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This Is Why Kristen Bell Wears Gloves in the Pool

posted: 07/17/18
by: Amanda Mushro

When the temperature rises in the summer, moms everywhere know the drill--grab your kids, grab your bathing suit, and find a pool to cool off. But instead of grabbing a few swim toys for her two girls before diving in, Kristen Bell reaches for her pool gloves. Yes, pool gloves.

Which made us all say "Wait, what are pool gloves?"

Bell's husband Dax Shepard is actually the one who outed her unique pool fashion. While on the Jimmy Kimmel Show he explained that even though the couple has been together for 11 years, he only recently learned about Bell's need for gloves while in the pool.

He says the purpose of the gloves is because she doesn't like the feeling of her fingers getting wrinkled and pruned and then having to touch other people. Since the recent heat wave forced her to get into the pool rather than hanging on the sidelines with her girls, Lincoln, 5; Delta, 3, she needed some gloves.

Shepard said Bell explained she has a real phobia of touching others while having pruney hands so he just encouraged her to wear the gloves.

As if the story wasn't great enough, he produced evidence of the gloves in use when he even posted a picture on Instagram of Bell sporting the pool gloves while taking a dip in the couple's pool.

"My bride wears gloves in the pool because she hates the feeling of pruney finger tips on skin. #Hollyweird #iloveher," he captioned the photo.

Lots of users chimed in and shared their discomfort over pruney fingers so it sounds like Bell may be on to something.

What do you think? Should pool gloves be a thing or are you taking a pass on gloves?