Kristen Bell: “I Am Not A Woman Whose Self-Worth Comes From Her Dress Size”

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(Redbook)

By Daniel Gates

Kristen Bell Redbook

(Redbook)

Kristen Bell opens up in the September issue of Redbook, about motherhood, her pregnancy body, and special connection to fiance Dax Shepard. The actress, who gave birth to daughter Lincoln Bell Shepard in March, admits that accepting pregnancy’s body changes wasn’t an immediate accomplishment.

“I’m like any other woman,” shares Bell, adding, “All this evolved b.s. that I’m telling you is my mantra: It’s not something I practice naturally. I had to surrender to not worrying about the way I looked, how much I weighed, because that’s just part of the journey of having a baby.” Ultimately, Bell insists, “I am not a woman whose self-worth comes from her dress size.” Of course, her body wasn’t the only thing that changed with her daughter’s arrival. While “Lincoln will always be number one,” Bell notes, “I still want a career…I think if you can cut that cord of obsessiveness, then you can work and be a good mother and wife.”

The “Veronica Mars” star also tells Redbook about her connection with fiance Shepard, recalling how she once had a “feeling came over that Dax needed me.” Bell says she “got on a plane, without telling him and walked into the hospital room” in Detroit, where Shepard had been spending time with his sick father. “And sure enough, it had been a bad day and Dax and his dad had gotten some rough news. Two days later, his dad passed away.” Bell says, “I was meant to be there.” What do you think of Bell’s comments?

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