You don't make a name for yourself as one of TV's top teen sleuths without picking up a tip or two on how to keep a secret—even one this big.
But the world was nevertheless caught off guard last night, when Kristen Bell tweeted a photo of her (we thought) fiancé Dax Shepard with the following cutesy caption: "My adorable husband, @daxshepard1 voting 4 his favorite american idol. Over and over again."
Hold on—her adorable what?! They've been engaged for more than a year, but could Kristen and Dax have snuck in a vow swap when the world wasn't looking? (If so, we know who to blame for distracting us.) Is this adorable couple secretly already married? Someone check the wedding registry, because this rumor is…
Call it practice, call it some kind of anticipatory pet nickname, but don't call it what it isn't—and that's a sign that the duo has somehow secretly tied the knot.
A rep for the 30-year-old bride-to-be denied that the couple were already husband and wife, and said that Bell sometimes simply calls Dax her "husband."
"They are not married," the rep told E! News.
Well, it does have a nice ring to it. Particularly in the wake of Bell's Twitter justification of her relationship, telling a fan who wanted to know why she was with the funnyman, "simple: because he's nicer to me than any other boy in the world."
With a bond like that, does it really matter what she calls him? And for the record, though the couple announced their engagement in January 2010, they have not yet revealed a wedding date.
—Additional reporting by Ashley Fultz