Dax Shepard Thought Kristen Bell Was in a Cult When They First Met

Apparently, her unbridled happiness was just too much for him.

Dax Shepard Thought Kristen Bell Was in a Cult When They First Met
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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are an extremely sweet Hollywood couple (don't you dare come for them, 2016), but their first interaction wasn't quite the meet-cute you'd expect. Turns out Shepard was initially suspicious of Bell's happy vibes, so much so that he thought she might be in a cult.

"When I met her and her friends, I was suspicious of their unbridled happiness," Shepard recently revealed. "I thought, 'Something stinks here; they're in a cult.'"

Obviously, Shepard eventually realized that Bell simply loves life, because they're currently married with two highly adorable kids. That said, marriage isn't always easy and Shepard is willing to admit that therapy is routine for them. 

"There were hurdles, things she didn't trust about me, things I didn't trust about her. I just kept going back to, 'This person has the thing I want, and I have to figure out how we can exist peacefully.' So we started [seeing a therapist together] right away," he said, while Bell added, "You do better in the gym with a trainer; you don't figure out how to cook without reading a recipe. Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about."


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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.