Our mitten crush this week goes out to the Michigan-made couple, Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell. You may have heard of her from Forgetting Sarah Marshall or Disney’s Frozen, or of him from the hit TV show Parenthood. Or maybe from their new adorable Samsung Galaxy Tablet commercial? Regardless… they’re mittencrush worthy.
Kristen was born and raised in Huntington Woods, Michigan, and she attended Shrine Catholic High School in Royal Oak. While a student, she starred in several high school musicals and was voted “the best looking girl” in her senior class. She later attended NYU and snagged her first leading role as Veronica Mars.
Dax had a little bit more fun growing up over in Walled Lake, Michigan. His mom worked for General Motors and his dad was a car salesman. He attended Walled Lake Central High School and was considered the class clown. After high school he moved to Santa Barbara to pursue comedy and ended up in a group called The Groundlings alongside Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer. Later, he got his big break in Punk’d with Ashton Kutcher and his career took off from there.
Dax and Kristen met at a mutual friend’s birthday party out in California, never having known one another while previously residing in their home state… QUITE the coincidence! They shared a love for the mitten, and the rest is history…