Christine Taylor Reveals Why She and Ben Stiller Separated

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor.
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A interval of non-public progress. Christine Taylor opened up about why she and husband Ben Stiller separated — and revealed what led them again to at least one one other.

“We acquired married in a short time after assembly one another,” the Hey Dude alum, 51, defined throughout a Tuesday, March 7, look on The Drew Barrymore Present. “We knew one another six months, acquired engaged, had been married inside a 12 months, then had Ella the following 12 months.”

Taylor and the Meet the Dad and mom actor, 57, tied the knot in 2000 after assembly the earlier 12 months. They later welcomed Ella, now 20, and son Quinn, 17. The couple separated in 2017 however later reconciled after quarantining collectively amid the coronavirus lockdowns of 2020.

“Household was all the time a precedence, however I feel Ben and I each began to develop in numerous instructions,” Taylor defined, recalling what led to their cut up. “And once we made the choice to separate, it was not one thing we needed to speak publicly about or took calmly. We had been at this deadlock of, ‘Let’s determine this out, what’s greatest at this chapter in our lives?’ That’s going again three or 4 years.”

Throughout their separation, Stiller and his estranged spouse remained amicable — and hung out engaged on themselves.

“[In] that point aside we acquired to know who we’re,” the Brady Bunch Film star defined to host Drew Barrymore. “I feel we’ve got these progress spurts, whilst adults. And we would have liked time to determine that out. We all the time stayed a household unit.”

Their bond strengthened through the world well being disaster of 2020, and in February 2022, Stiller confirmed that the pair had reconciled. “It’s been actually fantastic for all of us,” the comic advised Esquire on the time. “Sudden, and one of many issues that got here out of the pandemic.”

Christine Taylor Details 'Impasse' That Led to Ben Stiller Separation

Drew Barrymore and Christine Taylor.

Taylor, for her half, defined that the additional time at residence gave her and Stiller the time and area they wanted to work on their relationship. “All of us ended up in our home along with two youngsters and we discovered this fashion again,” she advised the By no means Been Kissed actress, 48. “We had a lot time to speak, there have been no different distractions. … It simply occurred organically.”

Earlier this 12 months, the twosome revealed that their relationship started as a “rebound” after they each ended different romances. “We weren’t taking it significantly,” Stiller mentioned throughout a January episode of Taylor’s “Hey Dude … The 90s Known as!” podcast.

After the pair related whereas filming a pilot collectively, the Tropic Thunder director requested Taylor to return hang around with him in New York whereas he filmed Preserving the Religion — and the remaining is historical past.

“I ended up going and staying your entire summer season,” Taylor recalled.