Kristen Bell knows that her husband Dax Shepard’s journey through sobriety hasn’t been easy, but she couldn’t have been more proud to celebrate his 14th year of sobriety over the weekend.
The 38-year-old actress took to Instagram to gush over her husband with whom she shares daughters Lincoln and Delta.
“To the man mocked me in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy,
Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible,” she began the message.
“Who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down,
I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it.”
She continued, “I will forever be in awe of your dedication, and the level of fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night. You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed. You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most.”
“You have become the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow.
I’m so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story, but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so.”
She concluded, “I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human.
Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard. Xoxo.”
Bell and Shepard began dating in 2007, and became engaged in 2010. The pair wed on June 26, 2013.