Kristen Bell Opens Up on Balance Between Fame and Parenthood


To most of the world, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are superstars, But to their children Lincoln and Delta, they are just mom and dad.

And Bell would like to keep it that way.

“When I’m in public with my kids, I don’t take pictures with anyone because I don’t think my children deserve an upbringing when I am stopping to talk to strangers,” Bell says during a recent interview on SiriusXM with Entertainment Weekly Radio. “I keep it separate.”

Indeed, it can be understandably tough for these two to go out in public. And heck, it’s even tough for them to think about considering themselves famous. Yet, during a recent conversation they had with 5-year-old Lincoln, they realized that the kids are beginning to realize it.

“It was like this moment where we recognized that ‘famous’ meant something to her at school, like its someone people collectively worship,” recalls Bell, who married Shepard back in 2013. “(The kids) know our work cause they’ve seen ‘Frozen’ and sometimes have seen a commercial on TV or when I’ve done an award show or something.”

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Of course, if any couple is equipped to handle this dilemma with gentle hands and gentler hearts, its Dax and Kristen.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.

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