Actor Ben Stiller and his wife divorce after 17 years of marriage
The actors stated that their main priority remains the education of two children.
NEW YORK, may 27. /Offset. TASS Alexey Kachalin/. American comedian Ben Stiller’s divorcing his wife actress Christine Taylor after 17 years of marriage. About this couple announced Friday in a joint statement.
“We made the decision to go, keeping the feeling of immense love and respect for each other after living together for 18 years,” said 51-year-old Stiller and 45-year-old Taylor. “We remain devoted parents and closest friends. Our top priority remains the education of our children,” added the actor. They asked the media not to try to interfere in their personal life.
Ben and Christine met on the set of the TV movie pilot “Heat vision and Jack” (Heat Vision and Jack, 1999), which was never released. In may 2000, they got married on KuAI (Hawaii). “When I met her, I thought I found true identity. I was excited and immediately fell in love,” said Stiller in a press interview in 2007.
In April 2002, the couple had a daughter who was named Ella Olivia, and in July 2005 was born the son Quinlin Dempsey.
They starred in such comedic films as “the Exemplary male” (Zoolander, 2001), “Dodgeball” (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, 2001), “Soldiers of failure” (Tropic Thunder, 2008), the TV series “arrested development” (Arrested Development, 2003) and “Zoolander 2” (Zoolander 2, 2016).