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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard say letting their kids drink non-alcoholic beer is better than orange juice

Dominic Smithers

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard say letting their kids drink non-alcoholic beer is better than orange juice

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have revealed they let their kids drink non-alcoholic beer.

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The actors are known for being incredibly open about their relationship, not only with one another but also with their family.

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And during a recent appearance on The Kelly Clarkson Show, Bell explained that they allow their daughters, eight-year-old Delta, and Lincoln, 10, drink alcohol free booze.

Unsurprisingly, the revelation didn't go down very well with a lot of people.

"People were very upset about that," Shepard said on his podcast, Armchair Expert.

Echoing her husband, Bell said it was no business of theirs, so she didn't care what they think.

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"They're allowed to be upset about that because they're not their kids," the Good Place star said. "It's not your kid, you can think whatever you want."

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell said they were called out for letting their kids drink non-alcoholic beer. Credit: Instagram/@daxshepard
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell said they were called out for letting their kids drink non-alcoholic beer. Credit: Instagram/@daxshepard

But while the headline might sound a bit concerning for some, Shepard explained that it was just healthier to drink non-alcoholic beer than fruit juice, for example.

He said: "This is where we're different and you're at peace and I'm not. Orange juice has a .5 percent ABV alcohol by volume.

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"Heineken has a 0.0... If you're serving your kids orange juice, you're serving them way more alcohol."

Despite the facts, though, Bell said some people just love to be outraged.

And also, she said, they simply don't understand the context of Shepard's relationship with alcohol and addiction.

The 43-year-old explained: "What's so cute about you to me is that you are so logical and fact-driven and evidence-based, but if people want to be angry about something, they're going to be angry about it.

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The actors hit back at critics, saying they don't care what strangers think. Credit: Instagram/@daxshepard
The actors hit back at critics, saying they don't care what strangers think. Credit: Instagram/@daxshepard

"When they have tried to order NAs at a restaurant or something, it's because of a very specific connection to you.

"Because first of all, they're educated on addiction and what substances are and how they affect your body and how scary they are and what they can do to you."

She added: "I thought that was kind of a cute story but again, it turned into, 'I let my kids drink'.

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"None of this seems to connect seeing as though you're so open about sobriety and addiction and we're a family that strives to educate everyone about substances."

But while he doesn't let other people's opinions bother him, Shepard said he gets very defensive of his family.

"I'm always going to feel protective," the 48-year-old said.

"If anyone has a problem that I let my kids drink NA beer sometimes, that's fine with me. I'm not going to change based on what anybody else says because this is our family and not your business."

Topics: Celebrity, US News, Entertainment, Drugs, Film and TV

Dominic Smithers
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