Updated June 28, 5:10 p.m. EST*
Now we know why Kristen Bell loves sloths so much: they’re both plant-eaters!
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has crowned actress Kristen Bell and Parenthood actor Dax Shepard the sexiest vegetarian celebrities of 2013. The celebrity couple beat out other famous nominees like Anne Hathaway, Paul McCartney, former President Bill Clinton, and Newark mayor Cory Booker.
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Bell, who is in the middle of filming the Veronica Mars movie, has been a vegetarian since she was a teen.”I had a hard time disassociating the animals I cuddled with—dogs and cats, for example—from the animals on my plate, and I never really cared for the taste of meat,” she says on PETA’s website. “I always loved my Brussels sprouts!”
Her fiancé Shepard has been a vegan since January of last year after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives, which showcases how a plant-based diet can help, according to E! Online. “I have fewer body aches. My skin looks better. I’m never starving, and I never need to ride the couch feeling completely full and disgusting,” he told Playboy magazine in September.
It’s been a banner week for the couple. While they’ve been engaged since 2009, and are the proud parents of a baby girl named Lincoln, the two announced that they will start planning their wedding. Bell vowed not to marry until her gay and lesbian friends in California could tie the knot, so she popped the question to Shepard via Twitter after the Supreme Court both struck down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in the Golden State.
*On Thursday afternoon, Dax Shepard admitted in a tweet: ”I’m really flattered to be named ‘Sexiest Vegetarian’ with @IMKristenBell, but sadly I can’t accept in good conscience because I eat chicken.” Though it seems he’s still gnawing to be like his fiancee, with a follow-up tweet: “I was vegan for a year, but that ended 6 months ago. I aspire to be more like @IMKristenBell, but I’m not there yet.” PETA’s website now states that Kristen Bell is the “Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2013.”