The two were married in 2013 and have one child together, a daughter named Lincoln. The pair have been particularly vocal about a "no kids policy" and recently asked their fans to boycott every publication that publishes paparazzi photos of celebrity children taken without consent.
Celebrity moms Jennifer Garner and Halle Berry were forerunners for the policy, and have worked in the past to gain California legislation that will protect children from aggressive paparazzi. In September 2013, Senate Bill 606 was drafted to redefine harassment with regard to public figures' children.
Bell and Shephard have continued the fight, and sat down with Access Hollywood to further elaborate on their views. The pair also confront two members of a paparazzi agency, AKM-GSI CEO Steve Ginsburg and AKM-GSI reporter Christian Zimmerman, in the interview.
The discussion quickly became heated and Bell emphatically stresses that being by herself with her baby while surrounded by paparazzi is "terrifying." Shepard adds that, "If you [paparazzi members] don't have an ethical issue with that, then you don't have ethics."
The AKM-GSI representatives were equally as passionate. Zimmerman makes it clear that he does not consider members of his agency "soldiers" or "pedorazzi." The reporter went on to "respectfully" call Bell's analogies on the subject "hysterical."
CEO Ginsburg was more conciliatory, and says that he thinks the solution is for photographers to be regulated in some way. He admits that he does not know how regulations would be implemented, but that progress will "take cooperation from all sides."
The husband and wife team says that their end goal is for paparazzi to not be paid for pictures of celebrity children. They say the change has to come from the publications themselves, and that magazines should no longer reward paparazzi for such pictures. Bell and Shepard believe this will cause the paparazzi to stop seeking the photos, and say they will eventually stop every "pedorazzi" in every country in the world.