Kristen Bell admits not talking to husband Dax for over three days in March


Last week Kristen Bell made headlines for admitting that her younger daughter, Delta, was still in diapers at five. Many of you mentioned that it’s common for children that age to wear pull-ups to bed and that may be what she was referring to. Kristen confirmed that with a tweet defending herself. She wrote that Delta is only in diapers at night and that “My 5yr old wouldn’t be embarrassed even if she was in diapers during the day!” I thought that it was unfair of her to tell such personal stories about her daughter, especially when she and Dax have been so adamant about protecting their identities. Kristen and Dax have been open about their relationship problems and may think that candidness should extend to their children.

The last time we covered Kristen talking about Dax, she said that Dax had broken bones in his hand and was too scared to tell her about it. In early April they did a joint interview with Katie Couric for Instagram live where they confessed they had been fighting quite a bit. Before leaving, Dax said, of Kristen, “America’s sweetheart has some character defects.” It just seemed nasty to me, like he wasn’t fighting fair. Plus, in early January, Kristen admitted she’d had a fight with Dax and they hadn’t talked for three days after that. She said she started talking to Dax again when she asked him if they could foster a dog, which would have made the timeline back in September.

In a new interview with Daily Pop, Kristen admitted that she didn’t talk to Dax for three and a half days, but it wasn’t last fall. She gave the timeline that it was early in quarantine.

Is there ever a time where you get upset when he might overshare stuff on his podcast?
No because I trust that he has my best interest in mind. Even if my kneejerk reaction is ‘why did you share that?’ My second thought isn’t ‘he’s out to get me.’ We decided a long time ago that we were in the public eye, we were a couple, there was sort of no getting around it. We could try to take all questions about our relationship off the table for the rest of our lives and just be incredibly boring or we could sort of, open the kimono, as they say and allow people to see what our marriage is like.

What’s the longest you’ve gone without talking to Dax
I’m going to say three and a half days. It was at the beginning because we started quarantine needing a little marriage housecleaning. We had a huge fight and then we didn’t talk for three and a half days and now we’re fine.

[From Daily Pop on Youtube via Buzzfeed]

How often are these people going days without talking to each other? That’s crazy. They live together and have kids together! Plus they were in quarantine at the time. In regard to being open about their marriage, it’s not either/or, being boring or oversharing to the degree they do. I’m thinking about Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban. They share sweet stories about each other and about their kids but they don’t tell us their deep personal business. Then again, their fame and popularity doesn’t depend on that. Plus they seem to have a more congenial relationship.

Here’s that interview:

This commercial is very on brand for these two.

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  1. Seraphina says:

    I really wish someone would talk to them about the word OVERSHARING.

    • ccsays says:

      Their relationship sounds exhausting, honestly. Also, your five year old might not care about you over sharing but your 18 year old sure as sh*t will when she Googles herself.

    • kimberlu says:

      I am beginning to truly understand how dysfunctional KB and DS truly are…

      At first I thought, wow they’re a lot like regular people….nope…that’s not the case AT ALL…

  2. Alissa says:

    I’m guessing that these two regularly give each other the silent treatment when they’re mad, and then a couple hours or days have passed and they’re not as mad anymore and then they carry on. which is probably why they keep fighting the way that they do. because they’re not actually dealing with whatever made the silent treatment happen in the first place.

    I don’t know, every couple is different but I can’t imagine fighting with my husband in the way that they talk about. we certainly bicker and argue, but I could probably count on one hands the number of screaming really pissed fights we’ve had with each other in the last decade.

  3. BonnieT says:

    They sound EXHAUSTING. I love Kristen for Veronica Mars and Dax’s podcast is always an interesting listen but as a couple – yiiiiiiiiiikes. Kristen comes off as controlling + being a nag and Dax, who sounds like he does have a self awareness about his past drug history from previous interviews, is…I can’t put my finger on it. Not a bro, he can be very intelligent and articulate but…maybe immature? I don’t know what it is.

