It's safe to say the whole world is in love with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard. From their low-key courthouse wedding ceremony to their hilarious Samsung commercials, the pair is famously honest about their marriage. This week, the couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary, and Bell opened up about why their marriage works.
"I certainly love our relationship," Bell said to Yahoo. "It takes a lot of work, but we're also very committed to being open and honest. I think we've somehow figured out how to bypass a lot of bulls**t and figured out how to be truly vulnerable. And I think that's what makes us strong."
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Bell isn't afraid to address the less-glamorous aspects of marriage, and she says that couple's counseling really helps. "It would be irresponsible and dishonest if we pretended like we didn't need things like that," she said. "We go to counseling when we need it, and we check in with each other in a genuine way. 'How are you feeling? Do you want a date night as much as I do?' We call each other throughout the day. We do our best not to forget that we are committed to each other."
Though busy with their acting careers and daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 1, the couple makes sure to spend time with one another. Bell says she and Shepard get out of the house every three weeks for a date night, but they are not opposed to a binge-watching session every now and then, either. "After the kids go to bed, we're very into binge-watching our DVR list," she said. (In case you were wondering, it includes Last Man on Earth, Frontline, 60 Minutes, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver.)
When asked about her wedding day, Bell says it was "one of the best days" of her life, and she wouldn't want to change a thing. "It was perfect because it happened!" Happy anniversary, you two!
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