criminal penalties, and security is a nightmare. Plus, many Canadians (and citizens of other countries, but Canadians are the most affected due to proximity) are now learning the hard way that being involved in legal pot can result in being banned from the US for life.

      • BabyJane says:

        But the Supreme Court is adept at striking down erroneous Commerce Clause justifications (US v Lopez). So, sure, they could use that as justification, but only until an aggrieved citizen gets to court. Also, decriminalized is not the same as legal per state statute (I know you know this but still). This is why legal states have overt warnings on packages about leaving the state with the product, and have in-state grow rooms. It becomes extremely difficult to rely on an insterstate commerce justification for regulation.

    • Algernon says:

      Pot is legal now in California but bearcatlawyer is right that it’s illegal under federal statute. So far the federal government hasn’t gone after states that have legalized for medicinal or recreational use, but Sessions has been making noises about cracking down on state legalization. A while back the Colorado state attorney general made a comment like “you’ll take legal pot from my cold dead hands,” so there is a low level expectation of a state vs. federal fight over legalization. Under 45 the anti-pot rhetoric has been ramping up and they’re clearly trying to stop the wave of state legalization. They haven’t pushed it into an open fight yet, but they might. It’s yet one more issue to keep an eye on.

      • velourazure says:

        It will be interesting to see how the future of legal weed plays out in this country. On the one hand, it’s becoming legal in state after state and state and local governments are getting used to the increased revenue, it’s part of the media and culture, it’s slowly becoming part of the financial networks. It would seem like an unstoppable progression…

        But, we have a crazy person in the white house. If he were to be removed from office there’s an even more rigid moralist in line behind him in Pence. Our attorney general (however long he lasts) would love to put an end to legal weed (he thinks it’s more harmful than opioids). Our supreme court is going to trend more conservative no matter who ends up appointed. All and all, there are a lot of avenues available for ending this marijuana experiment.

  4. Maiglöckchen says:

    I listened to the interview with Marc Maron before it broke in the celeb news feed. My feeling is that People, US, et al. have blown her comments out of proportion and not properly contextualized them. I’m ambivalent about KB and the interview didn’t exactly warm my feelings for her, but others might listen to the whole interview before rendering their final judgement, which may be different than mine. Rather peripheral to this article, Marc Maron’s podcast WTF is pretty awesome.

  5. Maddy says:

    She’s such a try-hard with her constant oversharing. And not nearly as cool as she thinks she and Dax are.

  6. Nancy says:

    Ok Cheech, we know you’re cool. Now have a tall glass of water, cuz you’re also very thirsty. Smoking pot in 2018, what a rebel.

  7. Veronica S. says:

    Maybe rich white people should avoid discussing the beauty of pot when thousands of black men and women are literally serving decades-long sentences for selling it.

    On a shallow note, I actually really like that rich green/metallic shoe combo. Probably one of the cutest things she’s ever worn.

  8. Elena says:

    This is tone deaf given her partner’s addiction issues. How does he feel about it when she gets high in their home?

  9. Biting Panda says:

    Oh, she’s vaping around her hubby. How awful for him. A small cloud of something like berry smelling vapor may or may not waft his way. The struggle.

    I’m sure there will be pearl clutchers, but I seriously doubt this is a threat to his sobriety. And if it was, she wouldn’t do it. That seems more than obvious.

    • As says:

      Sorry Biting Panda,
      NONE of us and that also includes you have any idea what impact, if any her smoking around her husband has on his sobriety.
      Let’s just make that clear right off the bat.
      It certainly varies from person person, not every addict is the same.

      • Beth says:

        +100 I agree. Everyone is different, and it doesn’t always take a lot to get an addict to use again. Drug addiction is never cured, it can be controlled, but it’s a lot harder if people around them are using a substance, and seeing them get high is often what causes the addict to relapse

      • Missy says:

        She said he doesn’t mind

      • Nancy says:

        @As and @Beth: I agree. If she has this insatiable desire to get high, imo she should run outside or elsewhere and take a few hits. I doubt much of what this chick says. Isn’t she the pinworm person. She has a never ending desire to get attention. Personally, I think it sucks to get high, drunk, whatever in front of an addict, especially her damn husband. Oh yeah, that’s right, he doesn’t mind. Can’t stand her.

      • Angela82 says:

        She is super annoying don’t get me wrong but my boyfriend’s sister still drinks around her husband and he has been sober and in AA for about 10 years. It seems to work for them. Every situation is different. If she says it doesn’t bother him after all these years I believe her. Also, I get that weed is still illegal under Federal law but I find it ridiculous people still have to be so hush hush about it when its legal either medically and/or recreationally in a number of states. States that are seeing huge fiscal advantages. It pisses me off to no end that people got life sentences for weed possession and dealing but a rapist can be out in 3 months. And I find it disgusting the Trump administration is trying to punish Canadians crossing the border for making it legal in their own damn country. You would think we’d be more focused on things like the very real and dangerous opioid crisis.

        Maybe I am in a mood but I see the medical benefits in my own family and I much rather see them benefiting from cannabis than from popping pills every 4 hrs.

