Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are a deeply inspirational couple. They’re cute together, they seem to have a very healthy relationship, and they know how to have a good time.
But it hasn’t always been all fun and games for this Hollywood couple.
Dax, 43, just celebrated 14 years of sobriety after a long battle with substance abuse. And Kristen, 38, posted a sweet tribute to her husband to congratulate him on his “sobriety birthday.”
“I know how much you loved using,” Kristen wrote in an Instagram post. “I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it.”
Before meeting Kristen, Dax habitually used alcohol and drugs.
“I just loved to get f***ed up — drinking, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything,” Dax told Playboy in 2012. “Mostly my love was Jack Daniel’s and cocaine.”
Kristen, on the other hand, has always been more of a “good girl.” Early in their relationship, the opposites found common ground, and in 2013, they married. Dax has now been sober for 14 years.