Bell and Shepard value their kids’ privacy
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are sharing rare family photos of their recent summer vacation with their kids with one big caveat—they continue to respect their privacy by not showing their faces.
The Frozen star, who shares two daughters with Shepard, Lincoln, nine, and Delta, seven, posted a reel to social media showing all the fun they had as a family on their trip. The girls, whose faces were covered with heart emojis, looked to be having all sorts of fun in Swan Valley, Idaho with mom and dad.
“Thank you @mmcnearney and @jimmykimmel – you’re the best hosts in the biz,” Bell captioned the post, referring to late-night host Jimmy Kimmel and his wife, Molly McNearney.
“And happy birthday to our Queen @nfscott 🎉,” she added, referring to Parks and Rec actor Adam Scott’s wife, Naomi.
The gorgeous pics showed the family exploring the Snake River, horseback riding, hiking in waterfalls, and whitewater rafting, all with importance placed on keeping the girls images private.
Shepard also posted a handful of photos from their summer fun, captioning the post, “Humidity. Sunsets. Olfactory bliss. Kind hosts. #BigBrown in a meadow, complete with a 50 amp outlet. Pontoon jungle cruise. Dearest Summer, please never end. #deadpresidents.” In the first photo, he and Bell shared a sweet kiss with a gorgeous sunset in the background.
The Armchair Expert podcast host also shared Instagram photos from their family vacation in Idaho, writing, “Heaven isn’t a place on Earth, but rather many many places on Earth best seen from behind the wheel of #BigBrown,” he wrote in the caption, referring to their two-week “annual summer motorhome trip.”
“We’re going to go to Idaho and visit some friends, and our girls love camping and love being in the motorhome,’ Bell shared of their plans with PEOPLE. “Shockingly, our family does really well in close quarters so I’m hoping that that will be a good summer ender before we go back to school.”
Bell has been open in the past about why she chooses to block out her girls faces on social media. “My feeling is that I chose a career in the public eye. I chose to be quoted, I chose to have my picture taken,” Bell explained in a Romper cover story. “I don’t know them yet. I don’t know if they will want that. So I really don’t have the right to choose for them.”