When it comes to Hollywood marriages, it's no secret that those glistening, high-profile pairings have a reputation for dissolving faster than the foam from a fancy swag bag bubble bath. But one couple whose bubble has managed to remain afloat in staunch defiance of the dismal celebrity marriage status quo is Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.
Recently, the adorable husband and wife dropped some seriously major relationship gems during an interview with Good Housekeeping, and after reading what they had to say, we're quite confident that they could easily moonlight as couples' therapists (when they're not busy taking over Hollywood, that is).
"[In the beginning,] there were hurdles, things she didn't trust about me, things I didn't trust about her," Dax said. "I just kept going back to 'This person has the thing I want, and I have to figure out how we can exist peacefully.' So we started [seeing a therapist together] right away."
Although they've only been hitched for a year and a half, Kristen and Dax's relationship advice sounds like that of a seasoned married couple. Aside from admitting that they are huge advocates of therapy, they also revealed that keeping their marriage on track involves a ton of hard work, commitment and honesty.
"The way Dax and I argue - and we argue a lot; we disagree on almost everything! - is so healthy," Kristen said. "If something pisses you off, you've got to find the [courage] to bring it up immediately, and say it in a way that the other person can hear."
Well, it seems like they have absolutely no qualms about leaving the glamour, rehearsed lines and smoky mirrors on the set and keeping it all the way real with one another at home. Not only do their candor and overall down-to-earthiness totally defy the Hollywood marriage stereotype, but their real-as-it-gets wisdom just might qualify them as the best couple ever!
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Reveal 4 Things That Make Their Relationship Work