Why Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Won’t Share Baby Pics

From our friends at BabyCenter.com!

New mom Kristen Bell was happy to talk parenting during a visit this week to the Ellen DeGeneres Show, but she stopped short of sharing a first official photo of her 2-month-old daughter Lincoln.

“We’re not quite positive that she wants to be a public figure yet, so we’re going to leave that up to her,” explained the Veronica Mars star, who is engaged to actor Dax Shepard. “And 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.”

Ellen did coax a description of little Lincoln out of Kristen, though: She has a “nice, round, fat head,” eyes “kind of like slits… big long eyelashes…. chubby cheeks, but more chubby toward the bottom as if she were being shot to space… three strands of hair [like] a balding man” and “a bow mouth.”

Sounds adorable, no? (If you can’t quite conjure a mental image, Ellen did a composite drawing – check it out.)

As for motherhood, the 32-year-old said, “It’s actually better than expected. It’s pretty wonderful.” And it sounds like Dax agrees: “It’s like he’s just made a new best friend,” she revealed. “He just talks to her all the time. And sings to her all day. It’s wonderful.”

They seem like such a sweet couple! And as much as I’d love to see a picture of baby Lincoln, I do respect their decision to keep her to themselves.

What do you think?

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  • Jessica

    *stands up to applaud* this is how it should be! Obviously paparazzi pics are uncontrollable but selling pics of your kids is in you own control. I think more celebs should do this. Though I only only understand the celebs such as Jolie/Pitt, Beckhams ect those high end celebs they do it since whoever snaps the first pic of the kids gets a crap load of money. Even though I find that ridiculous as well. No pics of celeb kids should be worth anything

  • Sabrina S

    Good For Her. She wants to protract her child

  • SMH

    back in the day the weren’t. It’s the media’s fascination w/ celeb babies. Hence the reason why sites like this exist! Oh the irony!

  • Anonymous

    Mixed feelings about this. On one hand, I totally applaud her choice. On the other hand, the more celebrities hide their children, the more in demand their pictures seem to get which means they not only lose control over when & how the pics are released, they get stalked until someone manages to snap one…and then that person gets rich instead of the parents/kid who took and sold the coveted first pic. Taking pics of kids who did not choose a public life should really be illegal, but since it’s not, it seems celebrity parents are really trapped.

    • Anon

      Isn’t it illegal in France or Spain? Or perhaps not taking pictures of them but I know some European mags blur the child’s face. I sincerely doubt there will ever be some restrictions on paparazzis in the US, ever.

      • lagirl8

        I confirm that it’s illegal in France (I’m French). When the paparazzis take a pic, the magazine blurs the child’s face.

    • Alex.

      While Kristen and Dax are definately celebrities they’re not necessarily internationally famous to the extend that they are household names. I think this will make it easier to keep Lincoln under wraps for a while. Although, there are photos of Dax and Kristen out, and Dax is holding the car seat and you can see the baby’s eyes and forehead. You can tell they were taken from quite a long distance.

  • Me

    At least they won’t released a bunch of back of the head photos!

  • anonymous

    Eventually most celebrity parents post a photo on Facebook or Twitter of their baby and then with no feeding frenzy, the paps don’t make any money for getting the first picture. It seems like a better idea and the parents remain in control.

  • Courtney

    grow up people celebrities have been selling the first photos of their children to magazines for nearly 75 years it isn’t going away anytime soon. paparazzi also come with the territory. not all celebs release the photos right away our parents generation didn’t see the first photos of Claire Newman published until she was nearly 10 months old. oh wait her parents were huge stars and notoriously private

    • Jessica

      Wow someone has their panties in a bunch.

  • Hadley

    Celebrities who make proclamations such as this only serve to put a large bounty on their child’s head. But of course, the truth is that that’s exactly what celebrities crave. Famous people love nothing more than complaining about being so important and loved that they are hunted down day and night. They’d all curl up and die if the paps ever acquiesced to their dishonest request to be left alone.
    The best way to get the paps to leave you alone is to publish your own photos from time to time which greatly and rapidly diminishes the amount of money that the rags are willing to pay for pap shots. Celebrities make a conscious effort to hide their children until they negotiate with the highest bidding magazine all of the time and that’s documented fact. So release the damned picture. Infants change daily so strangers are not going to be able to identify your child from one newborn photo. This seems like a no brainer to me unless of course, keeping them chasing you is secretly your mission…….
    Don’t believe me? Let’s do a little experiment. Let’s put two celebrity families in a restaurant and let’s instruct all of the paps to go crazy trying to snap a picture of one family while completely ignoring the other celeb family and then see just how quickly the ignored celeb family loses their shizz with indignation over the preferential snub. LOLOLOL Anyone who says they didn’t go into the entertainment profession for the fame and attention is a bold faced liar.

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