Ben Stiller and his wife have called it quits after 17 years of marriage


Ben Stiller, 51 and Christine Taylor, 45, continued their statement by explaining what their priorities will be. They explained that they will “continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time”.

The pair first met on the set of Fox TV pilot Heat Vision and Jack back in 1999. One year later they married at an oceanfront ceremony in Kauai, .

They share two children, 12 year-old Quinlin Dempsey and 15 year-old Ella Olivia. More than 10 years ago Ben declared the following when asked in an interview: “When I met her, I pretty much thought, ‘That’s the person’… It was like, ‘Wow, this is a great person. I love her'”. Christine Taylor was also sharing Ben’s feelings. Shed declared in different interviews that “It’s the best. I mean, I think that, you know, the reality is there’s such an unspoken connection.. I feel like for us, when we first met, it was on set… He’s amazing”. According to the same interviews the sense of humor was their secret for a long marriage/relationship. The reason for this split was however not made public.


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