In fact, the couple have had their fair share of ups and downs and Dax was in an open relationship prior to meeting Kristen dax shepard’s wife.
“There was a ton of jealousy, for pretty good reasons,” he revealed on The Drew Barrymore Show when discussing the early years of his romance with Kristen.
“I had been in an open relationship for nine years, I was blacked out a big chunk of my life. You know, there were a lot of things for her [Kristen] to be concerned about.”
Dax – who has also been open about his battles with addiction – and Kristen had both come out of relationships and initially, the Frozen actress said there were “no sparks whatsoever” when they were introduced in 2007.
Dax said he was in a nine-year open relationship before he met Kristen
Once they spent more time together, however, that soon changed. Their romance blossomed but not without issues.
“The first year, you are working out your kinks. I loved it dax shepard’s wife,” Kristen said on the talk show, Harry, in 2017.
“We’d get in a fight — because we would fight, a lot — and I’d, like, yell something then slam the bedroom door, then I’d slam the front door,then I’d get in my car and then I’d skid out the driveway, and then I would sit around the corner in my car.
Kristen said Dax is the best husband and greatest dad to their two children
“And it felt so good, and I realized how incredibly toxic it was only after he pointed it out.”
This was especially useful during the COVID-19 pandemic when they spent more time together than ever.
“The reality is, if you’re living with one human being — I don’t care if it’s your partner, or your husband, or your wife, whoever it is, your roommate — you need to brush up on your toolbox,” Kristen said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “Because you will find that person annoying. Relationships take work.”
The couple say therapy has improved their marriage
While it’s been difficult to navigate their careers, their family life and Dax’s relapse in 2020 after 16 years of sobriety, Kristen says they’re stronger than ever.
“He’s addicted to evolving and he was like, ‘I don’t want to risk this family and I did, so let’s put new things in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again,’ and we’re going back to therapy.”