For the couple, publicly airing their dirty laundry just means they’re being “honest,” Bell recently wrote in response to a commenter who thought the actor “couldn’t fucking stand” her husband.
“Every piece of news I see about them talks about how they just can’t fucking stand each other, constantly fight, now this dude is apparently objectifying her as well,” someone wrote on a Pop Culture Instagram about the couple, posted on Tuesday. “Just what’s the point? straight people are so tragic.”
“We just try to be honest about how marriage, or companionship in any form, is hard sometimes,” she wrote. “You can’t always be in control, or right, and it’s important to us that we lead with the honesty of your ‘perfect match’ being a myth.”
Shepard revealed on his show, the U.S. version of “Top Gear,” that he commissioned an artist to paint a wild portrait of himself and his wife on a van. The image is an homage to the 1977 Chuck Norris movie, “Breaker! Breaker!”
“I’ve always loved those 70s muraled up vans. I’ve wanted one,” the “Armchair Expert” podcaster revealed. “And my wife is pretty adamant that’s the one vehicle she doesn’t want in our driveway.”
“But she wasn’t thrilled with the level of ‘female empowerment’ that was depicted in that mural,” Shepard explained. “Understandably. And my kind of excuse was we had to honor the era in which this was popular. It didn’t fly.”
At least he’s honest!