Kristen Bell Reveals She Smokes Weed Around Sober Dax Shepard

By Victoria Kim 09/20/18
“Once a week, if I am exhausted and we are about to sit down and watch 60 Minutes, why not?”
Dax Shepard & Kristen Bell

Actress Kristen Bell recently posted a heartfelt tribute to her husband Dax Shepard on social media congratulating him on his 14th year of sobriety.

However, that doesn’t mean The Good Place actress has to walk on eggshells to protect his sobriety, she revealed in a new episode of WTF with Marc Maron.

“I like my vape pen quite a bit,” she said on the podcast. “I smoke around my husband and it doesn’t seem to bother him. Weed rules. Weed is my drug of choice, for sure.”

“Once a week, if I am exhausted and we are about to sit down and watch 60 Minutes, why not?” she added.

Shepard is candid about his past drug and alcohol use, which he admitted was one thing that contributed to the couple’s early relationship woes. “I just loved to get fucked up—drinking, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything,” he said in a past Playboy interview. “Mostly my love was Jack Daniel’s and cocaine. I lived for going down the rabbit hole of meeting weird people.”

Shepard said he was lucky he didn’t land himself in jail. He is now fully invested in his recovery, which is why Bell can use cannabis around him. “He likes drugs and alcohol. He’s just aware that he lost his privilege with them because he can’t handle it,” said Bell. “His brain does not have the chemistry to handle it.”

On September 1, Bell posted an open letter to the Without a Paddle star on Instagram in honor of his 14th sober anniversary. “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,” she wrote.

“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.”

“I’m so proud that you have never ben 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,” she wrote.

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