Kristen Bell has opened up, sharing why the name she picked for her daughter isn’t the best choice, at least not right now. With surging cases of the delta variant of COVID-19, she’s admitting she has some name regret.
Kristen Bell, mother of 2 girls, and of Gossip Girl and Frozen fame, also co-hosts a popular podcast, ‘We are supported by…’ with Monica Padman. On last week’s episode, Padman, started the episode by asking Bell about her 6-year-old daughter Delta.
Padman asked, “Can I ask you a real talk question — how do you feel about Delta’s name being Delta right now?”
“It’s a big, big bummer,” Bell said. “But I’m really hoping that the delta variant won’t be as strong as the original COVID and people will still say corona.”
Thankfully Bell’s daughter doesn’t quite realise the negative connotations associated with ‘Delta’, and is still thrilled when she hears her name come up.
“She’s 6 so she’s impressed every time she sees a Delta Airlines ad or anything,” Bell said. “She’s like ‘Oh my gosh, my name!’ So every time she hears anyone talk about the variant, she’s like ‘My name!’ So she’s still excited about it.”
“Maybe it’s a good thing, because her life’s really easy, because she’s privileged and she’s got a little charisma,” Bell shared. “She’s a little ball of magic and she gets away with everything because of that, so she can either give you puppy dog eyes or make you laugh and because of that her life is too easy.”
Kristen has previously shared that the pandemic took its toll on her marriage to Dax Shepard too. “At the beginning of the pandemic, we were at each other’s throats,” Kristen said on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. But like many couples, therapy helped Kristen and Dax through the harder times.
Our very own home-grown Delta Goodrem has joked at her own ‘unfortunate’ name too in a recent Instagram post, “Hi all, it’s me the artist formerly known as Delta ???? Looking for a new name!” she wrote.
Let’s hope this is all over soon, and Delta can go back to being known as the beautiful name that it is, and not related to COVID-19.
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