Kristen Bell is pregnant, expecting a baby with Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell is pregnant, expecting a baby with fiance Dax Shepard — but don’t expect them to get married because of it.
“They’re so excited — they’re both ecstatic,” a friend of the couple told People, which confirmed with their rep Monday that the little one is due in late spring.
The two have been together since 2007 and got engaged over the holidays in 2009, but aren’t in a rush to the altar: They want same-sex marriage to be legal in California before they say “I do.”
“We’re not punishing America by not getting married....,” Shepard, 37, told CNN back in August. “We’re not going to have a party and invite our friends, half of whom can’t [get married]. We’re not going to ask them to come celebrate a rite they don’t have. That’s just tacky.”
Added Bell, 32, “I don’t believe in standing in the way of love, and I want to stand up for that right. And that’s what it is. If someone wants to commit their life to another person, why would I not bolster that argument?”
They clearly weren’t worried about lack of marriage getting in the way of kids, they told Larry King around the same time.
“We’ll have them out of wedlock,” the “Parenthood” actor said. “We’re not worried about that.”
According to People’s source, Bell had a bit of morning sickness early on but has gotten over that in time to work on the second season of “House of Lies.”
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