It was the announcement seen around the world: The night before the election, President Barack Obama was wrapping up his campaign.
“In the last minutes of his campaigning, at the bottom [of the TV screen] you see that little banner,” the Parenthood star, 38, told Conan O’Brien of seeing his own news flash onscreen during the president’s moment.
“My theory is that CNN decided [that] to be truly balanced we must have both a really important news piece happening and then a completely inane pieces of news happening simultaneously. …
“I never imagined that my name would be recognizable enough to put that banner out there, and when I thought about that, I thought I’d have a lot more money,” he jokes. “I’m basically like a serial killer — famous and broke.”
Since the announcement, the couple have stayed mum on pregnancy details, including the sex of the baby — they know but aren’t sharing. Still, Shepard is willing to reveal his high hopes for his first born.
“I really do hope that the child looks identical to Kristen — a boy or girl. I pray that [my] son look just like my wife Kristen … if we have one,” he explains.
That is, Bell’s beauty paired with Shepard’s baby blues. “They’re unbelievable. They’re beautiful. They’re some of the best eyes in the business,” he jokes.