Kristen Bell Shared the Story of How She Tried to Impress Husband Dax Shepard By Getting Her Motorcycle License

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One of Hollywood’s most favorite couples, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell, will be celebrating their five-year wedding anniversary come October, but it’s what Bell did when they first started dating back in 2007 that has us melting.

During a confession on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” on Wednesday (Aug. 8,) Bell spoke about just how far she went to catch the eye of the actor, eventually enrolling in a class to learn how to ride a motorcycle.

“You know when you’re in the beginning of a relationship, you want to seem way more normal—especially me, I wanted to seem way more normal than I actually was,” she explains to the talk show host. “He loves motorcycles. I really wanted him to think that I also loved motorcycles a lot and so when we first started dating I decided to get my motorcycle license. I was like, ‘I got it. I’m going to show him how cool I am.'”

Unfortunately for Bell, her rather limited knowledge of motorcycle riding nearly backfired for her on the set of the couple’s film “When in Rome,” when she sustained a bad burn on her leg from riding the motorcycle.

“My goal was to bag Dax Shepard, Jimmy,” she laughed.

And yes Kristen, we totally get it.

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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