Turns out, Kristen Bell’s daughters enjoy drinking non-alcoholic beer! The Good Place actress recently sat down for an episode of the Say Yes! with Carla Hall podcast. Where she revealed that her daughters, 5 and a half year old Delta and 7 year old elder sister, Lincoln, have developed a strange liking for the unusual beverage. As it turns out, it all stems from supporting their father maintaining his 16-year sobriety and good health.
“You’re welcome to tell me I’m a terrible parent. I don’t care”
Explaining the context, Bell says, “I’m going to get a lot of flack for this. And let me start by saying I don’t care,” the 40 year old actress bluntly admits. “You’re allowed to give me any advice you guys want, any of these listeners. You’re welcome to tell me I’m a terrible parent. I don’t care. I’m a great parent, I think. I’m learning every day.”
She continues, “My husband brought home a six-pack of O’Doul’s last night. And my daughters often ask for O’Doul’s,” the mother of two admits, while also stressing that the drink is “nonalcoholic.” According to the Popular non-alcoholic drink’s website, O’Doul contains “less than 0.5 percent alcohol by volume.”
Bell goes on to reveal that the couple’s little girls enjoy the drink when they are at home, and even out at restaurants.
“It’s a sentimental thing for my girls, right? It makes them feel close to their dad”
Further explaining why and how her kids grew to build a liking for the beverage, Kristen says, “The reason for this is because when we first had our child, my husband would put her in the BABYBJÖRN and we’d walk around the neighborhood. He’d pop a nonalcoholic beer in his hand and the baby would paw at it and put the rim in her mouth,” she explained. “It’s a sentimental thing for my girls, right? It makes them feel close to their dad,” revealed Bell.
The Frozen star went on to add that just the previous night, the girls enjoyed O’Doul’s with their father, while the family was eating dinner together. “We’re like, ‘I mean, there’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just essentially a bubbly juice.’ Right? There’s nothing in it,” Bell says.
The actress also emphasized that both her and Shepard make sure to “talk to them very much about [Dax’s] sobriety, the importance of it and why Daddy can’t drink.”
“What must these other parents and teachers think of me?”
The girls seemed to have developed quite a liking for the beverage, so much so, that they have included having the beers during their daily activities. Like during their Zoom school sessions!
“They have 15-minute breaks where they’re allowed to jump around and grab a snack and wiggle it out.” The actress then talks about the moment when she walked in at 9:30 am to check on them this one time, and “both of them are drinking an O’Doul’s on their Zooms,” she recalls. “They’re both just sipping their Doulies. At which point the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt actress thought, “What must these other parents and teachers think of me?”
However, when the Bell finds herself in such a situation, she just reminds herself, “You don’t care, Kristen. They can pretend like you’re doing something wrong. I would argue that I’m not, because it’s nonalcoholic,” Bell adds. “If anything, it opens up the discussion for why Daddy has to drink nonalcoholic beer. Because some people lose their privileges with drinking. Drinking’s not always safe,” concludes the actress.
Shepard’s Motorcycle Accident
Last Month, Dax Shepard underwent surgery after breaking multiple bones in a motorcycle accident. As a result, Bell and their daughters have been sleeping apart from him, in the family’s guest bedroom.
A while ago, on August 21, Bell shared an Instagram Update, talking about their little arrangement and her husband’s health, “Dad is safe and sound and recovering at home in his @lazboy (which he convinced me belongs back in the center of the room),” she captioned the selfie. “Thank you for all the week’s wishes and to the wonderful doctors and nurses who helped our family!”
Kristen spoke to Carla Hall, about what it was like after the accident. “The first night, I was a little nervous to roll onto his shoulder. Also, with anxiety, coronavirus, school starting, Lincoln and Delta are just always begging for someone to sleep with them.”
“So, it’s been for a couple weeks now that it’s been the three of us in this front room, and Daddy’s just sort of had his kingdom in the other bedroom, which I support,” she adds. “I think when you just got surgery, you’re allowed to sleep in and go to bed later and have your own suite.”