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How Long Have Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Been Together? Their Relationship Started Off "Toxic"

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Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard make up one of Hollywood's favorite couples. The pair has such an open, loving, supportive relationship, it's hard not to be obsessed with them. But Bell recently revealed that it wasn't always smooth sailing for them. Before we even dive into this new truth tea Bell is spilling, how long have Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard been together? It feels like forever, right?

The parents of two met and started dating all the way back in 2007 after meeting at a birthday dinner. They originally got engaged in 2009, but then put their engagement on hold until same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States. Then, once the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Prop 8 were dead, Bell proposed to Shepard on Twitter and they were married in a California courthouse in October 2013. These guys. But like we said before, it apparently wasn't always picture perfect for Bell and Shepard.

In a recent interview with Harry Connick Jr., Bell revealed the first three months of their relationship was actually "toxic," as they were constantly fighting and making "dramatic exits" from said fights, leaving behind unresolved tension. The Good Place actress said,

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Bell added,

She also explained that Shepard made her realize her storming away from fights in a "dramatic exit" didn't give her an automatic win just because her actions ended the fight. Ended doesn't mean resolved. Bell said,

Bell and Shepard's relationship clearly wasn't easy to build, but the best ones shouldn't be! Relationships take work, fam. You've got to learn how to grow ~together~. Bell and Shepard now have two daughters together: 4-year-old Lincoln and baby Delta, who was born in December 2014. Bell revealed in the same interview that Shepard commemorated his love for his wife and daughters in a tattoo on his ring finger! Be still, my beating heart. Bell said,

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UGH, THESE TWO ARE SO STINKIN' CUTE AND HAVE SUCH A STINKIN' HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP BUILT ON A STRONG FOUNDATION OF HONEST COMMUNICATION AND LOVING SUPPORT. I THINK I'M GONNA THROW UP.