Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, the husband and wife who starred together in the much-beloved Zoolander, have announced their separation after 17 years of marriage.
The pair made the announcement in a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight, saying:
“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.”
The couple met in 1999 while filming Dan Harmon‘s Heat Vision And Jack, a pilot that starred Jack Black and Owen Wilson and was made for Fox, but was never picked up as a series.
They have since starred together in a number of films and TV shows, including the Zoolander movies, Dodgeball, Meet The Parents, Tropic Thunder, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development.
Taylor and Stiller married in 2000, and have two children together.