Dax Shepard would like to make one thing clear: No, he did NOT cheat on Kristen Bell with Kayti Edwards.
No matter what she says to the contrary.
It all began when Kayti, who is the granddaughter of screen legend Julie Andrews, gave a revealing interview with Daily Mail, declaring that she wants to “tell the true story”.
The true story about what, you ask? Well, Kayti dropped a very huge bombshell: She says she and Dax slept together behind Kristen’s back!
In the interview published on Thursday (December 13), Kayti, an ex-girlfriend of Dax’s, claims that she and Dax reignited their passion in 2009. If the timeline is correct, Dax would have been two years into his relationship with Kristen.
Kayti and Dax first met in 2005 through mutual friends. The former model shares that she took to the actor because he was “goofy” and “funny” and made her laugh:
“He makes you feel comfortable and he’s not one of those, you know, standoffish celebrity guys.
He’s just a normal person, but he’s funny. I was attracted to his confidence.”
The two dated for a bit, but it didn’t turn into anything serious:
“It was just a brief thing, we would hook up here and there, but we had a little friendship when we saw each other.”
Things eventually ended when Kayti decided to move to Hawaii, but says she “always kept in touch with the people that we were mutual friends with.”
Flash forward to the end of 2009/early 2010, when Kayti went to visit in LA. It was there, Kayti says, that she ran into Dax again. And she says they just immediately sizzled together again – and flirted like crazy:
“I saw him and we hadn’t seen each other in a few years. So it was like a very friendly, ‘Oh my gosh, I haven’t seen you in forever. Nice to see you.
There was a photo booth and I remember people were standing in line for this photo booth. And Dax grabbed me and was like ‘let’s pick up where we left off’ and he threw me into this photo booth with him. And it was kind of like this make out session in this photo booth that we were being overly dramatic.”
When they got out of the booth, she says Dax suddenly started panicking when he realized there was a screen outside and everyone could see what they’d been doing. But though Kayti says that’s when she began to suspect he might have a girlfriend, she had no idea who she might be:
“I did not have any knowledge of who he was dating or even if he had a girlfriend. But he seemed too scared about it. He just kind of was like ‘Oh crap why didn’t I realize that there was a screen’.”
Still, Kayti stated that didn’t stop Dax – They left together and spent the night in bed together, having sex twice:
“We slept together and he left in the morning.”
Kayti went on to say that it was months, even a year after their hook-up that she realized his significant other was Kristen Bell. But she chalks up that passionate slip-up to their rumored rocky beginning:
“I don’t know if that was part of the rocky start. I don’t know if she even knows that he had done that. Maybe they were on a break, I don’t know.”
And she declared that she knows she’s not a threat to Dax and Kristen’s marriage (the two have been married since 2013 and have two daughters) – she just wanted to be the one to tell her truth:
“I came forward with this to get ahead of the story. I posted a photo on Facebook of me and Dax from that night as a joke and recently a few media outlets have contacted me about it. In my experience I am tired of other people telling my story. And I would rather tell the true story than have this picture floating around and people running with it.
I just wanted to set the story straight before someone else said something that wasn’t true.
I don’t want anything to do with Dax. I wish him well. I wish them to be happy. I hope that they’re happily married. I mean they have children. So my wish is that they’re happy and stable for the kids.”
The infamous photobooth makeout photos are also now making the rounds along with Kayti’s “truth”.
But Dax is speaking out – and calling out that “truth” for being nothing but lies!
Taking to social media to address the issue head on, Dax posted a screenshot of the Daily Mail interview, and wrote very simply and very pointedly:
“Hey Daily Mail, that photo is 13 years old, not 9. Also, Kayti has sold stories to tabloids about Matthew Perry, Jack Osbourne, Kid Rock, and now me. I look forward to her next one. Fingers crossed it’s about my #1, Brad Pitt :)”
And that is that.