Dax Shepard revealed the best present Kristen Bell ever gave him, and this will make you happy-cry
Reason number 38574 why Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are the best: They’ve been celebrating Shepard’s “sober birthday” for the last 14 years, and it’s a bigger deal in their home than his actual birthday. Back in September 2018, Bell penned an emotional tribute to her husband in honor of his sober milestone, but Shepard jokes that the day is awesome because his wife “spoils the hell” out of him.
"The nicest presents she's gotten me are always on my sober birthday," Shepard told People magazine. "In fact, my real birthday—I still haven't gotten a present!"
One of those incredible sober birthday presents was an original copy of The Adventurers by Harold Robbins with personal notes from friends and family written inside. This book is meaningful to Shepard because he’s named after the protagonist, Diogenes Alejandro Xenos (Dax).
"I'm very happy he was born, so I celebrate his birthday, but I'm extraordinarily happy that he has stayed sober, because that's what allows me to have him in my life as a husband and as a father," Bell t.
Aside from the stellar gift giving, Bell is in awe of her husband’s sobriety and what it means for their family.
"I know how much effort has to be put into staying sober," she said. "I don't mean that to be like, I come home and see him shaking and looking at a whiskey ad or something, but there are different elements you have to deal with when you're staying sober. It's a ton of mental control and evolution."
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