During a Wednesday appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Parenthood star Dax Shepard said having two children — daughters Lincoln, 3, and Delta, 17 months — is “exponentially” harder than having just one. So the actor recently had a vasectomy.
“Last year, my wife was working in Atlanta. We were there and she all of a sudden goes, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m so stupid. I’ve been sick for 10 days and ignoring it — I’m definitely pregnant,’ ” he shared. “I was like, ‘We’re going to turn into Jon and Kate Plus 8 or something. We already have no life! This is going to be not worth living.’ I freaked out. It was so bad.”
He added: “That was Tuesday and she had to work, so for eight hours we didn’t get a pregnancy test. For eight hours I was, like, imagining my life with all these kids. That was Tuesday. I flew home Wednesday for a meeting. Thursday morning, I had a vasectomy.”
But as it turns out, the actor’s wife, Bad Moms star Kristen Bell, 35, was “not thrilled” with his quick reaction.
“I’m a man of action, so I was in and out,” the Without a Paddle star, 41, said.
While the procedure went well, the follow-up appointment – in which he brought a sperm sample to be tested for sterility – wasn’t as straight forward.
“So I was working, I had a meeting scheduled at 3, no problem, I’ll have time to go into my office, relax, extract, go to Beverly Hills, I brought a Mason jar with me that I rinsed with extra hot water, it was sterile (I think). So I’m in this meeting—mind you, my best friend is in the meeting, he knows the time crunch that I’m under—and the meeting is going on and on and on, it’s all the presidents of Warner Brothers, and I can’t get out of this meeting and the clock is ticking,” he shared.
He added: “All of a sudden I have 15 minutes to get from Burbank to Beverly Hills and procure my sample. This is the God’s truth: I had to drive crosstown, rush hour, thank God there was heavy traffic on Laurel Canyon so it slowed down enough that I could. I literally masturbated on Laurel Canyon in heavy traffic into…you’re not just dealing with that, it’d be one thing to just like all, loosey-goosey just go for it, but I have a jar and it’s heavy traffic, it’s very curvy—for y’all who have not been on Laurel Canyon, it’s one of the twister roads in America. It’s hard enough to get through that road while not making love to yourself into a container. Anyways, the great news is I’m sterile.”