Kristen Bell reveals her top tips for a happy, healthy marriage

By: Jennifer Berry,

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are one of Hollywood's most enviable couples. They're intelligent, talented, hilarious and clearly have a strong, unbreakable bond that has helped their marriage last for so long.

On Valentine's Day, Kristen took to Instagram to tell her fans how it works, outlining her tips for a healthy, happy marriage. The paid have been together more than a decade and married for five of those years. They also share two daughters, three-year-old Delta and Lincoln, four.

The caption reads: “I received a letter from a nice man who asked if I could write a note to his friends who are getting married. I wrote something congratulatory but then thought ‘Kristen! Wait! You are an old married woman, shouldn’t you have some wisdom to share?!’ After I was finished I realized what I wrote is pretty much the A-Z of how @daxshepard and I keep our relationship healthy. Its worked for us so far, So here ya go #happyvalentinesday.”

Back when the dynamic duo got engaged in 2009, they held off on making it official until same-sex marriage was legalized in California.

To make matters sweeter, the Frozen star re-proposed to Dax on Twitter, writing “@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove”? They even got married in a courthouse with the nuptials ringing in at a $142.

Kristen and Dax also seemingly have a lasting relationship despite being total opposites on paper. “He was a drug addict and he was wild, and I was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school,” the actress told FLARE when she appeared on the cover of the magazine's December 2013 issue.

Dax has been equally transparent about his colourful past: “Kristen’s a good girl. She grew up very Christian, went straight to college, did great in school and started work immediately. She’s charitable and philanthropic and rescues dogs,” he told Playboy. “So when we met, our backgrounds were opposites. All the things I’d done were terrifying to her, and she had a hard time believing I would ever be able to stay married and monogamous and a father and all those things. For the first year and a half we were together, that was what we battled over almost weekly.”

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