Skip Nav
Award Season
100+ Glamorous, Fun-Filled Emmys Moments You Missed on TV
The Royals
Prince Harry to the Rescue! Watch Him Fix Meghan Markle's Hair After a Wind Gust
Cardi B's Wedding Photo With Offset
Cardi B
Cardi B Shares an Adorable, Never-Before-Seen Photo From Her and Offset's Wedding
Robert Irwin and Kevin Hart on Tonight Show September 2018
Viral Videos
Robert Irwin Brings Out Animals on The Tonight Show, and We've Never Seen Kevin Hart So Scared
Meghan Markle
Aww! Meghan Markle's Mom Is "Head Over Heels" For Her Daughter's New Cookbook

Why Does Kristen Bell Wear Gloves in the Pool?

Kristen Bell Talks About the "Undiscovered Medical Condition" That Means She Wears Gloves in the Pool

Dax Shepard learned an interesting fact about Kristen Bell recently: she wears gloves in the pool. The always-adorable couple recently hung out by a pool, and while Kristen doesn't usually like to swim, it was so hot outside that she had to. She said, "I gotta get my pool gloves!" Dax explained during his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live in July. Never having seen these outdoor gloves before, Dax asked, "Doing some underwater welding? What are you talking about?!" It turns out Kristen really hates getting pruney fingers (same, to be honest).

When Kristen visited Jimmy a month later, she expanded on the story even more. Jimmy quizzed her on whether it's a phobia, and the actress explained (not completely seriously), "I would call it a very serious undiagnosed and yet to be discovered medical condition that tens of people in America might also suffer from." She claims that the ridges in wet fingers make her want to throw up, but continued, "I'm not ashamed, because in my lifetime I want to remove the stigma of the maybe 10 people who also suffer."

The gloves Kristen sports in the infamous photo are actually scuba gloves, which she received as a birthday gift from a girlfriend a couple of years ago. Everyone deserves a friend who knows them that well!

ADVERTISEMENT

— Additional reporting by Gemma Cartwright

From Our Partners
Cardi B's Wedding Photo With Offset
Carrie Underwood at Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony 2018
Chris Randone and Krystal Nielson's Cutest Pictures
Joe Keery and Maika Monroe Pictures
Are Camila Mendes and Charles Melton Dating?
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez's Couple Style 2018
Justin Bieber Tie-Dye Sweatshirt Singing in London
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx Out in Atlanta September 2018
Kristen Bell White Gown at the 2018 Emmys
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin Kissing September 2018
Kristen Bell Watches Women Give Birth
Are Kourtney Kardashian and Luka Sabbat Dating?
From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity & Entertainment
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds