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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard: Couples Therapy Is the Key to Our ‘Healthy’ Marriage

04/14/2015 at 03:00 PM ET

Forget dinner and a movie. Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard say they have an even better way to connect with one another: couples therapy.

And they’re not ashamed to admit it.

“Therapy is not something to be embarrassed about,” the mother of daughters Lincoln, 2, and Delta, 4 months, tells Good Housekeeping for its May cover story.

On the contrary, the couple say taking an honest look at their imperfections have made their marriage stronger.

“I used to have a temper,” says the Frozen and House of Lies star, 34, who calls her relationship with Shepard, “the Paula Abdul video ‘Opposites Attract’ personified.”

“I loved slamming doors – I wanted a dramatic exit! But he, having worked through a variety of emotional issues to get sober, said, ‘This isn’t going to work. This isn’t how I’m going to communicate for the rest of my life.’ ”

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Mae Whitman Predicts Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s Kids Will Be the ‘Best People That Ever Existed’

03/07/2015 at 05:12 PM ET

Mae Whitman on Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell
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Mae Whitman just wrapped her role as Amber on NBC’s Parenthood, and it seems the show inspired her to develop her own set of heroes — costar Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell, who she calls, “my role model parents.”

The actress, 26, who was in Miami on Saturday to promote Aerie’s “Love Your Real Selfie” event, is so impressed by the couple’s parenting skills, in fact, she says of their daughters Lincoln, 2 this month, and 11-week-old Delta, “I think those kids have the chance to be the best people that ever existed.”

The event, hosted at the Mondrian South Beach, generated the world’s largest untouched selfie, which was created to promote a message of self-love. Whitman, the star of the current film The DUFF (a.k.a., the “Designated Ugly Fat Friend”) has especially unique insight when it comes to this ideology.

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Kristen Bell: I’m Worried My Daughters Won’t Like Frozen

03/05/2015 at 01:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell may have won the world over with her performance in Frozen, but she’s worried the film’s two biggest critics might be her own daughters, Lincoln, 23 months, and Delta, 11 weeks.

“I hope I don’t show them the movie and they both go, ‘Eh,’ ” Bell, 34, joked while chatting with PEOPLE about Crest and Oral-B’s new collaboration with the Disney film.

Worries aside, she’s hoping her daughters will love the movie, especially as they continue to bond as sisters.

“My girls get along great, which I’m really grateful for,” she says. “It will be exciting to show them Frozen one day because it’s a story of sisters. When they both start watching TV, I think it will be a very special day in our household.”

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Why Kristen Bell ‘Really Enjoyed’ Her Epidural – Despite the Face-Scratching

02/16/2015 at 01:20 PM ET

For Kristen Bell, delivering her second daughter Delta, 7 weeks, was a beautiful experience – what she remembers of it, at least.

Bell told Ellen DeGeneres Monday that an unexpected C-section meant she needed to have an epidural: “As someone who has never experimented with drugs, I really enjoyed it,” she joked. “While they were doing it, I was thinking, ‘What else could we get done down there?’ … Anything to keep the epidural flowing.”

But flow it did not, and Bell said she started “scratching her face … like a meth addict” when the medicine began to exit her system.

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Dax Shepard Jokes He’ll Need ‘Medication’ If Kristen Bell Gives Birth Again

01/15/2015 at 01:15 PM ET

After watching wife Kristen Bell give birth to their first child, daughter Lincoln, Dax Shepard thought he had seen it all.

But then the actress needed a last-minute c-section with their second daughter — and the Parenthood star quickly realized how very wrong he had been.

“Kristen, God bless her, was in labor for 33 hours,” Shepard, 40, said during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, airing Thursday. “[Her labor with Lincoln was] 15 [hours]. That’s child’s play.”

Bell wasn’t the only one reeling from the “intense” delivery. “She got an epidural hour 14 — as you should — and I think dads need something,” he explained.

“I deserve something because I was along for the ride,” he said. “It’s still a car crash and I’m in the passenger seat. I’m playing Katy Perry and I’m breathing and I’m rubbing her back and I have fatigue and I think, ‘I need something for this, help me.’ ”

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New Parents Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Hit the Red Carpet

01/07/2015 at 09:00 PM ET

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard had a parents’ night out at the People’s Choice Awards on Wednesday … but was it their first post-baby red carpet?

“It’s our sixth,” Shepard, 40, cracked to E!’s Giuliana Rancic.

“No, I believe it’s our first,” Bell, 34, corrected. “I’m in a sleepy, sleepy daze, so I’m not positive where I am right now.”

The comedic couple welcomed daughter Delta on Dec. 19, and she joined big sis Lincoln, 21 months.

“It’s all Dax,” Bell said of how they settled on what to call their baby girl. “He keeps picking these awesome names.”

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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell Welcome Daughter Delta

12/19/2014 at 10:20 PM ET

Kristen Bell Dax Shepard Welcome Daughter Delta
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Christmas came early for Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell!

The Parenthood and House of Lies stars welcomed their second daughter on Friday, Dec. 19, they announced via Twitter.

Delta Bell Shepard is here. She doesn’t look like either Kristen or me, but we’re gonna keep her anyway,” Shepard, 39, wrote jokingly.

“The estrogen has now hit critical mass! Good luck, Dax. And welcome to the world DELTA BELL SHEPARD,” Bell, 34, added.

Despite the new addition, not much will change for big sister Lincoln, 21 months. “We were told to pick up the oldest first if both are crying,” the actor told PEOPLE in November.
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