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Kristen Bell's Sober Hubby Says She Should Have 'Ecstasy Party'

She says she smokes weed around Dax Shepard, and he's OK with it
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2018 11:05 AM CDT
Dax Shepard, left, and Kristen Bell arrive at the People's Choice Awards at the then-Nokia Theatre on Jan. 7, 2015, in Los Angeles.   (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Dax Shepard has been sober for 14 years, but his wife, Kristen Bell, still vapes weed around him, she explained in a recent appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast. (Maron, E! notes, is also sober.) "I smoke around my husband and it doesn't seem to bother him," she said of her vape pen, which she estimates she busts out maybe once a week after the kids have gone to bed. "Weed rules." She says Shepard "doesn't have a problem with anyone else partaking in anything, provided that, within reason, that they're not acting like a complete schmuck. ... He likes drugs and alcohol, he just is aware that he lost his privilege with them because he can't handle it. His brain does not have the chemistry to handle it."

"We talk very openly about drugs and alcohol," she added. "He wants to have an ecstasy party with all of our friends." It would involve everyone dropping off their kids together with a trusted sitter, then getting together to do ecstasy and "just have us all ... braid each other's hair or something. ... Maybe we'll all hook up, I doubt it." She says Shepard would act as the "guide" to make sure everyone has a "safe and comfortable" experience. "He doesn't want to do ecstasy, he wants us to experience ecstasy," she explained. "He feels that you shouldn't leave Earth without having tried mushrooms or ecstasy." Earlier this month, Bell celebrated Shepard's sobriety birthday in a moving Instagram post. "I'm so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves," she wrote. "You have certainly inspired me to do so." (Read more Kristen Bell stories.)

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