Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor Split After 17 Years of Marriage

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The stars met while filming a pilot in 1999.

Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor have filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage.

The couple, who met while filming a never-aired TV pilot titled Heat Vision and Jack, were married in 2000. They released a joint statement on Friday announcing their split to ET.

"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," said Stiller and Taylor. "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."

As a couple, Stiller and Taylor starred together in 2001's Zoolander, in which they played love interests, as well as its 2016 sequel, 2004's DodgeBall and 2008's Tropic Thunder, in which Taylor made a short cameo appearance.

Together, Stiller and Taylor have two children, daughter Ella Olivia and son Quinlin.