Ben Stiller And Christine Taylor Split

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have announced they are separating after 17 years of marriage and at least three movies together.

The couple, who married in 2000 in Hawaii, and have two children, a daughter named Ella, 15, and a son named Quinlin, 11, released a joint statement on their split.

“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 said. “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.”

Taylor co-stared with Stiller in several of his films, including “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” “Tropic Thunder,” “Zoolander” and “Zoolander 2.”

The announcement comes seven months after Stiller revealed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.  He said he was now cancer-free and credited a controversial blood test with saving his life.

-Devashree Goenka