Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard may not be comfortable with sharing photos of their daughters, Lincoln and Delta, via social media, but the couple have been more than forthcoming about their experiences as parents.
The Michigan natives started dating in 2007 and began growing their family six years later. After Lincoln arrived in March 2013, the couple went on to welcome Delta in December of the following year.
“Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn’t look like either @IMKristenBell or me, but we’re gonna keep her anyway. #christmascameearly,” the “Armchair Expert” podcast cohost wrote via Twitter in 2014.
The Frozen star added in a tweet of her own: “The estrogen has now hit critical mass! Good luck, @daxshepard1. And welcome to the world DELTA BELL SHEPARD :)”
While raising their back-to-back babies, the pair have been vocal about potty training, sex talks and more. The actor even spoke in April 2021 about how he explained his relapse to the little ones.
“We explained, ‘Well, Daddy was on these pills for a surgery and then Daddy was a bad boy. He started getting his own pills,’” the Parenthood alum told Chelsea Clinton at the time. “Yeah, we tell them the whole thing. The proudest I am of my children ever is when they admit something and say sorry. That to me is the single most impressive thing a little person can do, because it’s the bravest thing to own your shortcomings.”
Shepard added at the time: “They know that dad goes to an AA meeting every Tuesday and Thursday.”
The previous year, the Punk’d alum ended his 16-year sobriety after a motorcycle accident. “I did not want to [go public with it] at all,” the Bless This Mess alum told Ellen DeGeneres in January 2021. “I get so much esteem out of being someone who’s vocally sober, and I have people who write me on month one or week two, and I love that,” he said. “That’s my favorite thing about being in public. And so, I was just terrified I would lose that. I really cherish that.”
Bell, who has been married to Shepard since October 2013, gave the Zathura star “unconditional” love amid his relapse, which “saved [his] life,” he told Monica Padman in a December 2020 podcast episode.
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