Now, the “Bless This Mess” star is back on the wagon, and Bell, 40, is helping him stay there.
The “Good Place” actress recently spoke to Self magazine and revealed that after the relapse, Shepard told her, “You can drug-test me whenever you want. I’m going to buy some tests. I’m going to have them in the house. If you ever feel nervous, I want you to have access to this and I’ll do it, no questions asked.”
“We have a plan. If he has to take medication for any reason, I have to administer it. But he was like, ‘So we need a stronger plan. I was faltering and I have to do some sort of emotional work to figure out why I wanted to use again,'” Bell said.
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have been married since 2013. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
She continued: “And one of the main reasons I love him is he’s also addicted to growth. He’s addicted to evolving. He was like, ‘I don’t want to risk this family and I did so let’s put new things in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.'”