Kristen Bell Celebrates Dax Shepard’s Sobriety With Touching Tribute
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are not only one of the funniest couples in Hollywood, but they're also one of the sweetest. So when Dax celebrated his 14th year of sobriety on Saturday (September 1), his wife couldn't be prouder of him.
While the Frozen star is known for making us laugh, her recent Instagram post about Dax's sobriety birthday will definitely bring you to tears. "I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story," she captioned a series of photos of Dax and the family, "but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves."
She also wrote, "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."
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. 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. Xoxo
Meanwhile Dax was over the moon that his wife surprised him with the best present ever -- a tour of the King's Hawaiian bread factory!
Best sober birthday present ever. @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!
The couple has been open about Dax's substance abuse in the past. And Kristen has also gotten candid about her husband's road to recovery and how it has inspired her as well.
“Seeing the world through his eyes has really opened mine to knowing that it is a disease and nobody is choosing to drink more than others,” she told People in 2016. “They are doing it because of a variety of reasons and they deserve the attention of a mental health professional, and not the county jail or however else we’re choosing to pretend we’re fixing the problem.”