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Kristen Bell explains why she and husband Dax Shepard let their kids have non-alcoholic beer

Kristen Bell explains why she and husband Dax Shepard let their kids have non-alcoholic beer

The actor said the girls' love of non-alcoholic beer was all about their connection to their dad

Kristen Bell has revealed why she and husband Dax Shepard let their two daughters drink non-alcoholic beer.

On a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, the Frozen star explained that 10-year-old Lincoln and 8-year-old Delta's unusual drink of choice stems from their early connection with their dad.

“He’s a recovering addict, but he likes non-alcoholic beer, so he’d pop one open, he’d have [our oldest daughter] on his chest, and we’d walk and look at the sunset,” Bell explained to Clarkson.

“As a baby, she was pawing at it, and sometimes she’d suck on the rim of it.

"So, I think it feels to her like something special, something daddy, something family.”

The 43-year-old actor clarified that the beers the girls drink have zero alcohol but it can still be a bit awkward when the 10-year-old tries to order a cold one in public.

“We’ve been at restaurants where she’s said, ‘Do you have any non-alcoholic beer?’ and I’m like … maybe we just keep that for home time,” Bell said.

“But then I’m also sort of like, ‘You can judge me if you want, I’m not doing anything wrong. Like that’s your problem.'”

Bell has admitted that the girls' odd drink choice has attracted a bit of judgement in the past.

“I’m going to get a lot of flak for this. And let me start by saying I don’t care. I’m a great parent, I think. I’m learning every day," she said on the Say Yes! With Carla Hall podcast in 2020.

“It’s a sentimental thing for my girls, right? It makes them feel close to their dad.”

In late 2020, Shepard publicly revealed that he'd experienced a relapse after 16 years of sobriety.

Shepard was using opioids to manage the pain following a motorcycle accident and an ATV accident.

He then started buying them illegally.

“The one thing I got out of those 16 years was that I hadn't gaslit anyone,” he said on Chelsea Clinton's podcast In Fact.

After he relapsed, Shepard said it got to a point where 'I couldn't do it. I was making people who love me feel crazy because they knew something was going on and I was lying'.

So he told Bell and they also spoke to their daughters about it.

"They knew when I relapsed,” Shepard said during the interview.

“We explained, 'Well, Daddy was on these pills for his surgery, and then Daddy was a bad boy and he started getting his own pills.' We tell them the whole thing.”

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Instagram/Kristen Bell.

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