We are devastated to announce that after 17 years of marriage, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor are going their separate ways. 

 

The couple released a joint statement to Entertainment Tonight yesterday, announcing that they would be splitting up. 

 

"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."

 

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The famous couple met while filming a TV show called Heat Vision and Jack, and got married in May 2000 at an oceanfront ceremony in Hawaii.

 

Ben and Christine welcomed their first child, daughter Ella Olivia, in April 2002 and welcomed their son Quinlin Dempsey in July 2005.

 

Throughout their 17-year-long marriage, Ben and Christine continued to share the screen, in projects such as Zoolander, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder, Arrested Development and most recently, Zoolander 2.

 

The announcement comes seven months after Ben revealed he was diagnosed with prostate cancer two years ago.

 

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He said he was now cancer-free and credited a controversial blood test with saving his life.

 

The Meet the Fockers star said he believed the prostate-specific antigen test enabled him to get treatment which saved him.

 

We're hoping the couple's split will remain amicable - for the sake of the kiddos! 

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