Kristen Bell On Motherhood "Better Than I Expected"
Two months after Kristen Bell gave birth to little Lincoln, the Veronica Mars actress makes her first official post-baby appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show's June 3 episode. The 32-year-old says she's having "a lot of fun" taking care of her newborn daughter with fiance Dax Shepard.
"It's actually better than I expected," she says of motherhood. "It's pretty wonderful." Bell boasts that Parenthood's Shepard, 38, is "the best" dad. "It's like he's just made a new best friend," she explains. "He just talks to her all the time. And sings to her all day. It's wonderful."
Bell chose not to share a picture of her baby on TV, joking that she and Shepard are "not quite positive that [Lincoln] wants to be a public figure yet."
"We're going to leave that up to her," Bell explains. "If she wants to, she can do a bunch of selfies. Who cares? But we're just not going to make that decision for her."
Bell also reveals that Lincoln has "always been Dax's favorite name" -- which is not too surprising, given that their daughter shares a name with Shepard's prized 1967 Lincoln Continental. The former Heroes star jokes that Shepard got to choose the moniker because "he is substantially bigger than I am, so I lost."