Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor Announce Split

Hollywood stars Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor announced on Friday that they’ve split up after 17 years of marriage. “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,” Stiller, 51, and Taylor, 45, said in a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight. “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.” The pair got married in May 2000 in Hawaii, and had a son and a daughter together.