      • Ange says:

        So you think you know better than the woman Dax lives with, married and has told himself? Oh my lord.

  10. Birdie says:

    This couple with their oversharing.. I just think of divorce everytime there is a new crazy article of them.

  11. Cay says:

    What I find so unusual about these comments is that she (and Dax) have gone on record several times saying that she has never used drugs and doesn’t even smoke cigarettes; they have said in other interviews that she’s always been clean. I went back and googled it to see if I’d lost my mind about her previous comments, but no. She states clearly in an earlier interview that she is “stone cold sober.”

    Shepard was interviewed by Conan recently and said he hopes his daughters do drugs because everyone should experience them. That’s every parent’s dream, isn’t it? I’m sure the parents with children with opioid addictions were thinking the same thing when their kids were starting kindergarten.

    I’m never sure what to believe with these two. It seems like they will say or do anything to stay in the news feeds. Thanks to the commenters above who pointed out how privileged these 2 are to be able to talk openly about their desire to take drugs while thousands sit in jails for similar (or less). This is one of things that bothers me most about KB and DS. They go on and on about how woke they are, but they don’t seem to understand their own privilege and their incredible whiteness.

    • BB says:

      IIRC they talked about her partying and trying different drugs in college when she was on his podcast.

      ETA: I could be misremembering this though because I googled it and found nothing.

      Her stone cold sober quote was “I’m happy to say I’m stone cold sober today” which very well could have meant literally just that day, not in life.

      • Cay says:

        Here’s what she said on the Ellen show about getting an epidural during labor. “As someone who has never experimented with drugs, I really enjoyed it.”

        I don’t care one way or the either, but she can’t have it both ways. Is she the goody, goody girl next door or is she the rebel drug user from the other side of the tracks? (She also says in this podcast that she grew up in an area north of Detroit with so many drugs in the high school that she had to go to private high school. In another interview she says she grew up in, her words, “Pleasantville.”)

        She seems to be one of those people who goes with whatever vibe is in the room. As we say in literary circles, she’s an unreliable narrative.

      • Alissa says:

        maybe she only started smoking now? if she’s vaping, that’s relatively new in terms of common use, and it’s not like she gave birth yesterday.

      • BB says:

        It seems kind of odd to pick up a marijuana habit in your mid-thirties, but it’s legal where she lives so maybe that is the case.

        @Cay I occasionally smoked weed with friends in high school and college, but I would never describe myself as someone who “experimented with drugs” either. I’ve never tried cocaine or pills or anything harder than marijuana, so I just wouldn’t describe myself that way. She’s married to someone who’s tried nearly every drug in existence, so it makes sense to me that she sees herself as a straight arrow.

      • CairinaCat says:

        BB, My Grandmother started doing pot in her 90’s so I can see it.
        I don’t do it now, but I’m bipolar and can see me doing it when I’m old

  12. Ashby says:

    I find them both so incredibly annoying and tiresome, she is so thirsty…their oversharing, the trying so hard to look cool…please take several seats.
    They are even more so than Will and Jada.
    Smoking pot in 2018 how cool and original is that Kristen Bell?

  13. Moptop says:

    I don’t care if she smokes weed. What I care about is that she is lying – Which one is it? You’re stone cold sober, or you’re vaping weed? I don’t find her trustworthy in her statements.

    • Missy says:

      Do you really care if Kristen bell lies about what she does in her spare time? Seems like a silly thing to care about

      • Lisbon says:

        @ Missy : I do care, if people are honest.
        I know this seems like a small thing in the big scheme of things, but, if anyone is willing to be dishonest about such a unimportant thing than how much effort do they put into lying about significant issues?

      • Missy says:

        But this is not a friend of yours, or a family member, a colleague or someone who makes a decision that’s going to impact you, the people you care for, or the rest of the world. This is a mediocre actress who’s known for saying ridiculously personal things in a bit to get attention.

        Maybe she was sober all that time and only recently started smoking weed.

      • Lisbon says:

        @ Missy : I don’t care, if it’s not a family member or friend or a colleague.
        I happen to very much value honesty in general, regardless, if it’s a try hard actress trying to get attention or my grandma or my PhD advisor or a world leader.
        Honesty is a very important quality to me, I consider it essential.
        She can smoke a whole farm of weed, it’s none of my business, just be honest or say nothing at all.

      • Ange says:

        Yeah, she doesn’t owe you anything. She annoys me as well but I at least understand there’s not the slightest obligation for anything between us. She’s not someone who will affect your life in any way so what she does in her day to day shouldn’t have that much value to you.

    • Algernon says:

      It’s probably to do with legalization. It wasn’t legal, now it is, so now she can safely admit to using it. Also, a lot of people don’t count pot as part of sobriety. When they say, “I’m sober,” they mean they don’t drink or use hard drugs. I know a few people who consider themselves sober and yet smoke pot. It’s probably mostly the legalization thing, though. Kristen Bell annoys me for a lot of reasons but not admitting to using an illegal drug, and then admitting she uses it once it is legal, is the least annoying thing about her.

