Kristen Bell celebrates Dax Shepard's sobriety birthday with the most emotional note
Maintaining a relationship while in the public eye is tough. Certainly, tabloids dissect every move that celebrities make, and adoring fans feel entitled to know every mundane detail about their love lives. And this is pretty weird; I mean, us ordinary folk refrain from telling the ins and outs of our relationship to perfect strangers, and only disclose the more significant facts to our close family and friends.
And while we're used to seeing picture-perfect celebrity couplings (I'm looking at you, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds), it's evident that there's more going on under the surface. Two celebrities, however, that are very transparent about all the hard work needed to be #CoupleGoals are Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
Entertainment Tonight reports that Dax Shepard celebrated his 14th year of sobriety yesterday, and his wife, Kristen, marked the occasion by posting an emotional tribute to Instagram, where she praised her husband's willingness to discuss his struggles with alcoholism and substance abuse.
"To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy. Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible. Who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down. I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it," Kristen captioned the snaps.
"I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most. You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow. I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so.
"I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard."
This isn't the only way that they celebrated Dax's sobriety birthday. The actor and host of Armchair Expert shared a picture on his Instagram account of him and Kristen taking a tour of the King's Hawaiian Bread factory in Los Angeles.
"Best sober birthday present ever," he wrote. "@kristenanniebell got me a tour of the @kingshawaiian factory and I ate 8 STRAIGHT oughta the oven. 2 more upstairs, and 3 at home. 13 all-in for one day is an accomplishment I will not soon forget. Also, the fact that Kristen looks like a scientist and @mlpadman looks like she's on a kindergarten field trip just makes my heart swell to dangerous levels. Thanks Ladies!"
Now, that's how you celebrate 14 years of sobriety!