Ben Stiller’s relationship with Christine Taylor seems stronger than ever

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have beaten all odds to become one of Hollywood’s most enduring couples. When the two actors first met, they were working on a television pilot that viewers would never get to see. “When I met her, I pretty much thought, ‘This is the person,'” Stiller told ET in 2007.

Fans were later able to watch the couple fall in love in the film, although their characters’ relationship in the comedy Zoolander wasn’t exactly an epic romance on par with former real-life couple Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in The Notebook. . But unlike Gosling and Adams, Stiller and Taylor made it down the aisle. As fans may recall, they were pulled over in Hawaii in 2000. They had two children together, Ella and Quinlin, before announcing their shocking split in 2017. “It’s going to be tough — he’s had a very busy Hollywood career, and she’s been very focused on being a mom,” an insider told People at the time. The source stressed that the exes would remain amicable, and two years later they attended the Emmy Awards together, per ET. At the time, Stiller and Taylor hadn’t officially announced their divorce.

However, it would take a global pandemic for the couple to realize they didn’t want to divorce at all, according to Esquire. A source told People they came to that conclusion in 2020, and two years later, the Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story co-stars are still going strong.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor competed together at the US Open

In an interview with Esquire, Ben Stiller recalled how he and Christine Taylor reconciled. When lockdowns were imposed across the country, they decided to live with their children. “That developed over time,” says Stiller. “We broke up and got back together and we’re happy about that.” He added, “Unexpected and one of the things that has come out of the pandemic.” But while sticking together in one place led to their reconciliation, the pair are fully embracing the opportunity to be able to attend events together again.

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Taylor and Stiller were photographed smiling and clapping in the crowd while watching the matchup between Rafael Nadal and Rinky Hijikata at the US Open in New York, according to the Daily Mail. Nadal rallied to emerge victorious, and the Spaniard is likely who Stiller had the roots for — in a February 2022 appearance on The Tonight Show, Stiller told host Jimmy Fallon. “I’m a big fan of Rafael Nadal.” He also revealed that Nadal once asked him to play a doubles match in the middle of an exhibition match.

Lute! News, Taylor and Stiller’s first public appearance after announcing their reconciliation also happened at a tennis tournament. In March 2022, they traveled to Indian Wells, California to support Nadal at the BNP Paribas Open. They also competed in the US Open with their daughter Ella while they were still separated in 2018, per People.