Dax Shepard is celebrating his 14th year of sobriety — which is an ENORMOUS feat, by the way — and his biggest fan slash wife of five years, Kristen Bell, couldn't be prouder.
In a long, moving Instagram post, Bell shared her admiration for her hubby and his dedication to staying sober. She also highlighted his devotion to their family and praised him for being the Best Husband Ever.
Prep your tear ducts, because you might be sobbing for hours.
"To the man mocked me when in our wedding photos because I cried too many tears of joy, " Bell wrote. "Who wore a baby Bjorn for 2 straight years to show his girls how to be as adventurous as possible, who held our dear little shakey mann pup for 8 hrs straight on the day we had to put him down, I know how much you loved using. I know how much it got in your way. And I know, because I saw, how hard you worked to live without it."
She described how Shepard works hard to stay sober through "fierce moral inventory you perform on yourself, like an emotional surgery, every single night." It's a process that involves parsing through your life and taking note of the factors that may be harmful and impede recovery.
"You never fail to make amends, or say sorry when its needed," Bell continued. "You are always available to guide me, and all of our friends, with open ears and tough love when its needed most. "
She described Shepard as "the fertilizer in the garden of our life, encouraging everyone to grow," and said she's happy he decided to open up about his story and inspire others on their paths to self-improvement. "I’m so proud that you have never been ashamed of your story," she shared, "but instead shared it widely, with the hope it might inspire someone else to become the best version of themselves. You have certainly inspired me to do so. "
"I love you more than I ever thought I could love anyone, and I want you to know, I see you. I see how hard you work. You set an excellent example of being human. Happy 14th year sobriety birthday, @daxshepard," she concluded.
In a separate post, Shepard thanked his wife for giving him a present he'll never forget: a tour of the King's Hawaiian factory.
"Best sober birthday present ever," he wrote. "@kristenanniebell got me a tour of the @kingshawaiian factory and I ate 8 STRAIGHT oughta the oven. 2 more upstairs, and 3 at home. 13 all-in for one day is an accomplishment I will not soon forget."
It's refreshing to see a celeb couple thriving in Hollywood, where relationships seem to have a slim expiry date.
Kristen and Dax, we're always going to root for you.