Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Release Photos of $142 Wedding

Love just isn’t about luxury. Kristen Bell doesn’t think it’s about celebrity either.

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Dax and Kristen at the Courthouse [image source: TIME], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Dax and Kristen at the Courthouse [image source: TIME]

$142.00. That isn’t a typo. Kristen Bell, sloth enthusiast and Bad Moms star, married Dax Shepard in 2013 for a grand total of $142.

That number even includes the cost of gas to get to the courthouse.

The couple had put off their wedding way back in 2010 in solidarity with marriage equality for all couples. They tied the knot in a courthouse in a private ceremony in 2013 after marriage equality became legal federally in the US.

In short, they’re perfect.

So why the recent hype?

Because Kristen has finally released the photos. And frankly, sans white dress, sans a billion A-Listers, sans crystal, sans private island, the wedding looks pretty bada**.

Dax and Kristen at the Courthouse [image source: TIME], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Dax and Kristen at the Courthouse [image source: TIME]
When celebrities get married, the first thing that us peasants do is hit the little heart on Instagram, comment on the likelihood of how long it will last, and shake our heads, bemoaning our own lack of millions to spend on matching napkin holders and chair covers.

Dax and Kristen Signing the Marriage License [image source: TIME], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Dax and Kristen Signing the Marriage License [image source: TIME]
But look at that smile as they sign their marriage license. See? Celebrities are normal. Sort of.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell [image source: TIME], crowd ink, crowdink, crowdink.com, crowdink.com.au
Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell [image source: TIME]
Now parents to two children, Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 18 months, Kristen has also recently commented on Dax’s role as a father, especially in light of his struggles with drug addiction.

“He’s a wonderful father. He knows the value of things. He was an addict for many, many years and he pulled himself out of it. He’s been sober for 11, 12 years now… and he knows how many times he’s messed up and how many times he’s been really close to losing everything.”

Well if that doesn’t just warm our cold, cynical, peasant hearts. Best of luck on your continued happiness and apparent normalcy in the face of celebrity, ya’ll. Keep the photos coming.


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Sam Ferrante is a poet, editor, facilitator, and writer born on Long Island, college-fed in Western New York and Paris, and then poetically raised in Buffalo, NY; Ireland; and Australia. A former member of the Pure Ink Poetry team in Buffalo and a regular competitor in Dublin's Slam Sunday, Sam was a Co-Creative Producer at Melbourne-based Slamalamadingdong in addition to serving on the Melbourne Spoken Word Committee. Sam has been published in Ghost City Press, Blowing Raspberries, and The Dirty Thirty Anthology and has been featured at The Owl & Cat Session, La Mama Poetica, Girls on Key, and White Night 2016 among others. Her debut book of poetry, Pick Me Up, got rave reviews from her Mom. She is currently the Editor of CrowdInk.