Kristen Bell has revealed how she and husband Dax Shepard went form no sparks to madly in love. It was not love at first sight for the couple many people now refer to as relationship goals.
In a candid interview with Today, Bell admitted there was no romantic connection between her and Shepard when they first met.
“The producer of Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Shauna Robertson, who’s Judd Apatow’s previous producing partner, had a birthday dinner. Like, 10 people, maybe less, at a sushi restaurant. And I had just gotten out of a long-term relationship two months prior. And in retrospect, I realize Dax had just gotten out of a long relationship. We were sitting at a table. The only thing I remember is that he talked so much,” she shared.
The Frozen 2 star went on to dish about her baby daddy’s talkative side. Anyone who listens to his podcast, Armchair Expert, knows exactly what the blonde beauty is referencing, Shepard is a chatterbox. Bell admitted during their initial meeting she had no idea who Shepard was, even thinking he was one of the Jackass guys because of his demeanor.
She was so unimpressed by her first encounter with her hubby, it shocked Bell when she saw him at a hockey game later and the flirting began. The actress admitted the second encounter was more fun, flirty and intriguing. However, what truly sealed the deal for Bell was a bold and risky text Shepard sent her.
“‘Hi, my name is Dax. I violated your privacy and got your number from Shauna. How do you feel about that?” said the text message.
The mother of two responded by telling Shepard “And I was like, Excuse me? You sound stimulating.”
It was a risky move on Shepard’s part because it could have gone drastically wrong. However, Bell was anything but upset. She got butterflies kicking off the beginning of their romance. The Good Place star also admitted that she fell in love with her husband way before he did with her.
Kristen Bell felt no connection with Dax Shepard when they first met. Thanks to a bold text from him, they went from no sparks to madly in love. They have been together for 13 years, married for six years and have two beautiful daughters.
The lesson here is just because it wasn’t love, at first sight, does not mean romance won’t blossom. Oh, and give people a chance.