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.
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).
Aside from the stellar gift giving, Bell is in awe of her husband’s sobriety and what it means for their family.
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