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Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor Separate
by Erica Banas
After 17 years of marriage, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have announced they separated.
The couple, who starred in the comedies Zoolander and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, released the following joint statement to ET:
“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 have two children together: Daughter Ella, 15, and son Quinlin, 11.
HOLLYWOOD - MARCH 18: Actress Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller arrive at the premiere of the ''Greenberg'' at the ArcLight Cinemas on March 18, 2010 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 21: (L-R) Actors Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller attend the 13th Annual Tomorrow is Tonight Benefit at Lucky Strike on October 21, 2010 in New York City. Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 07: Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor attend the "Schiaparelli And Prada: Impossible Conversations" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2012 in New York City. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actors Christine Taylor and Ben Stiller arrive at the premiere of Twentieth Century Fox's 'The Watch' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 23, 2012 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Actors Christine Taylor (L) and Ben Stiller attend the "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" Gala Screening presented by Aud during AFI FEST 2013 at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 13, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images
HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 03: Actor Ben Stiller poses with his wife, actress Christine Taylor, and their children Quinlin Stiller (L) and Ella Stiller (R) as he is honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 3, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 15: Actors Ben Stiller and wife Christine Taylor attend the 2015 NBA All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden on February 15, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 28: Actor Ben Stiller(L) and Christine Taylor attend the 17th Annual Project A.L.S. New York City Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on October 28, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images
BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 02: In this handout photo provided by Paramount Pictures, Actor Ben Stiller and actress Christine Taylor attend the Berlin fan screening of the Paramount Pictures film 'Zoolander No. 2' at CineStar on February 2, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Photo by Lucian Capellaro/Paramount Pictures via Getty Images
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor attend a London Fan Screening of the Paramount Pictures film "Zoolander No. 2" at Empire Leicester Square on February 4, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 09: (L-R) Quinlin Stiller, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Ella Stiller attend the 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 9, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Ben Stiller (L) and Christine Taylor attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images
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