Kristen Bell on why she’s so honest on her social media: ‘I want to show that everyone is human’

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The ‘Frozen II’ star – who has daughters Lincoln, eight, and Delta, six, with her husband Dax Shepard – has vowed to be open and honest with her family life on social media because she wants people to understand that nobody is perfect, especially as so many people try to share a “curated” version of their life online.

“It’s important for [Dax and me] to show that everyone is human. Seeing people’s curated lives on social media can lead to a lot of shame, and shame is an incredibly dangerous feeling. So we like to talk about our struggles and be honest about our lives in hopes of combating that impossible ideal of perfection,” she said.

Kristen and Dax have been praised for their relatable outlook on life in the past, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated lockdowns.

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And the 41-year-old actress said she’s now closer than ever to her family, especially her two daughters.

She told WSJ. Magazine, “Oh, Lord. I’ve certainly gotten to know them more than I ever thought I would, mainly because I’m the receptacle for every opinion or piece of verbal diarrhoea that comes into their brain[s]. It really forced us in the corner that parenting books teach about how only boring people get bored. When your child is bored, it’s actually a sign that their brain is about to make new neural pathways because they can become creative if they can lift themselves out of boredom.”

Meanwhile, Kristen previously said it was tough to parent her kids during the pandemic. “Balancing work and parenting and online learning during the pandemic, and especially supporting mental health, it was really hard.”

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