Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard trade the sweetest tears on Ellen for his birthday

By Meaghan Wray

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard’s romance is the gift that keeps on giving. While they’re generally known to make one another (and fans!) laugh, the close-knit pair also showed that they can more each other to tears. While on The Ellen DeGeneresShow on Thursday (Jan. 3), the eve of Dax’s birthday, the couple took turns crying for the sweetest reason.

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Everyone wants to know the secret behind lasting relationships, especially when it comes to the ones in the Hollywood hot seat. So, when an audience member (his wife, Kristen!) asked what he recommends getting someone special for their birthday, Dax spilled their best tip for keeping the love alive.

Tears filling his eyes, the Armchair Expert podcast host said, referencing their two daughters, Lincoln, 5, and four-year-old Delta: “I would say please, please, please give that person love and support for 11 years. Give them two beautiful baby girls ­and you’re good.” Someone was clearly cutting onions in that studio, because the tears were flowing! His wife, trying to control her own waterworks, exclaimed: “You’re crying, too!”

In true Dax fashion, the 44-year-old brought some levity back to the segment. “You sit down, young lady! We’ve heard enough of your questions,” he joked as Kristen, 38, took a seat beside his mom, Laura LaBo, who was also in the audience.

When it comes to actual gift-giving, talk show host Ellen knows exactly how to bring joy to people’s lives – and fans love the 60-year-old’s passion for making people laugh. The star surprised Dax with a pair of overalls plastered with Brad Pitt images. “You still love Brad Pitt, right? It’s Brad Pitt all over, in every form!” That’s definitely a birthday present for the history books.

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