Kristen Bell says the secret to her happy marriage is ‘laughter’

By: Meaghan Wray

Kristen Bell andDax Shepardhave laughed their way through their 10-year relationship, four of which they have been married. The Bad Moms actress has revealed that no matter what obstacles they face as a couple, they always manage to make each other laugh.

“The funny keeps it spicy for us a lot. He keeps me laughing all the time. I try to make him laugh and every now and again I get there,” Kristen confessed to E! News. “But really it’s just being aware of the other person’s needs.”

Part of Kristen’s relatability factor is how open she is about her relationship with Dax, 42. She often shares the ups and downs of her marriage in order to help others work through their own troubles. And after a decade with her sweetheart, it’s safe to say she knows a thing or two about how to make a relationship work.

Kristen and Dax tied the knot in 2013.

Back in August, the Frozen actress opened up to Us Weekly about how the couple builds respect within their relationship, “It is not easy to work around another human being, but if you commit to it, you can pretty much permanently respect that person,” she revealed. “On a daily basis, he just makes me laugh all the time. He’s obsessed with attention, so he’s constantly making jokes to try to get me to giggle.”

#tbt to when I cried at our wedding and @daxshepard thought it was really funny.

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The mother of two continued: “I do disagree with him on 90 per cent of the issues on the planet. But we have really wonderful, intense valued conversations about thinks, and I always see his point, even if I disagree. It’s hard to do.”

In addition to being great partners, Kristen and Dax are great parents. The couple welcomed daughter Lincoln in 2013 and less than two years later their second daughter Delta was born. One of their goals as parents is to raise their daughters to be kind and passionate citizens of the world. "I am trying to teach my kids not be stunted by country lines, language barriers, or religious boundaries. And that all human beings, and everyone in the world is part of someone's family and they should be treated as such,” Kristen told E! News. “I think it's important to remind ourselves that we are all the same and everyone is doing the best they can with what they have."

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