Bell's Biggest (Funniest) Worry While Pregnant
By JACKIE WILLIS
November 06, 2013
Kristen Bell hilariously admits to Flare magazine that she was concerned about the connection she'd have with her daughter Lincoln prior to giving birth. The Veronica Mars star even confesses that she worried if it was even possible to love anything more than she loves her pets.
"I kept saying to [my husband] Dax [Shepard] in all sincerity during my pregnancy, 'I just don't know how I'm going to like her as much as I like the dogs.' I was being serious. Because I f**king love my dogs; they are my children," the 33-year-old tells the magazine. "I love people the more i know them, and I didn't know her. It could've been a water bottle in my belly, that’s about how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy. But within about 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset, and they reprogrammed my feelings about her."
Thankfully, Bell met her new husband and baby's daddy Dax, 38, later on in life, because she reveals that she doesn't think they would've hit it off when they were younger. "Dax and I would not have been friends in high school. He was a drug addict and he was wild, and I was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school. He is also five years older than I am, and he lived in Milford, which is a bit more drive-your-tractor-to-the-7-eleven-type Michigan, and I was closer to downtown Detroit."
As for the couple's secret to a good marrage, Bell spills, "Our main rule is: Check your ego at the door, and be aware of when the other person is spinning out. As artists, everything is vanity- and narcissism- driven: my career, the strategy behind it, the next level I want to hit, my photo shoot, how I was in my acting scene, my premiere. So we try to do a really good job of being human beings in the rest of our life."