She gave birth to her daughter Lincoln last summer, and now Kristen Bell reveals her emotional struggles during the pregnancy in the December 2013 issue of Flare.
While showing off her post-baby figure in designer duds from David Koma and Gucci for the Yu Tsai-shot spread, the “Veronica Mars” beauty dished about her lack of connection to the baby while pregnant and revealed her secrets to having a strong marriage.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Bell”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Flare!
On her love for Lincoln before her birth:
“I kept saying to [Dax] in all sincerity during my pregnancy, “I just don”t know how I”m going to like her as much as I like my dogs. I was being serious. Because I f***ing love my dogs; they are my children. I love people the more I know them, and I didn”t know her. It could”ve been a water bottle in my belly, that”s about how connected I felt to her during my pregnancy. Within about 24 hours after she came out, my hormones reset, and they reprogrammed and my feelings about her.”
On her and Dax”s rules of marriage:
“Check your ego at the door, and be aware of when the other person is spinning out. As artists, everything is vanity – and narcissism – driven: My career, the strategy behind it, the next level I want to hit, my photo shoot, how I was in my acting scene, my premiere. So we try to do a really good job of being human beings in the rest of our life.”
On meeting Dax:
“We would not have been friends in high school. He was a drug addict and he was wild, and I was very much a good girl who went to Catholic school. He is also five years older than I am, and he lived in Milford, which is a bit more drive-your-tractor-to-the-7-eleven-type Michigan, and I was closer to downtown Detroit. And then two weeks later, I went to a Kings versus Red Wings game – he was with someone I knew, and I was with my roommate – and we ran into each other. It was on from that point.”