How Did Dax Shepard React to Kristen Bell's Pregnancy Scare? By Getting a Vasectomy, Of Course!
Freaked out by the idea of turning into 'Jon & Kate Plus 8,' Dax Shepard took extreme measures to prevent getting wife Kristen Bell pregnant again.
Dax Shepard and wife Kristen Bell have two little girls at home, ages three and one and a half. So when the actor stopped by 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' the other night, he took a moment to illustrate—using a little kid math—how one kid in the house is pretty easy, but when you add another into the mix, sh*t starts to get real.
"When you have one, you still have a two-hour nap, hopefully, if things go well," he explained. "And then they go to bed two hours before you, so you have a straight four hours. When you have two, there's no hours. It's just them—from sun up to sun down. It's over."
You can imagine, then, how panicked Shepard felt recently when his wife told him she thought she might be knocked up again (at about the 4 minute mark in the interview).
"Last year, my wife was working in Atlanta," he told Jimmy. "We were there, and she all of a sudden goes, 'Oh, my gosh! I'm so stupid. I've been sick for 10 days and ignoring it. I'm definitely pregnant.'"
"I was like, 'We're going to turn into 'Jon & Kate Plus 8' or something," he said. "We already have no life! This is going to be not worth living. I was freaked out. It was so bad."
Meanwhile, it was a Tuesday and Kristen had to work—which meant she couldn't get a pregnancy test for another eight hours. "For eight hours, I was, like, imagining my life with all these kids," Shepard said. "That was Tuesday. I flew home Wednesday for a meeting. Thursday morning I had a vasectomy."
Of course, it turns out that Kristen was NOT actually preggers. "She was not thrilled that I did it so quickly," Shepard recalled. "But I'm a man of action!"
Good thing. Because if Kristen wants another baby, Shepard may suddenly find himself back in the OR, getting that thing reversed. Not that we'd think he'd mind. After all, he did tell Jimmy the procedure was "pretty great."
"They knock you out for it," he explained. "So the guy said, 'Want me to check your prostate for you while you're out?' And I said, 'You do everything anal you need to do while I'm out. Leave no stone unturned."
Go big or go home, right?