Kristen Bell recently posted a sweet Instagram photo of her husband Dax Shepard and their two daughters, Lincoln, 8, and Delta, 6.
“Family day,” The Good Place star captioned the photo of her family at the pool on August 14. In the snaps shared by Bell she is seen wearing a black and white striped two-piece shirt and shorts with a black bikini top, while the kids are dressed in their nicest summer attire. Shepard is seen shirtless in swim trunks. Kristen Bell covered up her daughters’ faces with smiling sunglasses-wearing emojis.
One person commented on one of the daughters’ poses in the snap, saying, “It’s the sassy crossed arms for me.” While another fan joked, “Your kids look so much like you here,” referring to the emojis shielding their children’s faces.
“I have so much respect for stars who consider the well-being of their children and make it a point to respect their boundaries even when they can’t express at such a small age,” another commenter said of the couple, who have previously stated that they will not share photos of their children’s faces.
When Bell and Shepard do share images of their girls, they make sure to hide their faces. The actress was a supporter of the “No Kids Policy” movement, which aims to keep celebrity kids safe from the paparazzi.
In an interview with Romper, Kristen Bell explained why she won’t show her daughters’ faces. “My feeling is that I chose a career in the public eye. I chose to be quoted, I chose to have my picture taken. I don’t know if they will want that. So I really don’t have the right to choose for them,” she said.
The mother of two’s family photo comes only two weeks after she and Shepard became the subject of a heated debate after a joke about how often they bathe their children went viral.
In late July, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went viral after declaring on Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, “If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.” They talked about how often one should bathe one’s children.
During an appearance on The View the next week, the hosts of Family Game Fight added to the conversation.
“We bathed our children every single night prior to bed as their routine, then somehow they just started going to sleep on their own without their routine and we had to start saying [to each other] like, ‘Hey, when was the last time you bathed them?'” Shepard stated as Bell concurred, “Yeah, we’d forget,” adding that they would occasionally pick up an odour.
As the co-hosts laughed, Bell went on, “I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink. Once you catch a whiff, that’s biology’s way of letting you know you need to clean it up. There’s a red flag. Honestly, it’s just bacteria; once you get bacteria you gotta be like, ‘Get in the tub or the shower.’ So I don’t hate what [Kunis and Kutcher] are doing. I wait for the stink.”