Kristen Bell Proposes To Fiance Dax Shepard After DOMA Ruling

Kristen Bell wasted no time getting her wedding plans back on track following the Supreme Court’s ruling on DOMA and Prop 8 on Wednesday.

The actress, who has been engaged to Dax Shepard since 2010 but vowed to postpone their wedding until marriage equality became a reality, took to Twitter to re-propose to her fiance.

“@daxshepard1 will you marry me? Xo #marriageequality #loveislove,” she Tweeted, moments after the decision was announced.

Dax enthusiastically responded with, “F**k Yes!!!!!!!!!!!”

“DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead,” Dax added. “Now let’s bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!”

The couple, who began dating in 2007 and welcomed baby girl Lincoln in March, have been very vocal regarding their commitment to marriage equality.

In a February 2012 interview with The Advocate, Kristen explained their decision to hold off on tying the knot.

“The reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that’s denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends,” she told the mag at the time. “That’s why we’ve been so hesitant. Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.”

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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