Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor Separate – See Split Statement

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Ben Stiller Split

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Ben Stiller Split

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Ben Stiller and Christina Taylor have split. The couple announced their separation on Friday, after 17 years of marriage.

In a joint statement furnished to Gossip Cop, the estranged spouses say, “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. 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.”

Stiller and Taylor married in 2000. They welcomed daughter Ella in 2002, followed by son Quinlin in 2005. The actors mixed business with pleasure a number of times over the years. Perhaps most notably, Taylor appeared alongside Stiller in Zoolander and last year’s Zoolander 2.

The pair most recently walked a red carpet together just last month. Posing along with their daughter, now 15, they attended the opening night of the Broadway adaptation of Groundhog Day. The announcement of their separation, which did not indicate whether they intend to move forward with a divorce, comes seven months after Stiller revealed he had prostate cancer.

The actor announced the diagnosis during an October 2016 “Howard Stern Show” interview, sharing that he secretly underwent treatment in 2014 and was now cancer-free. In November, Stiller spoke on the “Today” show, alongside his doctor, to raise awareness about the disease. In 2015, Stiller mourned the death of his mom, Anne Meara.

It has no doubt been a tough few years for him, but Stiller was at the Cannes Film Festival just days ago for the premiere of his latest movie, The Meyerowitz Stories. The dramedy, which co-stars Adam Sandler, will be released through Netflix. Taylor appeared in a episode of “Elementary” earlier this year, and had a recurring role on “Search Party” last year. She and Stiller are pictured above at the 2016 Met Gala. Neither attended the 2017 ball earlier this month.

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