Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have been together for a long time. Married for the last 9 years, the couple shares two children together; 8-year-old Lincoln and 7-year-old Delta.
As parents, despite their celebrity status, Kristen and Dax have made the decision to hide their children’s identities from the public. However, when it comes to stories and experiences, especially as parents, Kristen and Dax are quite open.
Most recently, the parents of two opened up about a rather gross experience they had while the four of them shared a room. During one of their recent podcast episodes, Kristen explained that their children sleep in the same room they do.
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While that seems relatively normal for families with young kids, the unexpected part was the unpleasant smell it reportedly led to. As Kristen Bell continued while a guest on her husband’s podcast, Armchair Expert, she and Dax sleep on an Ooler mattress pad while their girls sleep on the floor in their room.
Kristen Bell Recalls the Smell She Found That Almost Caused Her to Pass Out Inside the Room She Shares With Her Gassy Family Members
The Ooler mattress pad, according to BuzzFeed, uses a water-based system for heating and cooling. However, that mattress pad mixed with the fact that they are all gassy people left a bit of stench one morning.
“My whole family has gas, big [deal],” Bell explained. “I wake up in the morning and I go, ‘Wow, nobody’s gas has dissipated, but it also smells like it’s burning.'”
Shepard admitted that he initially took the blame for the smell, thinking he was “perhaps the leader of it.” He added that he felt “guilty.”
In an effort to rid of it, Bell opened doors, washed sheets, lit candles, but still, the smell remained. Finally, Kristen Bell asked her family if they smelt it too. “That night, I go to bed, I’m like, ‘Does anybody else smell this, like, rotten garbage?'”
After searching for the cause of the smell thinking maybe one of their pets could have pooped somewhere and they didn’t know, Bell eventually smelled the Ooler mattress pad and admits she “almost hit the deck” the smell was so bad.
In the end, Shepard admitted he was likely the culprit of the smell, but not because he was gassy. Because the Ooler mattress pad uses water to function, it has to be refilled on occasion.
As Shepard confessed, he believes he may have accidentally grabbed an old protein shake when refilling the pad. When they investigated further, they learned their entire mattress was filled with maggots.
Could you imagine? Admittedly, the couple said they tried to clean and salvage the mattress but it was already at the point of no return.
Have you ever experienced anything similar? A smell you couldn’t quite pin down? Share them with us!
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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