The couple began dating about five years ago and have been inseparable every since. They became engaged in 2009 but have held off on making it official because of their commitment to equal rights for all couples. As Bell explained to The Advocate, “That’s why we’ve been so hesitant. Dax and I have talked about it a lot, and this issue is very important to both of us. We’re just standing up for what we believe in. Period.”
Shepard echoed his fiance’s sentiments when he told Larry King that he’s not worried about having a child out of wedlock. Instead, the couple is committed to living their life according to their beliefs, which includes the right for everyone to marry who they love.
No word yet on when Bell is due or how far along she is in her pregnancy.