AwkwardKristen Bell Reveals Dax Shepard ‘Went for Broke’ Trying to Befriend Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Met Gala
Our second-hand embarrassment is hitting so hard right now. Kristen Bell told a super cringey story about her husband Dax Shepard being starry-eyed over Jay-Z and Beyoncé on the YouTube show Hot Ones on Thursday, August 8, and we can’t stop laughing.
“We went to the Met Gala a couple years ago and we were sitting right next to Jay-Z and Beyoncé,” the Frozen star, 39, said on the web show. “We maneuvered the table so that Dax could sit right next to Jay-Z, and Dax talked his ear off,” she remembered. The actress was ready to become besties with the iconic couple until Dax, 44, crushed the deal. “When we found this out, we were … forget it,” she said. “We were so excited, and I was like, ‘Ugh, this is gonna be great, finally, after tonight, we’ll have ‘em in our phones, we’ll be best friends.’”
Kristen picked up the vibe that the rapper, 49, wasn’t really feeling the overzealous actor that night. “I don’t think Jay was that interested,” She admitted, adding, “But I was proud of him that he went for broke.”
Although everyone could sense Jay wasn’t looking to chitchat, the actor kept pushing. Why Dax, why?! “At one point he also hit him with a lyric, which I was like, ‘oh, oh, oh,’” the actress said. “I think he was like, ‘Real recognized real,’ and I was like, ‘Dax, Dax, don’t, don’t.’”
The Bless This Mess star referred to himself as “the No, 1 Jay-Z fan in America,” back in April to James Corden. “I gave Jay-Z what I would call the platinum package. Everything was on the table, jokes, sincerity, admiration, you name it, I gave him, like, 120 percent.” Although, Dax did agree that the mogul wasn’t going to meet him on the golf course anytime soon. “I promise you if we had bumped into each other in the bathroom mid-meal, he’d have no idea I was sitting next to him. I’m convinced,” said the comedian.
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