It’s a Girl for Kristen Bell + Dax Shepard!
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s new baby girl, Lincoln Bell Shepard, has arrived! Congratulations to the happy family!
Ladies and gentlemen, get ready for the world’s most hilarious child, because Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s baby has arrived!
Kristen and Dax welcomed their bouncing baby daughter yesterday, and the new parents couldn’t be happier about it—or funnier. They took to Twitter yesterday to share the good news with their fans, complete with jokes and quips:
And yes, you read that right—they named their baby Lincoln Bell Shepard. It’s an unusual name not often used for a girl; as far as unusual baby names go, though, Kristen and Dax could have named their kid something a lot weirder. I actually kind of like it. I wonder if they’ll call her Link for short and raise her on Nintendo and The Legend of Zelda?
Kristen and Dax have been dating since 2007; they announced their engagement in January 2010. The reason for the long engagement? Marriage equality. Kristen told The Advocate last February, “The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my best friends…. Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.” She also told Us Weekly later in the year that when Dax actually gave the ring to her, “that meant more to me than proclaiming it in front of a group of people. That doesn’t feel very significant to me. The moment that we shared when he proposed felt like the agreement.”
Congratulations to the happy new family. We can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store for us! Besides the Veronica Mars movie, of course—although admittedly, we’re pretty darn excited about that too.
Happy Friday, Bettys!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.