“I Just Don’t Want To Be In Trouble”—Dax Shepard Broke His Hand And Didn’t Want To Tell Kristen Bell

During quarantine, we’re all doing the best we can. That’s my mantra. Some days we make good choices. Others, not so much. The Good Place actress Kristen Bell went on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Tuesday and talked about a bad choice her husband Dax Shepard recently made that resulted in in breaking all the bones in his hand.

“He went on an ‘essential’ off-roading trip right when quarantine began,” Bell began. “It was by himself. He was off-roading in the mountains and he had a buddy with him, but they were in separate off-roading vehicles.”

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Then Shepard apparently made a mistake that caused his vehicle to flip, which crushed his hand.

“He didn’t call me. He drove home…and the first thing he said when he walked in the door is, ‘I just don’t want to be in trouble.’ Which is crazy because he’s never in trouble with me. I mean, I’ll let you know if I’m disappointed in your actions but I’m an adult, and he’s an adult. I said, ‘You’re not in trouble, but it’s not the smartest move you could have made.'”

Since the injury, Shepard has to wear a cast and he can only do one-handed tasks—which probably doesn’t make it easy to divide up work at home. However, it looks like Bell has homeschooling under control—mostly. She explained that she basically gave up on teaching her youngest daughter, five-year-old Delta.  

“I attempted to give her some math problems in the beginning of this quarantine and I handed them to her and she answered the first and second one and then she got real sassy and in the answer grid for the rest of the questions, she just wrote, ‘No, no, no,'” Kristen Bell said.  

While Kristen Bell and Shepard were having a hard time adjusting to quarantine life, she recently told ET’s Kevin Frazier that they are at least able to laugh at the situation more now.

“We’re doing much better now because we’re laughing about it. But when we were not laughing about it for the first couple of days, that’s the hard spot.”