And another one bites the dust.
Breaking up in Hollywood feels about as trendy as poke restaurants right now. There’s one around every corner.
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are just the next celebrity power couple breaking our hearts… as if Zoolander 2 weren’t enough.
The two announced their split on Friday with a statement explaining, “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. 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 two were married back in 2000 and have two children together, Ella Olivia, 15, and Quinlin Dempsey, 11. They have also appeared in many a movie together, including Zoolander, Tropic Thunder and Arrested Development.
I’ll be holding out for these two to reunite even after the divorce papers are signed. They just always seemed like such a great match for one another. I’m shocked to hear of the split.
Especially considering Taylor’s recent comments in February to Entertainment Tonight about how she and Stiller make their relationship work with humor.
“I have to say, sense of humor is the greatest thing,” she explained. “It’s the best. I mean, I think that, you know, the reality is there’s such an unspoken connection. I feel like for us, when we first met, it was on set… He’s amazing.”
Stiller echoed her statements at the time, saying, “I say that’s the secret to a happy marriage anywhere in any city, not just Hollywood. I think you got to laugh, because after a while, you know, life is life. We all have to deal with what life throws at us, so you got to have a sense of humor about it. If you can share that, at the end, it makes a huge difference.”
I suppose no one is safe in La La Land.