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Kristen Bell Says Laughter Is One Element That Keeps Her Marriage Strong

Bell and husband Dax Shepard make it a point to laugh often.

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For Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, there's nothing like a good laugh to spice up a marriage. The Frozen actress opened up to E! News about keeping it light and humorous with her husband.

 

"The funny keeps it spicy for us a lot. He keeps me laughing all the time. I try to make him laugh and every now and again I get there," Kristen said at the premiere of her latest film, A Bad Mom Christmas. Between jokes, the actors also make sure that they're doing everything they can to make their partner feel loved and supported. "Really, it's just being aware of the other person's needs," Bell explained.

 

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The actress has always been forthcoming about the things that make the couple's marriage work. She told Yahoo last year that she and Shepard aren't afraid to put in the effort to make their relationship stronger. "I certainly love our relationship," Bell said. "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 be truly vulnerable. And I think that's what makes us strong." The couple also regularly attends sessions with a therapist. "We go to counseling when we need it, and we check in with each other in a genuine way," she explained. "'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."

 

The couple makes a point to balance their roles as husband and wife with their jobs as parents to their two young daughters, Lincoln and Delta. One way they go just that is by making room for one date night each month, even if that just means cuddling up on the couch. "After the kids go to bed, we're very into binge-watching our DVR list," Bell said. 

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