Kristen Bell Defends Daughters Drinking Non-Alcoholic Beer — They Want To ‘Feel Close To’ Dax Shepard

by Jeremy Spirogis
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit SiriusXM Studios in 2019

Kristen Bell’s getting actual about parenting as soon as once more. She and her husband, fellow actor (and podcast host) Dax Shepard, share parenting recommendation that’s equal components useful and hilarious.

This time, Bell’s opening up about a clumsy distant studying second that concerned her daughters ingesting Shepard’s non-alcoholic beer. 

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have 2 children collectively

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Bell and Shepard have lengthy been entertaining followers with their parenting tales. Whether they’re selling a mission on a late evening speak present or recording an episode of Armchair Expert, they don’t maintain again.

Shepard and Bell have two children collectively. They grew to become mother and father in 2013. The Michigan natives welcomed their first daughter, now-7-year-old Lincoln Bell Shepard, on March 28, 2013. 

The household of three quickly grew to be a household of 4. Bell gave start to her second daughter, now-5-year- outdated Delta Bell Shepard, on Dec. 19, 2014.  

Kristen Bell says she discovered her daughters ingesting O’Doul’s throughout college 

Bell opened up in regards to the struggles of distant studying throughout a September 2020 episode of the Say Yes! With Carla Hall podcast. She defined how she got here to search out her daughters ingesting O’Doul’s, a non-alcoholic beer, on a break. 

“They have 15-minute breaks where they’re allowed to jump around and grab a snack and wiggle it out,” Bell mentioned. “I walk in to check on them at 9:30 and both of them are drinking an O’Doul’s on their Zooms. They’re both just sipping their Doulies.”

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Bell continued, saying she doubted her parenting abilities for a short second. 

“And I’m like, ‘What must these other parents and teachers think of me?’ she told herself before dismissing the thought. “You’re welcome to tell me I’m a terrible parent. I don’t care,” Bell mentioned. “I’m a great parent, I think. I’m learning every day.”

Kristen Bell’s completely OK along with her daughters ingesting O’Doul’s, says it’s a part of them studying about ‘sobriety’

Shepard doesn’t drink alcohol or use medication. He gave them up in 2004. The actor later  admitted he “loved to get f*cked-up—drinking, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything.” But it grew to become an dependancy so he’s since abstained.  

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell visit SiriusXM Studios in 2019
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell go to SiriusXM Studios in 2019 | Cindy Ord/Getty Images

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Now, when Shepard desires a chilly one he reaches for O’Doul’s, a non-alcoholic beer. As Bell sees it, her daughters ingesting O’Doul’s helps them find out about “sobriety and the importance of it and why Daddy can’t drink.”

“If anything, it opens up the discussion for why Daddy has to drink nonalcoholic beer because some people lose their privileges with drinking,” Bell mentioned. “Drinking’s not always safe.”

As of September 2020, Shepard’s been sober for 16 years. 

More than that, it’s what Bell describes as “a sentimental thing.” O’Doul’s reminds the Lincoln and Delta of Shepard. 

“When we first had our child and … we’d walk around the neighborhood, he’d pop a nonalcoholic beer in his hand and the baby would paw at it and put the rim in her mouth,” Bell mentioned. “It’s a sentimental thing for my girls.”

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