Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Explain the Reason For Hiding Their Daughters’ Faces — ‘They Shouldn’t Be Punished For Who Their Parents Are’
Famous parents all handle their lives differently. Some celebrities like the Kardashians are willing to share photos and videos of their children all over social media, showing off how cute they are and appealing to their followers with their kids’ antics. Then there are elusive A-listers who won’t allow any details about their kids to go mainstream.
Actors Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell fall into the latter category. These two stars are known for blocking out the faces of their two daughters, Lincoln and Delta, whenever they post on social media. It’s all because they’re trying to protect them from the worst aspects of getting too much attention.
Dax Shepard and Kristin Bell have the sweetest Hollywood romance
So many celebrity relationships crash and burn in a short time, but Shepard and Bell are the shining exception to this rule. The couple met at a dinner party in 2007 and Bell said that she felt “no sparks whatsoever” during that initial introduction.
“The one thing I remember is that he talked so much,” she recalled, according to Insider.
But then they gave each other another shot while flirting at a Detroit Red Wings game a couple of weeks later. That time, sparks were flying and eventually led to an enduring romance. Bell and Shepard got married in a private ceremony in Oct. 2013.
Bell and Shepard admitted that their lives aren’t perfect
The photos show a happy, beautiful couple who are both successful in their careers. But not every moment is rosy. Bell and Shepard broke up briefly before getting engaged because he wasn’t ready to commit. Plus, he’s been vocal about his battle for sobriety and experiences with drug and alcohol addiction.
Still, the couple overcame all those setbacks and came out stronger because of them. And they did have a family to think about. Shepard and Bell welcomed daughter Lincoln in March 2013 and Delta in Dec. 2014.
They never show their daughters’ faces on social media
Fans are eager to check out cute photos of Bell and Shepard’s two daughters. But the couple made a conscious decision to keep the girls sheltered from their millions of followers on social media.
“I’m telling you right now, we don’t want our daughter’s face anywhere ever until she decides because I have the utmost respect for her,” Bell told Access Hollywood, according to Insider.
Her husband is clearly on the same page. He backed up Bell’s sentiments in a tweet, saying, “Please boycott magazines that run pics of ‘celebrity children.’ They shouldn’t be punished for who their parents are.”
Bell talks about the challenges of motherhood all the time
Even though Bell isn’t willing to share photos of her daughters, she’s more than eager to commiserate with stories about parenting them. She frequently shares funny clips on social media of her kids dancing or making huge messes, while blocking out their faces, and generally makes other moms feel more normal for struggling sometimes.
It’s one of the many reasons fans love Bell so much.