The couple shared a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight:
"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."
Ben Stiller, 51, and Christine Taylor, 45, were married in May 2000 in Hawaii and have two children, Ella, 15, and Quinlin, 11.
They met in 1999 filming the TV pilot "Heat Vision and Jack," and went on to appear in several movies and TV series together, including the two "Zoolander" movies, "Tropic Thunder," "Arrested Development," and "Dodgeball."
According to TMZ, their last public outing as a couple was at a Broadway opening last month in New York.
Since they have yet to officially file for divorce, we can hope that this break just shows them they want to give it another try. It has happened before! Either way, best to the both of them.
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