The Central Park star also talks about the loss of her dog and shares something that Ellen DeGeneres immediately wishes she could not see when she is asked to show something she has just ordered from Amazon.
During the appearance with Ellen DeGeneres,, Kristen Bell opened a little about how the family made adjustments after his relapse, while revealing some of the treatments they already had to try to help him stay clean and sober.
Dax Shepard remembers relaxing after 16 years of sobriety
And despite this failure, Kristen still has nothing but praise, love and support for her husband.
She told Ellen that one of the things that impressed her so much about Dax was his self-awareness. Even when he returned from his sobriety, she said, “He managed to tell me, to tell us, and to say that we needed a different plan.”
Kristen gave a look at how the couple dealt with their addiction problems, for example, saying, “If he has to take drugs for some reason, I have to take them.”
At that moment, however, Dax told her that they needed a “stronger plan.”
According to Kristen, he said, “I was hesitant and I had to do some emotional work to find out why I wanted to use it again.” It is an incredible statement of awareness and vulnerability, ready to admit that something has happened in his life to push him into these habits, so it is his responsibility to do the job and understand it.
“He was like, I don’t want to risk this family and I did, so let’s put in new things to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Kristen said. “And he … you know, we’re going back to therapy … and I’m going to keep standing next to him because he’s very, very worth it.”
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She described it as “addicted to growth, addicted to evolving.” Fortunately for her, his devotion to her and their family, and even this evolution she talks about, was strong enough for him to be honest with her about his relapse and then partner with her to works through it.
One of the factors that may have had at least some influence is the fact that Dax was probably in quite a lot of pain after a serious motorcycle accident broke his arm and apparently there are still some residual complications there.
“His hands are still hands,” Kristen said, sharing a video of Dax’s hand and detailing all the strange lumps and bumps. “He has the right amount of knuckles, they just aren’t in the right places.”
It definitely seemed negligible, and it was enough that Ellen said right away, “I’m going to have to go to therapy as soon as I see this.”
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Kristen Bell provides up-to-date information on Dax Shepard’s condition after a motorcycle accident
Later in the episode, Ellen played a game with Kristen to raise money for a breast cancer test, in which the actress grabbed various things around the house. In one case, it was something she couldn’t sleep without that turned out to be her puppy.
Earlier, she shared the sad story of her other dog’s recent passing, using this opportunity to encourage people to adopt adult dogs and share that love with them, no matter how many years they have left.
But when Ellen asked her to take the latest thing she bought from Amazon, the host couldn’t handle Kristen’s invention. For her part, Kristen seemed incredibly happy with her purchase, even showing instructions for use.
But Ellen just felt uncomfortable seeing him at all. “That could be embarrassing, too,” Ellen insisted, but Kristen wasn’t embarrassed at all.
It’s worth not spoiling the surprise, so you’ll just have to look for it towards the end of the video below:
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