Kristen Bell celebrates husband Dax Shepard's 14th "sobriety birthday" with a heartwarming post on social media
Shepard and Bell had been an odd couple during the intial stages of their relationship, however, after 14 years the two now share a beautiful life together.
Actress, Kristen Bell, just wished her husband, Dax Shepard, on completing 14 years of sobriety. The 38-year-old took to Instagram to post a series of pictures along with a lengthy caption where she spoke about how Shepard has inspired her over the years in his battle against alcohol and substance abuse.
She wrote: "To the man mocked me in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, who held our dear little shakey man pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it. I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night..."
Shepard, on the other hand, too posted about Bell's "sobriety birthday" present to him which was a trip to the Kings Hawaiian factory.
In an interview with Playboy, Shepard had opened up about how he was in love with alcohol and other substances before he met Bell, which certainly was difficult for Bell to deal with since she came from a Christian background and she was nothing like Shepard. "I just loved to get f—ed-up—drinking, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything. Mostly my love was Jack Daniel's and cocaine." Shepard also mentioned that Bell "had a hard time believing [he] would ever be able to stay married and monogamous and a father and all those things."
As Shepard had mentioned in the interview, Bell always had a tendency of giving back to her community. In addition to being an associate of People Assisting the Homeless (PATH), she had also donated $10,000 to Sun Cedar which is a non-profit organization that helps former addicts and homeless people with employment so that they can lead a life of their own. Bell had told E!News that she was inclined towards helping people who have a bad past, and "seeing the world through [Shepard's] eyes has really opened [her's] to knowing that it is a disease and nobody is choosing to drink more than others, they are doing it because of a variety of reasons and they deserve the attention of a mental health professional, and not the county jail or however else we're choosing to pretend we're fixing the problem."
Bell and Shepard have been married for almost five years, and now share two daughters- 5-year-old Lincoln and 3-year-old Delta. The couple has always been open about their ups and downs, and the struggles which go into making a marriage work. They have never stepped back from admitting that their marriage is just as normal as anyone else's, with its own share of hardships.