Dax Shepard is not going to stand for claims that he cheated on now-wife Kristen Bell back in 2009 after they had been dating for two years.
On Thursday, December 13, Kayti Edwards, who is the step-granddaughter of iconic actress Julie Andrews told the Daily Mail that she had an affair with Shepard back in 2009 and didn’t know he was dating anyone at the time. Edwards claimed the pair had met in 2005 and went on a few dates, but nothing happened until they ran into each other four years later.
“I saw him and we hadn’t seen each other in a few years. So it was, like, a very friendly, ‘Oh, my gosh, I haven’t seen you in forever. Nice to see you,’” she recalled.
“There was a photo booth and I remember people were standing in line for this photo booth. And Dax grabbed me and was like, ‘Let’s pick this up where we left off,’ and he threw me into this photo booth with him,” she alleged.
Edwards even shared the photos with the newspaper of herself and Shepard making out in the photo booth. She also claimed that he told her to keep the images and said, “I can’t take these home,” but didn’t mention he was in a relationship. Around 2 a.m., the duo allegedly headed to a friend’s nearby home.
“We went back and made love,” she claimed to the Daily Mail. “We had sex twice and he stayed until the next morning. I didn’t know he had a girlfriend at the time. He didn’t seem to care.”
After the claims went viral, Shepard was quick to take to social media to deny them. “Hey Daily Mail, that photo is 13 years old, not 9,” Shepard wrote, referencing the photo booth kissing photos of himself and Edwards that were included in the post. He continued, “Also, Kayti has sold stories to tabloids about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne, Kid Rock, and now me. I look forward to her next one. Fingers crossed it’s about my #1, Brad Pitt :)”
Edwards said she didn’t tell the story to harm Dax or his marriage. She told the Daily Mail that she “came forward” with the allegation “to get ahead of the story. I posted a photo on Facebook of me and Dax from that night as a joke and recently a few media outlets have contacted me about it” and later added, “I don’t want anything to do with Dax. I wish him well. I wish them to be happy. I hope that they’re happily married. I mean they have children. So my wish is that they’re happy and stable for the kids.”