After months of promising us that they would get married in a low-key courthouse wedding, Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard actually did it yesterday! And before you start writing nasty letters to the USPS for losing your invite, know that no one made the cut. Not even baby Lincoln. According to TMZ, our country’s premiere source for surprise weddings and exciting arrest news, the two simply went to the courthouse to get their marriage license. But when someone at the courthouse offered to marry them right then and there, they went for it. Considering that they stated over and over that they didn’t want to make a big deal of their vows, this seemed just about perfect for them. Also, perfect for me. Not that they ran it by me, but figured I would just throw it out there.
While there are many Hollywood couples that I would like to casually date, Dax and Kristen are pretty close to the top of my list. Not only are they consistently entertaining in interviews and on Twitter, but they actually seem aware of their celebrity and aware of what it means. For a long time, the couple’s made it clear that they don’t see the point of a big wedding because they already have so much attention on them at all times. And that they don’t plan on turning their baby daughter into a public figure until she’s old enough to consent to it. The fact that they’ve followed through on the whole non-wedding-wedding thing makes me feel confident that they’ll also keep Lincoln out of the spotlight whenever possible.
So congrats to Dax and Kristen, may you keep me in mind for your first anniversary party!