Kristen Bell speaks out about husband Dax Shepard’s recent relapse

The actor recently relapsed after 16 years of sobriety

Kristen Bell has spoken out about her husband Dax Shepard’s recent relapse.

Last month, the actor told fans he had relapsed after 16 years of sobriety.

During a candid episode of his Armchair Expert podcast, the 45-year-old told listeners he had been battling an addiction to the opioid painkiller Vicodin, after he got into a motorcycle accident in August.

In a sneak peek of her upcoming interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Kristen confirmed Dax is “doing really great” after opening up about his relapse.

She said: “He is actually doing really great. … Everybody is up against their own demons. Sometimes it’s anxiety and depression. Sometimes it’s substance abuse.”

“The thing I love most about Dax is … that he was able to tell me and tell us and say, ‘We need a different plan.’ We have a plan: if he has to take medication for any reason, I have to administer it. But he was like, ‘We need a stronger plan.'”

Kristen continued: “He’s addicted to evolving. He was like, ‘I don’t want to risk this family and I did, so let’s put new things in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.'”

The actress also revealed that they’re “going back to therapy”, before adding: “I will continue to stand by him because he’s very, very worth it.”