Kristen Bell doesn’t care how her daughters identify sexually, or what choices they make in their careers as they grow up – as long as she raises them to be anti-racist.
The 39-year-old actress shares daughters Delta and Lincoln with husband Dax Shepard, and spoke about teaching her girls about the importance of being true to themselves during an interview with Channel Q.
“I know that I don’t care what my girls grow up to be in their career, what their sexual choices are going to be, what their love choices are going to be,” she explained. “I just want to love them because we have one ride on this planet and what is the friggin’ point of spending it hating?”
“I know in my bones that human beings are human beings. And that love is love, and love is never something you challenge, and that you’ve got to look for sameness if you’re to have any happiness in your life. So why would I care who loves who? That’s not my business.”
In addition, Kristen and Dax are doing their best to raise their daughters as “morally-compassed women”. That’s particularly prevalent following the tragic death of African-American George Lloyd at the hands of white police officers, and the Veronica Mars star is certain her girls will grow up “formidable and opinionated”.
“I will raise anti-racists,” she insisted. “My husband and I are very opinionated; we talk a lot. Our kids are a nightmare. They’re a nightmare because they will tell you your opinion. We constantly joke about the fact that we’re raising two girls that they’re going to be a nightmare for 18 years, but God bless when we send them into the world, they are going to be formidable, opinionated, kind, morally-compassed women, and I’m so grateful for that.”