Gossip Girl star Kristen Bell is pregnant and expecting her first child with fiance Dax Shepard in the spring. Kristen Bell may be engaged and pregnant, but she won’t be taking the next step and getting married until same-sex marriage is legal in California.
“We’re not punishing America by not getting married,” Parenthood star Dax Shepard, 37, told CNN in August. “We’re not going to have a party and invite our friends, half of whom can’t [get married]. We’re not going to ask them to come celebrate a right they don’t have. That’s just tacky.”
“Can you think about how rude that would feel,” Kristen, 32, added. “I don’t believe in standing in the way of love, and I want to stand up for that right. And that’s what it is. If someone wants to commit their life to another person, why would I not bolster that argument?”
Despite the proclamation they would not be headed to the altar until their gay friends can, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard had no such hesitation about becoming parents. “We’ll have them out-of-wedlock,” Dax Shepard told Larry King this past summer. “We’re not worried about that.”
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard started dating in 2007 and were engaged in 2009. This will be the first child for both.
“They’re so excited — they’re both ecstatic. They can’t wait to become parents,” a source allegedly close to the couple told People. “Kristen had a little bit of morning sickness early on but she just started shooting the second season of House of Lies and is feeling great now.”