Kristen Bell is understandably disheartened that her youngest daughter shares a name with one of the most deadly COVID-19 strains, engulfing the world: Delta.
On the star’s podcast We Are Supported By this past week, the 41-year-old spoke with co-host Monica Padman about the coincidence. Daughter Delta, 6, who she shares with husband Dax Shepard, thankfully is none the wiser.
“Can I ask you a real talk question — how do you feel about Delta’s name being Delta right now?” Padman asked Bell during the show.
“It’s a big, big bummer,” Bell said. “But I’m really hoping that the Delta variant won’t be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona. I mean, it’s a bummer for Corona, the beer company.”
Bell, who is also mom to 8-year-old daughter Lincoln, added that thankfully, as Delta is so young, she doesn’t really grasp the severity of the situation.
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“She’s six so she’s impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything,” Bell continued. “She’s like ‘Oh my gosh, my name!’ So every time she hears anyone talk about the variant, she’s like ‘my name!’ So she’s still excited about it.”
Bell continued on, joking about her daughter’s privilege and how the strain could actually ground her in the future.
“Maybe it’s a good thing, because her life’s really easy, because she’s privileged and she’s got a little charisma,” Bell shared. “She’s a little ball of magic and she gets away with everything because of that, so she can either give you puppy dog eyes or make you laugh and because of that her life is too easy.”
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“So maybe she does need this to follow her around forever,” she added
But what also was a recent bummer was Bell and Shepard driving each other mad during lockdown.
While conversing with Chelsea Handler, who was guest-hosting The Ellen DeGeneres Show this past week, Kristen admitted how she and Dax were butting heads during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
“And then all the doors locked in our house, like, we had to stay inside, and we were like, ‘Woof. We need to get a handle on the annoyances,’” she told Chelsea, revealing how hard it was as a family of four to go from their busy lives — to being locked in the house together, daily.
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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