Frozen’s Kristen Bell Makes Tribute to Husband as They Celebrate 14 Years Sobriety

By Annie Wang
Annie Wang
Annie Wang
September 3, 2018 Updated: September 3, 2018

Frozen actress Kristen Bell wrote a long paragraph on her Instagram account on Sep. 1 to celebrate her husband Dax Shepard’s 14th anniversary of sobriety.

She started with writing “To the man [who] mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, who held our dear little shakey man pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down.”

To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, Who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, 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. 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. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most. You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow. I'm so proud that you have never been 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. I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard. Xoxo

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The 39-year-old “Frozen” voice actress continued, “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. You never fail to make amends or say sorry when it’s needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most.”

Bell said she’s proud that Shepard has never been ashamed of his history, but he shared it widely instead, hoping others’ would be inspired to become the best version of themselves.

“I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard. Xoxo,” Bell wrote at the end.

For Dax Shepard, he was not only awarded his wife’s public heartwarming tribute, but also an unforgettable factory tour of the King’s Hawaiian bakery given by Kristen Bell as his surprise present.

In his Instagram post, he called the tour “Best sober birthday present ever,” and he continued “@kristenanniebell got me a tour of the @kingshawaiian factory and I ate 8 STRAIGHT oughta the oven. 2 more upstairs, and 3 at home. 13 all-in for one day is an accomplishment I will not soon forget.”

He didn’t forget to humor the attached photo, either, adding, “Also, the fact that Kristen looks like a scientist and @mlpadman looks like she’s on a kindergarten field trip just makes my heart swell to dangerous levels. Thanks Ladies!”

According to People, Dax Shepard had struggled in the past with substance abuse. He tweeted an inspiring message two years ago, “12 years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life-threatening stupor. I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem. #gratitude #promises”

Annie Wang
Annie Wang