Kristen Bell Had the Best Response to Her Daughters Sipping Non-Alcoholic Beer During Zoom Class

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Kristen Bell's daughters have a very interesting beverage of choice during their Zoom classes: O'Doul's non-alcoholic beer.

During episode of the Say Yes! with Carla Hall podcast, the actress, 40, explained her daughters', Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 5, affinity for the drink—and it stems from their dad, Dax Shepard's sobriety journey. 

Bell said, "My husband brought home a six-pack of O'Doul's last night, and my daughters often ask for O'Doul's," adding that "It makes them feel close to their dad." She says that she and Shepard have been very open with the girls about, as she puts it, "why daddy can't drink."

Super admirable, but maybe a little awkward when strangers—like their teachers—might not know the backstory. "I walk in to check on them at 9:30 and both of them are drinking an O'Doul's on their Zooms," Bell said. "They're both just sipping their Doulies. And I'm like, 'What must these other parents and teachers think of me?'"

After that fleeting thought, though, Bell reminded herself that what other people think shouldn't matter. "I'm going to get a lot of flack for this, and let me start by saying I don't care...You're welcome to tell me I'm a terrible parent, I don't care. I'm a great parent, I think," she noted.

"If anything, it opens up the discussion for why daddy has to drink non-alcoholic beer," she added. "Because some people lose their privileges with drinking. Drinking's not always safe."

Cheers to productive conversations about important things. 

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