The duo, who married in October 2013 in Los Angeles, are one of Hollywood’s most adorable couples, but it was not love at first sight.
“When I met her and her friends, I was suspicious of their unbridled happiness,” he told Good Housekeeping magazine. “I thought, ‘Something stinks here; they’re in a cult.’”
The actor, 41, who battled substance abuse, celebrated 12 years of sobriety in September.
In a touching Tweet, he noted how the decision to get clean in 2004 led him to Bell, 36, and their family.
“12 years ago today I came out of my last toxic, life threatening stupor,” he wrote. “I now have a wife & babies & some self-esteem #gratitude #promises.”