Kristen Bell, oh how we love you.
Somehow managing to be entirely relatable and successful for over a decade in Hollywood is no easy feat. Luckily, the “Veronica Mars” star found a worthy partner in actor Dax Shepard early on and the two have kept their love alive ever since.
Considering both are busy with their respective careers and parenting two young children, it’s no surprise that it’s become increasingly difficult to have intimate moments away from both the cameras and their toddlers. But, as Bell told Rebook in an interview for the magazine’s August 2016 cover story, it’s all about making the time.
“We’re pretty decent about staying on top of it,” she said. “We’ll be like, ‘Okay, it’s been how many days?’ We find a night when nobody is coming over and we don’t have to work super-early in the morning, and then we slot it in.”
Bell admits that her schedule is particularly packed when a certain HBO series airs a new season. Both Bell and Shepard are longtime “Game of Thrones” fanatics, having attended the Season 6 premiere sporting matching House Baratheon tattoos.
“He would rather I sleep with another man [than watch ‘Game of Thrones’ without him],” she added. “I swear to God!”
Besides the betrayal of watching your favorite TV series without a partner’s permission, Bell says that she and Shepard have learned how to work through their issues thanks to years of experience.
The two began dating all the way back in 2007 and were engaged three years later. Together, they have two daughters, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 18 months.
“We fought a lot and I loved a dramatic exit. If I could slam a door, I felt so powerful,” she recounted. “If I could get in my car and screech away, it was even better. [Shepard] said to me, ‘If we have an issue, you can’t leave. We’re going to talk or I’m not going to do this with you.’ I loved him so much that I was like, ‘I better get my act together.’”
If the photo below doesn’t scream “act together” then we’re doing this whole relationship-thing all wrong.