Actress Kristen Bell shares two daughters with her husband, fellow actor Dax Shepard. This week on her podcast, “We Are Supported By…”, her co-host Monica Padman asked The Good Place star how she felt about her six-year-old daughter’s unique name of Delta given the new pandemic-related association.
Monica asked Kristen, “Can I ask you a real talk question — how do you feel about Delta’s name being Delta right now?” Kristen was candid in her answer. “It’s a big, big bummer. But I’m really hoping that the delta variant won’t be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona.”
Kristen is crediting her daughter’s young age to how she is handling her name being used frequently in the news. “She’s 6 so she’s impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything. 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.”
The actress, who has chosen not to share her daughter’s faces on social media, did reveal that there is a silver lining to be seen in all of this. “Maybe it’s a good thing because her life’s really easy because she’s privileged and she’s got a little charisma. 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. So maybe she does need this to follow her around forever.”
Kristen and Dax, who have been married since 2013, also share an 8-year-old daughter named Lincoln.