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Kristen Bell Says Daughter Sharing Name With Covid Variant Is A 'Bummer'

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Kristen Bell Says Daughter Sharing Name With Covid Variant Is A 'Bummer'

Actor Kristen Bell has revealed that it's a 'big bummer' that her daughter shares a name with the Covid variant.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Speaking about the unfortunate circumstance on her podcast We Are Supported By... the 41-year-old was asked by co-host Monica Padman: "Can I ask you a real talk question - how do you feel about Delta's name being Delta right now?"

In response, she said: "It's a big, big bummer. But I'm really hoping that the Delta variant won't be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona."

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She then went on to add: "She's six so she's impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything.

"She's like 'Oh my gosh, my name!' So every time she hears anyone talk about the variant, she's like 'My name!' So she's still excited about it."

Well that makes one person...

Kristen Bell at the Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell Star Ceremony. Credit: PA
Kristen Bell at the Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell Star Ceremony. Credit: PA
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Kristen, who also has a son called Lincoln who she shares with husband Dax Shepard, has previously spoken about being a mother during the pandemic.

Talking about the struggles many people have been experiencing, she said: "Balancing work and parenting and online learning during the pandemic, and especially supporting mental health, it was really hard."

She continued to reveal: "Therapy's been big for us during the pandemic. We both rely on it, my husband and I, for personal growth and ultimately to bring what we learn individually into the relationship."

Like many people, Kristen has had to explain what the pandemic means to her kids. She said: "We're always honest with our kids, and sometimes it's been really hard.

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"We explained that COVID was and why it exists and we told them everything really early on and we just reminded them that we're luckier than most people and we have to do what we can to help others during this time."

The Delta variant is the reason that the UK's 'Freedom Day' was pushed back by four weeks as a steep increase in infections accounted for 90 percent of infections.

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Topics: covid, Entertainment, Celebrity, Coronavirus

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