Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have announced their break up in a joint statement.

“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,” the statement read.

“Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends,” they added.

The couple had been together for 18 years and married for 17. They married in Hawaii in May 2000.

The two met while shooting a 1999 short film called Heat Vision and Jack. They went on to shoot several films together including both Zoolander movies, Dodgeball, and Tropic Thunder.

They have two children together — Ella Olivia born in April 2002 and Quinlin Dempsey born in July 2005. The teens made cameo appearances in Megamind, a 2010 animated film.


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