Tuesday 6 December 2016

Kristen Bell admits she has to schedule sex with husband Dax Shepard

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Published 12/07/2016 | 20:24

Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell
Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend the premiere of USA Pictures' "The Boss" at Regency Village Theatre on March 28, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Dax Sheperd and Kristen Bell at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live

Kristen Bell would slam doors and drive off when arguing with husband Dax Shepard, until he threatened to leave her.

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The When In Rome stars tied the knot in 2013 and have daughters Lincoln, three, and 18-month-old Delta together.

Over the years they've helped each other recover from various personal issues, with Kristen suffering anxiety and depression while Dax, 41, battled addiction.

They're stronger than ever now though, in part thanks to couples' counselling and Dax's firm approach to their relationship.

Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend the premiere of USA Pictures'
Actors Dax Shepard (L) and Kristen Bell attend the premiere of USA Pictures' "The Boss" at Regency Village Theatre on March 28, 2016 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

"We fought a lot and I loved a dramatic exit. If I could slam a door, I felt so powerful. If I could get in my car and screech away, it was even better," she told Redbook magazine.

"He said to me, ‘If we have an issue, you can’t leave. We’re going to talk or I’m not going to do this with you.’ I loved him so much that I was like, 'I better get my act together.'"

They make sure to find some time together too, as Kristen reveals they "slot in" their bedroom antics on a night nobody is coming over and when they don't have to get up early.

“We're pretty decent about staying on top of it. We'll be like, 'Okay, it's been how many days?'” she said.

“We find a night when nobody is coming over and we don't have to work super-early in the morning, and then we slot it in.”

The couple also has their hands full with their little girls and always try to set a good example for their kids, starting with discipline.

"Recently I've had an epiphany that if I'm as nice to my daughter as I want to be, she's not going to respect me," Kristen explained.

"Giving your kids strong boundaries is good for them, because if you just let them do whatever they want, you raise a jerk."

Dax Sheperd and Kristen Bell at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Dax Sheperd and Kristen Bell at the 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live

Kristen (35) is back in the spotlight with upcoming movie Bad Moms, co-starring the likes of Mila Kunis and Jada Pinkett Smith.

Giving a realistic insight into the lives of various types of mothers, Kristen is totally on board with the film's realistic approach.

"In the age of social media, when you can edit your life in beautiful pictures, it’s important to remind moms that all of us are wearing yogurt and all of our hands smell like urine," she noted.

"When you present an unrealistic idea of perfection to people, it’s not fair."

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