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Ben Stiller & Wife Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

Ben Stiller & Wife Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor are ending their marriage after 17 years together.

“With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate,” the couple said in a statement to JustJared.com.

They continued, “Our priority 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 longtime couple, who met on the set of never-aired TV pilot called Heat Vision and Jack, tied the knot back in 2000.

Ben and Christine share two children – 15-year-old Ella and 11-year-old Quinlin.

ET was the first to report the news.

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  • imsn

    wow

  • Sara

    All the celebrities say the exact same thing when they split. Tremendous love and respect, focused on working together, blah, blah, blah. How about actually having love and respect and work together by STAYING MARRIED! Marriage isn’t suppose to be easy. And it’s not all supposed to be butterflies and rainbows.

  • Cool Boots

    You tell um girl!

  • Cool Boots

    This stinks. I thought they were terrific together.

  • HG

    Damn. Well, at least they’ll always have Zoolander. ;)

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    Yep, it’s all bullshit. My “favorite” is when they declare that they are best friends and always will be. Um, no. If you’re best friends and have nothing but undying love for each other, then you stay married. Even if it isn’t perfect all the time.

  • Penny

    And Dodgeball.

  • Fred alonso

    This guy has no talent. He got the jobs in Hollywood due to his religion, not his attributes.

  • Ause Ekel

    So sad to hear about it. But I’m sure it’s for the best.

  • persononhere

    that’s a long hollywood marriage, hardly a failure. she had a career going before she married him and then just faded into being a wife. maybe she wanted more these days (since the kids are older now) and the marriage got stressed. just guessing :-)

  • SaraJ

    Maybe they don’t want to be together anymore? It’s not always negativity. 18 years isn’t a failure to some people, maybe it’s a success and they’re ready to move on.

  • AeeJay

    monogamy is questionable. I doubt we are meant to be with one person forever, why else would it be so hard to stay married.

  • Cooper

    I say to each their own. Many woman agree child birth isn’t easy but they do it anyways. Just because something is hard doesn’t make it unnatural if that’s what your trying to say. Monogamy just doesn’t work for everybody.

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  • Denise Maerz Ellinger Jacabacc

    now just waiting for the Dornan divorce or do we have to wait for the Universal contracts to be up ????

  • Jen

    It’s possible to have love and respect for each other, but still not being able to stay married. And for all we know, they have worked the hardest they can to make it last, but sometimes it’s just not possible

  • AeeJay

    In life everything seems worth having is hard to achieve. But so many marriages fail, makes me question if monogamy is really a natural thing. thats all.