Kristen Bell Opens Up About Blacking Out During a Big Fight With Dax Shepard

Hey, marriage isn’t perfect and you’re gonna have fights! Just ask Kristen Bell.

Kristen got real about fights between her and husband Dax Shepard while appearing on the Life Is Short with Justin Long podcast.

The actress discussed how she and Dax fight just like every other couple — and how they made up during a recent argument.

“Something happened with Dax and I early on where we decided we were never going to not be asked about our relationship,” she said. “So if we were going to talk about it, let’s make sure we show the good, the bad and the ugly and how we handle it. Let’s not make it saccharin, and we really try hard to not make it saccharin, and we talk about the fact that we do fight, we do go to therapy, we dislike each other a lot sometimes.”

Then, the star told a story about an argument she had with Dax, saying, “We had this pretty incredible fight recently. Incredible. I mean like top of the lungs screaming.”

“It was about the things around the house that I felt I needed to help with. We have a relationship where you are supposed to be able to say I need your help with this,” she said. “For those of you listening, I’m telling this from my perspective. He’s not here, he can’t defend himself.”

Well… apparently, Kristen was leaving their home for work and had left a note for Dax to do a couple of chores that needed to be done.

“I left a note and I was like, ‘Hey dad! Would you mind taking the two towels in the dryer and folding them’ and then like one other thing. I thought, ‘That’s 10 minutes of work, I can say that.’ At that point, the house [work] was getting to be a lot for me. The keeping up with the mom stuff, the shoes being outgrown, all of that,” she explained.

“So,” she continued, “I left this note and I came home on Sunday, everything was fine. Monday night we’re laying in bed and… he goes, ‘When you leave me notes, yeah, I feel really controlled,’ and he launched into how he felt about it.”

Kristen then told him: “And I said, ‘OK, I totally hear you. It will never happen again. If I need something to be done around the house what is a way I can do it, that you’d be OK with hearing?’”

Apparently, that’s not what he wanted to hear.

“And somehow, then we both blacked out and got into a fight and I don’t actually remember what happened but what transpired was a lot of volume, a lot of harsh words being thrown around, and it was an angry, angry fight about how nobody does anything for anybody else,” she said. “I grabbed my pillow and stomped down the hall and I sleep in the front room and I’m crying. We don’t talk for three days.”

OMG! We’re happy things are better now, but good Lord… who says marriage is easy?

Thanks for being so honest, as always. We love you, Kristen.