It appears that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s being named the PETA sexiest vegetarian couple was a bit premature, because Dax Shepard has been off the old veg and not returned to his “vegan” lifestyle.
PETA made the announcement a short while ago and they’ve been left with ersatz egg on their faces.
When Dax, who Kristen Bell proposed to Shepard on Wednesday, following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act heard that he and Bell had been chosen for the PETA honour, he had to hold up his hand and plead guilty to eating our feathered friends.
Of the two, he had converted first, after watching a documentary titled Forks Over Knives, according to Playboy magazine. But his conversion, which started January last year, was short lived, even though he had “converted” vegetarian Kristen Bell into the final step of becoming a vegan he fell off “the wagon.”
But the Veronica Mars star Bell was an easy convert. She said in a PETA press release that, “I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with — dogs and cats, for example — from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat.”
After Dax had made the commitment to becoming a vegan he said, “I have fewer body aches. My skin looks better. I’m never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting.”
The 32 year-old, still vegan, Bell is working on her Veronica Mars film and she is well known for her love of animals that her many rescue dog pets at her home.
The news that Bell and Shepard were selected from a pool of 100 celebrity nominees, that included Anne Hathaway, Portia de Rossi, Bill Clinton and Casey Affleck; made Shepard immediately jump onto his Twitter account @daxshepard1 and to tweet that he couldn’t accept:
Whoops! It’s a case of congratulations Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard for winning the PETA sexiest couple…not.
With the 38 year-old Shepard making the switch first in January 2012 after watching the veggie documentary, he may not keep eating chicken for very long. Especially with Kristen to keep an eye on him!
But while PETA may not be too happy with Shepard’s intake of meat, he can take consolation in the fact that his sweetie Kristen popped him the big question and apparently he said yes. What’s even better is the fact that she proposed to him on Twitter.
But Twitter romance aside, PETA haven’t “tarred and feathered Dax Shepard for his bad news. They have released the following statement about their “sexiest PETA couple award:”
“We’re delighted to recognize Kristen Bell as our Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity. She sets a wonderful example of kindness to animals and healthy living to her countless fans, including Dax! We love Dax, and we’re glad to read that he’s aspiring to be more like Kristen. We are here to help with recipes and our vegetarian starter kit, and we’ll be sending the couple a delicious gift basket of Beyond Meat and Gardein veggie chicken products.”
It sounds a bit like Kristen will keep her title and Dax will have to “prove his vegan worth” to get back in the running.
So despite Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard not getting the PETA sexiest couple award because of his “slippage,” he can look forward to that lovely gift basket with treats. We hear that they taste just like chicken!
By Michael Smith