True Story: I Love Kristen Bell

Kristin Bell and Dax Shepard Instagram

You could make a case that I’m a bit of a fair-weather friend when it comes to my imaginary celebrity BFFs.


Mindy Kaling.

I play the field a bit, it’s true.

But these days–and forever more–my truest of true celebrity girl-crush won’t-you-be-my-best-friend-pretty-please-with-a-cherry-on-top is Kristen Bell.

Don’t you just love her?

There’s the whole sloth-adoration thing, which is so amazing that I’m still showing it to people more than a year later.

Then there’s the fact that she is Veronica Mars. But it’s not only that she plays one of the coolest female characters on TV, like, ever. It’s that she loves Veronica as much as I do, and thus campaigned on Kickstarter to get a Veronica Mars movie made. (Coming to theaters in March. Check out the trailer.)

Also, while clearly gorgeous, she didn’t emerge from the first four weeks of motherhood looking as if she never carried a baby. To be clear, she looked hot and fit and quite well-rested for a new mom. But she also looked like maybe she wasn’t quite back to her pre-baby body because, well, she probably had a few more important things to tend to than her six-pack. As she told E! News: “I’m definitely trying to lose [the baby weight] β€” I want to be clear. But I’m not letting it keep me up at night and I am not letting it become the narrative of my life for the next year.”

And finally, there’s the above photo, of Kristen and hubby Dax Shepard in their Christmas jammies. I love love love them. I love Dax (Crosby!). I love that he got her a sloth for her birthday party. I love that they are in love. Last night when she posted that photo to Instagram I squealed like a schoolgirl and sort of petted my phone in a super stalkery way that made Matt tell me I’d gone to the crazy place.

Oh, and here’s what one friend got me for Christmas. Because she gets me.

Veronica Mars Harry Potter Mug

In this age of Jennifer Lawrence worship, can’t we all just have a Bell moment?

(My next book, Jennifer, Gwyneth and Me: The Pursuit of Happiness One Celebrity at a Time, deals a lot with our celebrity worship culture. Which I clearly buy into. Looking forward to talking shop with you all in these blog parts.)

Should we make a Veronica Mars for President thing happen? Are you all with me? Do you think she’ll read this and come calling? All valid questions, I think. Sound off below.


Filed under Famous Friendships, Jennifer Gwyneth and Me

10 responses to “True Story: I Love Kristen Bell

  1. Melissa

    I loved Kristen Bell’s post when I saw it in a magazine, and I totally agree with everything you said=) cant wait for the next book!!!

  2. Callie

    All I can really say is ditto, ditto, ditto. Kristin Bell is my hero! A few others reasons I love her- because she was the voice of Gossip Girl, and her role on Party Down and the fact that Party Down was basically all Veronica Mars actors. LOVE HER!

  3. great family photo her dogs are adorable

  4. Do you watch Heroes?
    Forgetting Sarah Marshall?

    She’s one of those actresses that can play the hero AND the villain.

    I like that.

  5. Loved the sloth video, but also the one when she surprised Dax at his father’s death bed so he could feel the kicking of the grandchild he would never see. She flew from location for one day and Dax sobbed and I became a Puffs puddle.
    They are the best couple and I never want to hear anything negative about them. EVER

  6. Never really followed her *ducks out of the way of flying objects*

    I like Dax, though, and I thought her sloth adoration on Ellen was adorable πŸ˜€

  7. I’ve watched and rewatched every time she’s been on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson….utterly adorable, quick witted, hilarious. A fitting individual for a celebrity imaginary BFF crush. πŸ˜‰

  8. Love love love the sloth video, thanks for the reminder to watch it again =)

  9. Debbi

    Welcome back, Rachel. I’m a big fan of Kristen Bell – love her in House of Lies. Hope motherhood is treating you with the respect it so deserves πŸ™‚

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