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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Are Every Couple After Their Daughters Go to Bed (Exclusive)

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
Dax Shepard and Kristen BellLarry Busacca/Getty Images

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have a standing date every evening. Here’s how it works: They put daughters Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 5, to bed and then they turn on the television.  

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“Then there are two hours of mommy and daddy binge-watching TV time,” Shepard told Us Weekly recently. He  teased: “We get that couple hours at night where we fantasize about other people on TV.”

At the moment, the Chips actor, 43, and Bell are engrossed in HBO drama Succession and the network’s eight-episode series Sharp Objects based on the novel by Gillian Flynn.

Shepard chatted with Us while promoting his partnership with Nature Valley and Omaze. Donate to the National Park Foundation for a chance to win a hike and picnic in the Santa Monica Mountains with the Parenthood alum — and three pals. 

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Hitting the trail is one of Shepard’s favorite things to do with Lincoln. For now, Delta prefers to stay home with mama. “I’ll go with [Lincoln] and we’ll jog on the way down and I’ll look at her and go, ‘Oh my God, where did this freak of nature come from?’”

While Shepard is good about keeping his children active, he’s known to let them indulge in the candy aisle. “I have to be honest and say that we have our little departments here in the house and mine’s not eating,” he admitted. “Kristen is way healthier than I am and thanks to her, our kids eat tons and tons of vegetables. And then when she’s gone, we’re on our way to Shake Shack! So I’m the only who scares their health, but I taught them to ride bicycles.”

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Though Shepard stars in — and executive produces — the upcoming Fox comedy Bless This Mess, he is totally down to revive his role as Crosby Braverman for a Parenthood reunion. “We liked each other all so much,” he gushed to Us. “Every day you got to work and were like, ‘Oh, awesome! I have a scene with Erika [Christensen] today. That’s great.’ Or, ‘Oh, me and Mae [Whitman] are going to do something!’ So it’s just non-stop-heart-swelling good times.”

With reporting by Emily Marcus.

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