Dax Shepard said he wasn’t initially sure he wanted to be with Kristen Bell—here’s why
Dax Shepard can attest to the “opposites attract” theory of relationships. During an appearance on Off Camera with Sam Jones, set to air tonight, January 28th, the Parenthood actor revealed that he wasn’t always sure he wanted to be with now-wife Kristen Bell. The two, who began dating in 2007, wed in 2013 and have two children together. But while the duo have often been dubbed #RelationshipGoals, Shepard said that he initially had his doubts about Bell.
"I have this very weird mix of not thinking I'm good looking, general low self-esteem, chip on my shoulder that I'm dumb because I was dyslexic. All these things, yet, unbridled arrogance in relationships," Shepard told Jones. "I've always been that way. I don't know how to explain it. I've always felt very confident in relationships. So I never, ever, ever was like, 'I hope I can keep Kristen.'
He continued, “I was going, ‘Do I want to be with a Christian who has eight people living in her house for free? Who has to get out of a car when there’s a dog that doesn’t have a leash and ruin her whole day to rescue this dog?’ That’s great and she’s good, but that’s not what I wanna do. I’m not that good. I don’t want to spend my day finding the owner of a dog. So I wasn’t fearful I would lose her. I wasn’t certain I wanted to be with someone like that.”
Watch the clip of Shepard below.
Shepard added that, ultimately, he decided to “move more in [Bell’s] direction” of goodness. He said, “I just slowly through time watched what fruit she bore out of the way she moved through life. I looked at the results of how she lived, and they’re pretty undeniable…I just couldn’t deny the reality of how her life unfolds. There’s something charmed about it.”
Seriously, is anyone else getting Eleanor Shellstrop and Chidi Anagonye vibes right now?