  4. Astrid says:

    I”m not sure what they are trying to achieve by oversharing. Seems like more of a turn off, than anything else.

  5. Heather says:

    I always get the vibe that he thinks he’s too good for her- like he could do better. Which is gross.

  6. Heather says:

    I always get the vibe that he thinks he’s too good for her- like he could do better. Which is gross.

    • Ana says:

      I never comment but after reading this thread I joined my daughters who were watching The Disney sing along. Olaf was singing when my oldest (12) said…”you know what couple I don’t like Kristen Bell and her husband; he’s just yuck but they have children so now they’re bonded forever”

  7. JaneDoesWerk says:

    Seriously, stop sharing, it’s none of our business and frankly I don’t care.

    I get the feeling that Dad is frustrated that the public assumes he’s the bad guy because Kristen definitely has an “America’s sweetheart” vibe and is pretty likable from the outside looking in.

    Either way, I can’t imagine living in a marriage like that. It feels like they’re getting through their lives together, and that makes me sad. Marriage is work, but that amount of work sounds exhausting and not enjoyable at all.

  8. Spicecake38 says:

    They make me uncomfortable with all their relationship and family talk.
    I understand if people need cooling off time and if not talking for a bit works for you fine,but this seems like something they DO-like it’s part of their marriage on a very regular basis.Add to that their children would have to notice them giving one another the silent treatment.

    Maybe Kristin should stop talking to everyone,sorry I just don’t like her and I have tried-I just don’t understand her(or his)appeal.

  9. Coco says:

    “Doctor, I keep getting headaches from repeatedly slamming my head against my desk.”
    “Well, stop doing that!”
    “I can’t. I’m Kristen Bell’s publicist.”

  10. Shatonk says:

    Please stop sharing. We don’t care…

  11. MegJ says:

    If you’re an adult and you give your partner the silent treatment for days, I’m sorry but your relationship is broken. She might say their fine now, but that only means it’ll be fine until the next big blow up. I couldn’t live like that and at some stage one of them will think that too and leave.

    • Lady Baden-Baden says:

      Thanks – I’ll let my partner (of 20-something years) know our relationship is broken. Well – in a couple of days or so when I’m speaking to him again.

    • Michelle says:

      Just because you go for a while not speaking to your spouse doesn’t mean your relationship is broken. Ever hear of ‘if you can’t think of anything nice to say, best not say anything at all’? I’ve been married for 26 years and there have been some silent days on both sides. What may work for one couple may not work for another.

  12. Jake says:

    “We could try to take all questions about our relationship off the table for the rest of our lives and just be incredibly boring or we could sort of, open the kimono, as they say and allow people to see what our marriage is like.”….ugh, why oh why didn’t you take the blue pill?

    • lucy2 says:

      I think they need to understand that there’s an in between. They don’t have to have hide everything and refuse to talk about each other, but they also don’t have to share EVERYTHING. It’s too much.

      Also, it might benefit both of them to realize they talk more about their relationship and their family in interviews than their careers, which is…not good.

  13. SKE says:

    They both seem exhausting as individuals and that is probably magnified as a couple. She overshares and seems a little controlling, and while he seems introspective about himself, he seems to take himself and his intellect very seriously and that public comment about her having serious character flaws shows that he probably has a cruel streak. And contrary to what she says, I don’t think comments like that show that he has her best interest at heart.

  14. Liz version 700 says:

    I could go 3 days without hearing about their life! One day those kids are going to read these stories and be appalled …unless the poor things have been raised to be just as immature and attention seeking.

    • Jules says:

      Kids pick up on everything, they are being brought up in an environment that sounds pretty toxic.

  15. Charfromdarock says:

    They really are exhausting.

    And it doesn’t entice me to buy a lifeline burger.

