Most of us remember our first sip of beer, but we probably didn’t have it in front of our parents – unlike Kristen Bell’s kids.
The Frozen actor has revealed that her eight and six-year-old daughters drink non-alcoholic beer at home, with her eldest even requesting the tipple at a restaurant.
Understandably, this left the A-Lister a little red-faced after the incident.
Appearing on the Kelly Clarkson Show, the 43-year-old spoke about the embarrassing moment – joking that it ‘sounds insane’ if you weren’t aware of the context.
The family have kept non-alcoholic beer at home as Bell’s husband, Dax Shepard, is a recovering alcoholic and has been on his sobriety journey for years.
She then went on to explain that her eldest, Lincoln, was eager to try the no-alcohol tipple after seeing her dad enjoying one.
However, it happened a lot sooner than the proud parents expected - with their daughter getting her first taste as an infant.
Bell confessed to viewers: He’s [Dax] a recovering addict, but he likes non-alcoholic beer, so he’d pop one open, he’d have [Lincoln] on his chest, and we’d walk and look at the sunset.”
“As a baby, she was pawing at it, and sometimes she’d suck the rim of it. So, I think it feels to her like something special, something daddy, something family.”
In fact, non-alcoholic beer has become so normalised in Bell’s home that her daughter has even tried to order it at restaurants.
Understandably, the serving staff were a little taken aback – not knowing the context.
“We’ve been at restaurants where she’s said, ‘Do you have any non-alcoholic beer?’ and I’m like, ‘Maybe we just keep that for home time',” joked Bell, adding: “But then I’m also sort of like, ‘You can judge me if you want, I’m not doing anything wrong. Like, that’s your problem.’”
Whilst the incident may have raised a few waiters’ eyebrows, the family have continued to be supportive of Shepard throughout his sobriety journey – with Bell even acting as his sponsor.
Back in 2020, the actor and podcaster revealed that he’d relapsed after 16 years of sobriety – telling listeners about how he’d struggled with Vicodin.
In a brave admission on his Armchair Expert podcast, he told listeners: “[I finally have]… the humility to say I will not be any different, I won't be special, I won't be smarter, I will be exactly like everyone else."
Since then, the actor has worked to get clean again and even told Today that the support he received from listeners helped 'save' his life.
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