Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor are calling it quits after 17 years.
LA Times reported: Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have split up after 18 years together, 17 of them as husband and wife.
“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,” they said Friday in a joint statement. “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 “Zoolander” director and the “Brady Bunch Movie” actress met in L.A. in 1999, while he was developing a pilot in which she was going to star. They started dating that April and by November were engaged. They got married in May 2000.
Stiller, 51, who proposed to Taylor while he was doing “Meet the Parents,” told Parade in 2013 that art imitated life when he was about to pop the question.