Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are a happily married couple. The two have been through a lot together and Kristen has recently decided to open up about her husband’s struggle with addiction. Kristen actually said during an interview with E! News that her husband has changed the way she sees the world.
Furthermore, the actress said that the issues that Dax has been dealing with had helped her want to do more in helping the ones in need. “I have a particular affinity towards helping people who feel outcast whether they’ve made mistakes, like having past felony convictions or recovering addicts,” Kristen said during her interview.
She also confessed that Dax has been in recovery from his alcohol and drug addiction for quite some time. “My husband is in recovery and is almost 13 years sober,” she said. Dax managed to overcome his issues back in 2004 and has been on the right track ever since. Of course, Kristen had a lot to learn from her husband.
“Seeing the world through his eyes has really opened mine to knowing that it is a disease and nobody is choosing to drink more than others,” she revealed. “They are doing it because of a variety of reasons and they deserve the attention of a mental health professional, and not the county jail or however else we’re choosing to pretend we’re fixing the problem,” the Hollywood star claimed.
However, not only her husband influenced her into enjoying doing charity work, but we may say the same thing about her family. The actress said that her family has always done community work and has always tried to help others.
“I learned to value that at a very young age. I learned to find joy in lending a hand and lending support to those who need it. And I was taught to view all humans as a part of my family,” she said, adding that she tries to teach her children these values, as well. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have two children together, Lincoln, who is 3 years old, and Delta, who is only one.