Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell waste no time, my friends…there’s a new Baby Bell on the way. The couple’s spokesperson confirmed Bell is pregnant with a baby brother or sister to their one year old daughter, Lincoln. And while there are certainly pictures of the completely adorable toddler out there somewhere — I mean, I *think* she’s completely adorable because I totally didn’t go looking — they aren’t sanctioned by Lincoln’s parents. Bell and Shepard have spearheaded a “No Kids Policy” campaign, trying to rally media outlets to support shutting down paparazzi who take photos of celebrity children. It’s an admirable challenge to take on, and completely understandable; as Bell says, adult celebrities choose their careers and know what comes with that, but their children haven’t made a choice to be public. As a parent myself (famous or not), I’d be pretty creeped out if people were taking pictures of my kids without my or their consent. On top of that, the dangerous and aggressive behavior of some photographers must be absolutely terrifying to both parent and child. That said and admirable as it is, I’m not sure I believe their goal can truly be accomplished — no matter how many publications agree not to buy the photos, there will always be people who want to see celebrity babies, and there will always be media who will publish them.
Regardless, congratulations and here’s to a happy and healthy second pregnancy! I just know that baby will be ah-freakin-dorable.