Years before Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell tied the knot, the actor admittedly "wasn't certain" he wanted to be with the virtuous star of "The Good Place."
Dax Shepard is opening up about the early days of his relationship with wife Kristen Bell.
The actor got candid on “Off Camera With Sam Jones” about how he initially felt about his wife when they first started dating.
“I never ever was like, ‘Oh, I hope I can keep Kristen,’ ” he said in a video posted Friday. “I was going, ‘Do I want to be with a Christian, who has eight people living in her house for free, who has to get out of a car when there’s a dog who doesn’t have a leash and ruin her whole day to rescue this dog?’ ”
He continued: “That’s great, and she’s good, but that’s not what I want to do. I’m not that good. I don’t want to spend my day finding the owner of a dog. So I wasn’t fearful I would lose her. I wasn’t certain I wanted to be with someone like that.”
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard being adorable, as they are. (Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
Shepard, 44, said that although he was apprehensive about being with someone like that, watching Bell, 38, helped him to want to live a better life.
“I just slowly over time watched what fruit she bore over the way she moved through life,” he said. “I looked at the results of how she lived, and they’re pretty undeniable.
“It’s just a better life and I wanted that, so I chose to move more in her direction,” Shepard said. “She didn’t ask me to. I wanted what she had, and I replicated it.”
The couple have been together for more than 10 years, getting engaged in 2010 before officially getting married in 2013.
He also said that he didn’t try to mold her into someone who she’s not while they were dating.
“She’s the first person I dated where I made a real conscious decision that I wasn’t going to try to make her into the person I wanted to date,” he said. “I know what happens when I try to make them the person I want to date; I don’t end up liking that person. So I didn’t do that, and low and behold, she has come the same exact distance toward me that I’ve come toward her.”
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