"The reason we're not rushing to get married is because I don't feel appropriate taking advantage of a right that's denied to my [gay and lesbian] friends," the actress told Larry King in 2012.
"It's just kind of rude to invite everyone to a party for a rite not everyone can hold," she added.
But after reveling in the wake of Wednesday's historic Supreme Court decisions on same-sex marriage, Bell re-initiated her engagement to Shepard over Twitter:
DOMA is dead. Prop 8 is dead. Now let's bring my big, gay marriage to @IMKristenBell to Life!!!!— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) June 26, 2013