  16. CL says:

    I recently listened to Jason Bateman on Dax’s podcast, and they were reminiscing about when they were all in Bora Bora for Jason & Kristen (and others) to film “Couple’s Retreat”. Dax & Kristen were dating at the time, and Jason told Dax he needed to marry Kristen because Dax wasn’t going to find anyone better.
    Now I’m wondering how well Jason knew Kristen….

  17. Laura says:

    I wish these two would get divorced.

    • Still_Sarah says:

      @ Laura : I have to agree. My parents’ marriage had a long drawn out death march and it didn’t help anyone especially the kids. I knew clearly from age five that my parents didn’t like each other at all. From age eleven, I knew (because she told me) that my mother was willing to give my father money to leave us and not come back. They finally separated when I was sixteen. This is a horrific environment for children. And yeah, I’m tired of hearing about their marriage too FFS.

  18. Lucy says:

    I can’t stand either of these two. I’m so glad I live outside the USA so I don’t have to see any of their commercials. They seem really desperate to make money and cling to this crazy ‘we don’t know what we’re doing and it’s so much hard work’ brand of theirs to generate publicity for themselves. I also don’t find them as funny as they clearly think they are. They’re just tiring and need to go into hibernation for the rest of the duration of Covid-19.

    • Deehunny says:

      I just saw their movie “hit & run” on Netflix and it’s complete garbage. I didn’t see any chemistry with them (I think it came out 8 years ago) and it just wasn’t very funny.

      I was expecting more since they are both comedic actors. Made me think she is the more successful one in the relationship

  19. Meime says:

    Both Dax and Kristen have been open about personal mental health issues. Dax has talked extensively about his upbringing, being molested, his addictions and sobriety. She has talked a lot about her anxiety. They are both a LOT. Separately. And of course even more so together. But they go to therapy and try to work on themselves and reflect on why they do the things they do and act the way they act. I’m not saying it’s not annoying, Bc it is and they definitely over share (the diaper thing for sure…) but they are two people constantly working on themselves who seemingly love each other and also have to work at their marriage. It’s not a cake walk for everyone.

    • MarcelMarcel says:

      I really appreciate this balanced perspective.
      I experience anxiety & depression issues stemming from trauma. My partner & I care about each other deeply. I wouldn’t want to be judged by my worst moments when I’m triggered and it impacts him. I also wouldn’t discuss our relationship publicly with the level of nuance these two do. But different things work for different people.

    • Elizabeth says:

      I didn’t realize they had that much in their background, and that gives an important context to all of this. I hope they’ll find equilibrium and peace.

      I agree it’s important to talk about the prevalence of abuse and addiction to raise public awareness. Some of the things they share appear purely designed to raise gossip tbh though.

      I remember being in a very argumentative and stormy relationship, and the best thing for me was to leave, but their circumstances may be different.

  20. Amelie says:

    I love hearing when celebs talk about their kids, it’s cute. But Kristen really does over share about everything and it’s not necessary. But when I think of people like Maya Rudolph who has 4 kids and I don’t even know their names, what they look like, or anything about them! I feel like if I were ever “famous” you wouldn’t see me talking about or posting anything about my kids ever. I’d be Privacy Mama Bear!

  21. Holly says:

    These two are interesting because before they got together, Dax was in the blind items for being well hung but incredibly selfish. I was surprised that he and Kristin got together. But it looks like whatever people observed about him pre-Kristin didn’t just magically go away when they got married. Blind items right now say he’d divorce her but that he says he’d be in such a world of hurt that it wouldn’t be worth it.

  22. Str8Shooter says:

    And why, exactly, do these two narcissistic idiots think anyone gives a flying f**k if they didn’t speak for three days? She is even more annoying in real life, apparently, than her shrill character on the Good Place.

  23. Jules says:

    Came here to say the same thing, make the same comparison!

  24. Christy says:

    I feel sorry for everyone in Chrissy and Kristen’s life…can’t imagine what they have to put up with. I hope all their employees (maid,babysitter,etc) are well paid.