Night out with your father-daughter! Ben Stiller brought his daughter, Ella, as his date to the 2022 Emmy Awards — and she couldn’t help but gush over her dad’s hit series, Severance.
Ella, 20, shared how happy she was to be able to walk the red carpet with her father, 56, in advance of the Monday, September 12, awards show. Meet the Parents alum’s success.
“I’m so proud,” she excitedly told E! AboutSeverance, which is nominated for a whopping 14 awards at Monday night’s ceremony. “It’s, like, my favorite show. I’m obsessed.”
The pair also shared a fashionable moment while posing for photos outside the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, coordinating their black tie ensembles for TV’s Biggest Night.
Stiller looked elegant in a black tailored tuxedo and matching bowtie. His daughter wore a floor-length black gown with sweetheart neckline. Ella kept her jewelry low-key, but she wore a smoky look and a neutral-colored matte lipstick. Her frosted blonde locks were styled in a shaggy texture that reached her shoulders and was swept across her forehead.
Though Ella has accompanied her dad at awards shows throughout the years, Stiller — who also shares son Quinlin, 17, with wife Christine Taylor — got candid earlier this year when he revealed to Esquire in February that his eldest child didn’t feel her parents were fully present while she was growing up.
“She’s pretty articulate about it, and sometimes it’s stuff that I don’t want to hear. It’s hard to hear,” the Escape to DannemoraDirector stated at the time. “Because it’s me not being there in the ways that I saw my parents [comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara]Not being there. And I had always thought, ‘Well, I won’t do that.’”
The Zoolander star elaborated: “It’s that thing that, like, I was trying to navigate my own desire to fulfill the hopes and dreams I had, too. … What I’ve learned is that your kids are not keeping score on your career. It would be naive to assume that my children actually care about this. They just want a parent who’s emotionally present and supportive of them. That’s probably what they want more than for me to be going off and pushing the bounds of my creativity.”
Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, the family has grown a lot closer — particularly since Ben and the DodgeballThe actress, 51, has rekindled their relationship after four years of separation.
“We’re happy about that,” Ben told EsquireIn February, he announced that he had moved in with his wife. “It’s been really wonderful for all of us. Unexpected, and one of the things that came out of the pandemic.” The couple recently stepped out together at the U.S. Open earlier this month.