Kristen Bell on the ‘Acts of Service’ Dax Shepard Has Mastered to Make Their Marriage Work (Exclusive)
ET’s Keltie Knight sat down with Bell — along with her Frozen 2 co-star Idina Menzel — at a press day for their their long-awaited Disney sequel in Los Angeles on Saturday. The Good Place actress revealed the way Shepard expresses his love for her after years together.
“Acts of service are huge for me,” Bell said, referring to all the little chores and helpful gestures that seem innocuous in a marriage, but show that you really care.
“My husband literally said to me this morning — I mean, were 13 years in but he’s gotten it now — he woke up 10 minutes after I did and I was scrambling to get out of the house and he said as he was like, rising out of bed, he said, ‘Is there anything I can help you do to help you get out of the house on time?'” Bell recalled. “And I was like, ‘Are you trying to make me horny right now? What are you doing?'”
“Acts of service to other people are also very sexy, but if you pour your coffee and hand me a mug as well, I’m there,” she continued, adding that there are “a lot of different acts of service that would qualify under that umbrella.”
As for Menzel, when it comes to her husband, Aaron Lohr, it’s all about connection and a feeling of safety.
“He really looks me straight in the eyes and I find that extremely sexy and disarming but in a great way,” Menzel said of her husband, whom she wed in September 2017. “He’s a therapist too, so I just feel really seen all the time. I can’t get away with anything but I also feel seen and very protected.”