Kristen Bell, famous for her role on the cult-hit Veronica Mars and also for voicing Anna in Disney’s Frozen, has confirmed that she and husband Dax Shepard, known best for his role in the television series Parenthood, are expecting their second child.
“I can confirm that Kristen and Dax are expecting their second child and a sibling for Lincoln. The whole family is beyond excited,” stated a spokesperson for the couple.
Bell and Shepard started dating in 2007 and were engaged for four years until their marriage in 2013, a marriage the couple decided to postpone until same-sex marriage was legalized in California.
The couple wasted no time in deciding to have children, with their first daughter, Lincoln, being born in March of 2013. Since the birth of Lincoln, the couple had become adamant about the role paparazzi should play in the lives of celebrity children.
Because the couple wanted Lincoln to be spared the issues others, such as Suri Cruise, have faced, they started the “No Kids Policy” campaign, a campaign targeted at making it illegal for paparazzi to simply snap photos of a child simply because they are the son or daughter of a celebrity.
— Kristen Bell (@IMKristenBell) February 1, 2014
Since Bell and Shepard announced their campaign to ban paparazzi from photographing children, many people and organizations have joined the cause, including actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt:
— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) May 13, 2014
The campaign received so much attention that in January of this year, a law signed by California governor Jerry Brown made it a misdemeanor to photograph a child in a harassing manner if the reason for the photo is due to a celebrity parent.
Despite the fact that Bell and Shepard will now have two young children to care for, Bell still insists that she does not want help from a nanny: “I want to be very hands on. I want to cook for my family and feel present for them. I’m always missing her [Lincoln] when I’m not there.”
With few projects currently in the works, Bell should have plenty of time to spend with both children in the near future.
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