Christine Taylor opened up about the cause behind the separation with Ben Stiller. On March 7, during a conversation with Drew Barrymore recalled a few moments of ups and downs of her marrige.The couple separated in 2017 after 17 years of marriage. Moreover, they are even parents of daughter Ella, 20, and son Quinn, 17. However, during the pandemic period, they come close and give it their marriage another shot.
Christine Taylor her reconnection with Ben Stiller happened organically
The 51-year-old said to Drew Barrymore, ” We got married very quickly after meeting each other. We knew each other six months, got engaged, were married within a year, then had Ella the next year. Family was always a priority, but I think Ben and I both started to grow in different directions. And when we made the decision to separate, it was not something we wanted to talk publicly about or took lightly. We were at this impasse of, let’s figure this out, what’s best at this chapter in our lives.”
Moreover, she shares, “That’s going back three or four years. And that time apart we got to know who we are. I think we have these growth spurts, even as adults. And we needed time to figure that out. We always stayed a family unit. So, when the pandemic hit and we all had to figure out where to hunker down, we all ended up in our house together with two teenagers and we found this way back. We had so much time to talk, there were no other distractions. It just happened organically.”
The couple is currently in the 23rd year of their marriage. Although, they have ups and down in their relationship they stayed together. Previously in January, while talking about their marriage the actress said, “I think long-term marriages, it was good for us for a period of time to have some space and then the pandemic brought us together and that was what was right for us. that was ultimately what was meant to be and so I’m very grateful for that. There are some silver linings for sure from the pandemic.”
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