How Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Mended Their Marriage After Separating

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Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor
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Love isn't dead! Find out how Ben Stiller & Christine Taylor got back together after a rocky period. One of Hollywood's well-known couples, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, separated in 2017, putting an end to their 18-year marriage. The couple is now back together after making amends during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is how the couple was able to patch things up and heal their broken marriage.

Family Reunion

Family Reunion
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Ben Stiller claimed that he and Christine Taylor had patched things up in an interview with Esquire from last year. He said the reunion occurred after the COVID-19 pandemic when he returned to live with his family.

Christine's Side of the Story

During a recent interview on The Drew Barrymore Show, Christine finally gave her side of the reunion and explained how it came to pass. Christine told Drew, “Ben and I both started to grow in different directions. And when we decided to separate, we did not want to talk publicly about it.”

A Quick History

Christine went into the couple's history and explained how they moved quickly after they started dating. In 1999, Taylor and Stiller first crossed paths on the set of Heat Vision and Jack, a TV pilot never aired on Fox Broadcasting network. They later co-starred in the film Zoolander.

The Engagement and Marriage

Stiller and Taylor got engaged six months after they first met and married the following year. 

Christine said they "knew each other six months, got engaged, were married within a year," and then had their daughter Ella a year later. 

Making Family Their Main Priority

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Christine got candid and made it a priority to emphasize her and Stiller’s co-parenting duties and friendship outside of their marriage. When the two separated, the Night at the Museum star and his wife made it their mission to be there for their kids irrespective of what was going on with their relationship.


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She also said their separation was due to both her and Ben arriving at a decision to find themselves. Ben and Christine decided to co-parent their two kids, Ella and Quinlin, even after they got divorced. They continued to go to events together as a family, and Ben frequently talked about how important his family was to him.


Knowing Themselves

She claimed that she and Ben "got to know who we are" while apart. Even though they were always on excellent terms, they struggled to balance their careers and their continued commitment to one another. Ben and Christine continued to support one another's professional endeavors, though.

Growing Pains

Taylor explained that the pair needed to grow apart in order to find each other again. "Even as adults, I believe we go through these development spurts. And to sort it out, we needed time," explained Christine.


Continuing On as a Family

Continuing On as a Family

Christine said that she and Ben "always maintained a family unit" despite their time apart. That, according to Christine, was one of the factors in the two's decision to live together during the lockdown, which eventually led to their reunion.

Settling In Together

"When the pandemic hit and we all had to figure out where to hunker down, we all ended up in our house together with two teenagers, and we found this way back," she explained.

Free Time for One Another

The time the two spent together in lockdown ultimately led to a spark between the couple and made them rediscover their feelings for each other. "We had so much time to talk, there were no other distractions…it just happened organically," Christine added. 

Family is Everything

The couple's reunion has shown that family is everything to them, and they're willing to do whatever it takes to make it work.

Happy News

Happy News
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Fans of Ben and Christine were thrilled to hear the happy news that they had reconciled, with most people reveling at the sweet way the two had managed to patch things up and regain their old flame.

Role Models

The couple has received a lot of admiration from fans, and their reconciliation just serves as proof that love can endure any adversity.

Fan React to the Wonderful News 

The announcement that the two had reunited delighted long-time fans, who even called it a wonderful love story straight out of a movie!

Famous Couples

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Ben and Christine are not the only ones who reconciled after separating for a few years. Several other famous celebrity couples, including Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel, eventually got back together.

Lessons Learned

The couple's separation and reunion have taught them valuable lessons about themselves and their relationship, including how to juggle the responsibilities of marriage while balancing their work life and family time with children. Taylor even has a new podcast entitled, Hey Dude… The ’90s Called


Moving Forward

Moving Forward
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Now that they're back together, Ben and Christine are moving forward and enjoying their time as a family, attending red carpets hand in hand and looking as happy as ever before!

Forever Grateful

Forever Grateful
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Christine appeared to be grateful for the second chance the actress has gotten with her lifelong partner. In an interview, Christine Taylor spoke about her rekindled romance and marriage to Ben and said, "I feel like when you've lived a lifetime with someone, and we have and there's history and we learned as we were going along together, and I think there's just a freedom in that."