Dax Shepard’s wife, Kimberly Lampkin, has spoken out about the actor’s drug problems, revealing that she is “fighting a losing battle.” Lampkin opened up to PEOPLE magazine in an exclusive interview, saying that she and Shepard have been married for six years and have two children together.
While the couple has faced their fair share of challenges – including being apart for large stretches of time while Shepard completed rehab stints – Lampkin says she is still hopeful for their future.
“I can’t win,” she said. “He’s an addict and I’m an addict’s wife.”
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s Marriage
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell’s marriage is reportedly on the rocks. The couple announced their separation in a joint statement on Instagram on March 19th. Bell said that she was “heartbroken” over the decision and that it was “the hardest thing I’ve ever done.” Shepard reportedly filed for divorce on March 20th.
According to PEOPLE, the two were married for seven years and have two children together. Shepard has previously spoken about their relationship, describing it as “fantastic.” However, the separation comes at a difficult time for both of them. The 41-year-old actor recently starred in a critically acclaimed HBO series called “Ozark” and Bell is pregnant with their third child.
Shepard has been vocal about his struggles with addiction in the past and his ex-wife Sara Gilbert spoke out about her own struggles with addiction and mental health issues in an interview with Vogue earlier this year. Gilbert said that she was grateful for what she had with Shepard during their time together, but that they didn’t always have easy conversations about his addictions. In a joint statement issued by both of their reps,
Kristen Bell’s Comments on Dax Shepard’s Arrest
Kristen Bell was one of the first celebrities to react to the news of Dax Shepard’s arrest. The “Veronica Mars” actress took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the matter.
According to Bell, she is “heartbroken” for Shepard and his family. She also said that she believes that “everyone makes mistakes,” and that everyone deserves a second chance.
Bell also shared a quote from Maya Angelou that says, “When you know better, you do better.”
Bell’s comments come just weeks after Shepard was caught driving under the influence in Los Angeles. He has since been released on bail and is set to appear in court later this month.
Dax Shepard’s Response to His Wife’s Comments
Dax Shepard’s wife, Kristen Bell, made headlines on Feb. 8 after she took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the actor’s new role in a Hulu comedy series. In response to Bell’s tweets, Shepard wrote that he “can’t win.”
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Bell’s tweets referenced an interview in which Shepard said that he was “terrified” of his new role in the series. In the interview, Shepard explained that he had been through therapy for his addiction issues and that his anxiety had made it difficult for him to perform in front of a live audience.
Shepard has since responded to his wife’s comments on Twitter, writing: “I love her & I know she means well but… sometimes I can’t win. Thank you for understanding. (sic).”
In light of Bell’s tweets, many people have asked Shepard how he and his wife are doing since their separation in November 2018. In a Feb. 14 interview with ET Canada
In a recent interview with The Telegraph, Dax Shepard’s wife Kristen Bell said that she is “100 percent” in monogamous relationships and doesn’t believe in cheating. Bell also spoke about her experience as the victim of sexual assault, which she wrote about in her memoir The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou. Shepard was arrested for domestic violence against his then-girlfriend Amber Heard last year and has since been released from custody.