Kids, if you’re a fan of Veronica Mars, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, or Disney’s Frozen, you might want to sit down. We have something to tell you.
Kristen Bell, the forking awesome star of The Good Place, smokes weed in front of her husband, fellow actor Dax Shepard, who just happens to be in recovery for the past 14 years.
We’ll pause a moment while you collectively gasp.
If you haven’t gasped yet, the group at CBS’s The Talk added fuel to the fire:
— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) September 19, 2018
There were various reactions you can see from the thread, both supporting the actress and damning her for all eternity. Shepard himself, however, had the most YEW-worthy reaction a husband could have:
That would be like a diabetic expecting their partner to never eat dessert. Get real! https://t.co/2X6WzhH2cT
— dax shepard (@daxshepard) September 19, 2018
When Mommy and Daddy need a drink
Cannabis consumption, particularly among parents, has become more common recently. Many of these parents compare it to having a beer or cocktail at the end of a hard day. Bell herself went on the defensive, saying she only does it once a week, if that, and never in front of the kids. Would there be this much criticism, however, if she were enjoying a glass of chardonnay by the pool? Many cannabis consumers would like to see this double-standard go away and are trying to end the stigma that cannabis is taboo. They feel that if it’s OK for kids to see their parents drunk off their asses, why shouldn’t getting high be OK, too?
Cannabis and Addiction
As for addiction, there are currently studies to see if cannabis can be used to treat opioid addiction. Recovering addicts are given the tools they need to maintain their sobriety. They have a support system in place to help them if they begin to stumble in their sobriety. In Shepard’s case, Bell is extremely supportive and recently shared a beautiful post celebrating his 14th year in recovery:
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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, 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. 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. 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
Dax Shepard, we salute yew!