Last week, fans were left baffled after Dax Shepard made a random revelation about Kristen Bell’s past “jealousy” toward Anna Kendrick.
Sitting down with Anna herself for an episode of his Armchair Expertpodcast, Dax announced that Kristen — to whom he’s been married since 2013 — used to feel slightly envious of the Pitch Perfect star.
Firstly making it clear that Kristen gave him permission to tell the story, Dax divulged that Anna was the only person he’d ever witnessed his wife feel jealous of.
“I’ve known Kristen for 15 years, she has only had jealousy over a single human, and it’s been you,” he said. “I never saw it. It blew my mind.”
Going on to share exactly why Kristen felt jealous of Anna, Dax said, “Kristen was like, ‘Who is this other short person? Oh, so she can sing like that too? I’m already here. We got another one.’”
“I never felt like she liked me,” Anna said of Kristen. “But I do think a massive percentage of that is just genuinely when it comes to really sweet angelic blonde girls.”
“I just assumed they think I am weird, they think I’m this weird little troll. And I don’t think of Kristen as short, I think of her as just an angel, and she’s so sweet,” she continued.
Anna ultimately dismissed these feelings as her own “projections,” explaining that she finds herself scared of “women who look a certain way.”
“Maybe there was just some energetic thing there. In all likelihood there wasn’t and it was just my typical thing of certain women who look a certain way scare me and I just assume that they won’t like me,” she said.
What’s more, Dax also clarified that Kristen “never disliked” Anna, explaining that she had “nothing but wonderful feelings” for the Twilight star.
“In the 15 years I’ve known Kristen, she’s had nothing but benevolence for everyone,” he said.
“She monitored you, recognized how brilliant you were, lost some roles to you, and slowly processed the whole thing, and has nothing but wonderful feelings for you,” he added. “But you’re the only person who ever made her jealous that I witnessed.”
Reacting to a viral clip of the conversation on Twitter, several fans were left bewildered at Dax’s revelation.
Several users called Dax “messy” and “odd” for sharing the personal information publicly — even with Kristen’s permission.
“why would he tell this story, even with her consent to,” one user wrote.
“why not use the word ‘admire’ or something he’s so odd for that,” another said.
On the other hand, some users felt that there was nothing wrong with Dax sharing the story given that Kristen was totally fine with it.