If Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard split up next, we might not be able to handle it. But Bell considered the idea when talking to E! News about the recent breakup of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. She doesn’t think fans should be heartbroken. Instead, she said if she and Dax ever split up, she’s going to try to focus on the good times and look back with fondness.
Also, Bell thinks distance, more than Pratt’s rising fame, might’ve been a key issue, since actors do travel a lot to film in different places.
Here’s what Kristen Bell told E!, while at the launch of Naked Juice’s #DrinkGoodDoGood campaign:
“It’s interesting, ’cause this is a complex question. I don’t necessarily know that it’s ‘Hollywood’ that gets in the way. The reality is when you’re working in this industry you’re sometimes shooting a movie in China for four months. You’re away from your family for four months. I think it’s more the separation than anything that can weigh on people. The truth is it’s really hard. I love my husband, I love my marriage. But it is very hard, and we work at it. We go to couples therapy, we make sure that we’re talking with respect to each other, and when we sit down to have a disagreement it’s a disagreement not an argument. It’s a lot of work.
But if — knock on wood — if we ever were to separate, I do hope that — I think there’s a little bit of lack of acknowledgment about really loving something that was. If there are two people that decide not to be together, it shouldn’t really be a heartbreak for everyone. You should say, ‘Oh, they tried. But that doesn’t discount the lovely years that they had together.’ If I ever get divorced, I’m still going to be like, ‘Wow, I loved being married to that man.’ It’s a little more nuanced I think than people want to acknowledge. But I think it’s the truth.”
She has a good, thoughtful perspective. But please don’t separate! Even if it shouldn’t be heartbreaking, it’s still disappointing for fans when beloved couples split. It chips the armor of “relationship goals” and leaves many believing that love is … on life support, if not completely dead.
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