  14. Bailie says:

    She is sooooo extra and so is her “want to be cool husband “. They both seem like try hard idiots.

  15. Harrierjet says:

    I went to University with a guy that was addicted to marijuana. Anyone who thinks its harmless has not seen how badly long term use can mess with your brain…

    • Algernon says:

      It’s not that it’s harmless, it’s that it is, on average, no worse than drinking. A hundred years ago we made peace with alcohol, and now we’re making peace with pot. Of all the substances people can abuse, pot is not the one to be wasting time and effort on.

    • Missy says:

      I can literally drink too much water and die…I don’t anyone really thinks weed is harmless, especially if you are doing it 24/7. You can over due it with anything. smoking a bit of weed on a Sunday is not going to hurt

  16. LoveBug says:

    I would not be one bit surprised, if these two would be getting a divorce at some point.
    They are both tiresome and annoying with their repeated oversharing.

  17. Layla Beans says:

    I like her show The Good Place, but my god is she extra. No one cares, Kristen, no one cares.

  18. Ramona Q. says:

    If she gets a group of people together for a sleep over with “really good ecstasy” they won’t be braiding each other’s hair.

    • maria s says:

      Yeah I’m pretty sure they won’t.

    • wtf says:

      BearcatLawyer is right. Weed is still illegal under Federal law. Federal law trumps state law. And while she is unlikely to face any consequences, from these comments it is clear that most people don’t know that they COULD face consequences. The Federal drug sentencing laws are archaic and asinine. People can get into serious trouble and do serious jail time. I think it’s important for people to know that because they (the Feds) could be looking at you for something else, or want you to cooperate in some way and threatening to convict you of possession or possession with intent to distribute, which requires a shockingly low amount of weed, (less than I may or may not have hidden in my closet under the purses) could be a bargaining tool.

    • Pamela says:

      HA! I thought the same thing. And her hubs wants to be the “sober leader”….yeah, ok. If my husband ever suggested we get all our friends together for a sleepover and take ecstasy, he would be getting the darkest side eye EVER.

  19. Sassy says:

    I’m so glad I am not the only one that doesn’t like her!

    • Barcelona says:

      What’s to like? She is so annoying and tiresome with that try-hard cool girl persona and over sharing.
      Please, who is buying it?????

  20. Alissa says:

    man, what a group of judgemental comments today! she said she smokes pot once a week and you’d think she said she snorts coke every day. 🙄🙄🙄

  21. JANE says:

    She seems to have a very overbearing personality, they are both extra, extra.

  22. Cay says:

    One thing no one has commented on is that she’s mentioned in passing in this podcast as well as another interview that she chews nicotine gum constantly. The only reason a non-smoker chews nicotine gum is for appetite suppression/weight loss.

    And why do I care about Kristen Bell and her comments? Because I was one of those Marshmallows she talks about in the podcast and I feel like a fool to have been taken in by her for so long.

  23. NYCTYPE says:

    Enough with the oversharing, TMI woman.

  24. skipper says:

    Do the moderators on this site block comments that they don’t necessarily agree with even if the comment didn’t violate any of the rules/guidelines? Will someone explain what the process is here? I love this site but this happens to my comments often and I don’t understand what I’m doing wrong.

  25. skipper says:

    Kristen admitting that she partakes in green is in no way white privilege.

  26. EllieMichelle says:

    I love Kristen Bell. Looks like I’m in the minority here. She’s known to be very nice to fans and pretty generous. Sure she’s a try hard, but why is it so bad for women to be “try hard?”

    • Julie says:

      @ EllieMichelle :

      I don’t understand why you are trying to make this into “a woman ” question.
      If you read the comments here right now and several times before on this site, many have called Kristen Bell and her husband out for oversharing, being annoying, tiresome and also try hards.

  27. Wales says:

    I find Kristen’s husband, Dax and Kristen herself, very annoying.
    The TMI is really TMI with these two.
    Her story of the worms was like, WTF…

  28. Ashby says:

    Both of them, Kristen and Dax seem extremely desperate for attention. They Over share, because they need the headlines for some reason. At least Ann Hathaway doesn’t do the TMI thing like Dax and Kristen.

  29. Sorella says:

    Its so weird… I have never liked her and find her soooooo annoying in real life, yet I like The Good Place and don’t mind her on it . lol but she’s sooooo unlikable!!!

  30. Angie says:

    It is zero surprise to me that she smokes up. She seems like a mess in terms of nerves and try-hardness and the people I know that smoke are riddled with anxiety to the point where they oftentimes can’t function without some sort of edible (if they are somewhere that smoking is not accepted).

    Anyway, she’s still annoying, so it’s just another day that ends in “y”.

  31. Jared says:

    Meh, weed schmeed. I can hardly understand how it is even classified as a drug, but hey, I’m Canadian. How many people have ever died from a THC overdose? Bueller? Bueller?

  32. ms says:

    i’ll be the voice of dissent. I freakin love Kristen Bell! I know everyone here hates her, and ITA she overshares, but she is actually really smart. And yes, she can act. She was awesome in Veronica Mars. I can’t wait for the revival.