Kristen Bell loves her husband Dax Shepard and she chooses to support him despite his relapse.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are together in his battle against substance abuse. Just recently, Shepard admitted he had a relapse after 16 years. The Frozen actress gave a heartwarming response after her husband’s admission.
Kristen Bell says husband is worth it
Kristen Bell understands that her husband’s battle with substance abuse is not easy. That’s why she is willing to work with him and support him until he gets over it.
“I mean look, you know, everybody’s up against their own demons, sometimes it’s anxiety and depression, sometimes it’s substance abuse,” Bell said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Despite her husband Dax Shepard’s relapse, Bell said she was grateful because he opened it up with her. He also recognized her spouse’s addiction to growth and be a better person.
“He was like, ‘I don’t want to risk this family and I did. So let’s put new things in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again,'” Bell continued.
“We’re going back to therapy and I just love that he’s addicted to growth. I will continue to stand by him because he’s very, very worth it.”
Shepard admitted his relapse
Last month, Dax Shepard made a bold announcement – he admitted his relapse. Shepard has been struggling with addiction for years and he has been doing good until he had a relapse recently. He chose to share it because he wanted to be honest with his fans who are also facing the same battle.
“That again doesn’t feel that crazy. … [But] I’m lying to other people and I know I have to quit … I start getting really scared, and I’m starting to feel really lonely. And I just have this enormous secret,” he said about his relapse.
Shepard eventually told his wife Kristen Bell and co-host Monica Padman about it. He also attended several meetings after taking “30 mil Oxys.”
His relapse made him vulnerable as he humbly admitted that he was just like the others who also struggled with the same addiction.
“I won’t be special. I won’t be smarter,” Shepard said before adding, “I will be exactly like everyone else,” Shepard added.”
Shepard also shared that he was high when they celebrated his 16-year sobriety anniversary last month. But when he spoke about his relapse on the Armchair Expert podcast, he was already seven days clean.
Bell’s husband said the episode was something he never wanted to record. However, he felt that he owed it to the beautiful Armcheries who had been with him in his ride.
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