Phew! We were worried about Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard for a minute!
One of our favorite celebrity couples left standing, KBell and DShep have always seemed like one of the most loving, well-suited pairs of people around. Whenever we see them they’re having fun, not taking themselves too seriously, and always genuinely, strongly in love with each other.
That is, until one day at the end of this past March.
In an interview with Katie Couric, the When In Rome and CHiPs co-stars came across as a couple about two days from breaking up — and possibly a week from fighting to the death with kitchen implements.
At first they were sharing the screen during the Instagram Live vid, telling the former Today show anchor about how stressed they were, with Kristen admitting:
“We’ve been at each other’s throats real bad — REAL BAD — over the last couple…”
And Dax joking that they “found each other revolting.” At least we thought he was joking. But then s**t got real, with Dax going too far by saying:
“America’s sweetheart has some character defects.”
He then walked off the interview and made some noise off camera — in order “to poke” at Kristen, or so she told Katie Couric.
It was a portrait of a couple on the edge, and we were not OK with seeing it. Not from these two. It got us thinking how many other couples were having problems being stuck together all the time during the lockdown. After all, if Kristen and Dax can’t handle it, what hope is there for the rest of us??
Thankfully three weeks later we got some pretty good evidence they are back to doing just fine. And super silly.
The couple were spotted getting out of the house for a walk around Griffith Park on Tuesday. (Don’t worry, they were all dolled up in facial masks; Kristen was even wearing latex gloves.) In the photos (available HERE), they were getting VERY handsy with one other, just full on grabbing each other’s butts.
We’re guessing they had spotted the paps and were performing for the cameras — however, they could not have even play-acted PDA if they were in the place we saw them in prior! So it’s definitely still good news either way.
[Image via Dax Shepard/Instagram.]