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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell love a good road trip, but that wasn’t always the case.

The SAG Awards host visited The Jimmy Kimmel Show yesterday and revealed that once upon a time she and her now-husband fought all the way from New York to Detroit…on a motorcycle.

Fresh off of filming When in Rome, Bell decided to take her then-boyfriend, Shepard, on a trip to meet her mom. As Bell says, what started as an argument over music morphed into a heated debate about helmet laws that spanned several states.

“Dax Shepard believes that if he is in a state that does not have a helmet law he should be ‘observing the local culture’ and not wear his helmet,” Bell shared.

When she protested this rather unsound logic, it prompted a larger fight that ultimately ended in a compromise: “If he was on the highway, he had to wear the helmet. But if he was on side streets, he didn’t have to wear the helmet. I’m not joking. He took side streets for like four hours just to make a point,” the Good Place star recalled.

Somehow, the couple got to Bell’s mom’s house (finally). Thirteen years and two kids later, their road trips are a bit more mellow. 

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