Ben Stiller's Marriage Ending After 17 Years
He and Christine Taylor are calling it quits
By Gina Carey,  Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2017 6:25 AM CDT
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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit Gala.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Actors Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor announced in a joint statement that they will split after 17 years of marriage and many comedic hits. According to US Weekly, the statement asked for privacy. “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 wrote. "Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends." The couple met in 1999 on the set of a Fox television pilot that never aired, but later starred together in comedies like the Zoolander franchise, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, and Tropic Thunder. Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, were married in a Hawaiian beachfront ceremony in 2000, reports Entertainment Weekly, and have two children together.

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