Ben Stiller and his wife appear together for the first time since announcing split in 2017

Rebelander Basilan
Aug 02, 2018
12:22 A.M.
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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor were seen sharing a light moment in New York City.


The former couple, who share two children, announced their split in May 2017 after 18 years of marriage, as reported by People.

The estranged pair were spotted all smiles on the streets of Manhattan shortly after sharing a meal at a Tribeca restaurant.

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Stiller, 52, was pushing his bicycle while carrying a backpack as Taylor, 47, walked alongside him carrying a white shopping bag.

The Meet the Parents actor wore dark jeans and a navy T-shirt, while the Zoolander actress looked vibrant in a summery dress that she accessorized with a brown purse, gold jewelry, and pink shades.

It was the first time Stiller and Taylor - who share daughter Ella, 16, and son Quinlin, 13 - were seen together publicly since their much-talked-about split.

They issued a joint statement following their breakup last year.


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

While they may be living apart, the pair remains in touch with each other.

"The pair remain friendly and devoted parents to their kids," People quoted an unnamed source as saying.

Stiller and Taylor co-starred in Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, and Zoolander 2. They tied the knot in May 2000 in Kauai, Hawaii.


In an interview in December 2013, Stiller described how his romantic relationship with Taylor blossomed.

"[Our] relationship was a gradual thing that happened over a quick period of time, maybe seven or eight months," he told Parade.

He continued: "We just started hanging out with each other and it developed into, 'Wow, this feels great. I really like this person. I think I love this person. I really do - I love this person.' It hit me out of the blue."