10:18 PM EDT 12/19/2013
Originally posted 12/19/2013 12:40PM
In the soon-to-open The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Ben Stiller plays a man whose vivid imagination helps him escape his unsatisfying existence. Yet in real-life, Stiller realized he didn't need fantasy to sustain him once now-wife Christine Taylor became a part of it.
"[Our] relationship was a gradual thing that happened over a quick period of time, maybe seven or eight months, Stiller tells Parade for its latest cover story. "We just started hanging out with each other and it developed into, 'Wow, this feels great. I really like this person. I think I love this person. I really do – I love this person.' It hit me out of the blue."
The duo wed 15 years ago, with Stiller, now 48, popping the question to Taylor, now 42, while in rehearsals for Meet the Parents. In that film, Robert De Niro memorably played his amusingly unapproachable father-in-law to-be, and Stiller reveals it was a bit of life-meets-art when he approached Taylor's father to ask for permission to wed.
"It was like Meet the Parents in real life, because Christine's father is an intimidating guy who owns a security company; we're good friends now, but at the time I was in the basement rec room saying, 'I really would like to marry your daughter,' " he recalls.
Originally posted 08/12/2008 03:55PM
Tom Cruise may only have a small part in Tropic Thunder, but he ruled the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere.
Cruise, who donned a fat suit to play studio exec Les Grossman in the film, stayed close to wife Katie Holmes Monday night, greeting fans and only letting go of her hand to pose for a quick cast shot.
Other than the fans, fellow star were happy to see the couple – PEOPLE caught Matthew McConaughey, Ben Stiller and Jack Black all giving big hugs to Cruise. And costar Jay Baruchel told PEOPLE that Cruise is "the funniest guy in the world."
Originally posted 08/01/2005 05:00PM
Ben Stiller and his wife, Christine Taylor, have welcomed a baby boy, PEOPLE has learned exclusively.
Originally posted 02/25/2005 04:00PM
PARIS DISCONNECT: So much for those unlisted star numbers. Earlier this week, hackers cracked Paris Hilton's cell phone directory and posted the numbers of the rich and famous roster on the Internet. Within hours celebs including Victoria Gotti, Lindsay Lohan, and Ashlee Simpson were deluged with calls. More than 500 numbers and personal notes from Hilton's Sidekick II personal device hit the Web, and the thieves also reportedly accessed some revealing pictures of the Simple Life star. Hilton apologized for the incident, declaring she felt "horrible" about the invasion her friends had to endure.
Originally posted 02/23/2005 03:00PM
The Hollywood baby boom continues: Actor Ben Stiller and his wife, actress Christine Taylor, are expecting their second child, due this summer, PEOPLE reports.
Originally posted 06/18/2004 06:00AM
Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor's daughter, Ella Olivia, just turned 2 in April, so she's too young yet to give us the lowdown on her famous parents (but we'll get her eventually). So for the moment, we had to settle on asking Stiller about his little girl. Is she more like him, or his actress wife (and costar in Dodgeball)? "Christine would probably say she's a lot like me from the reports she's heard from my parents (comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara) about what I was like when I was a kid, which is a frightening thought," he told us at a benefit in Brentwood, Calif., recently. "She's very strong-willed and knows what she wants." As for how he feels about fatherhood in general: "It just gets better and better every day because as they become more of a person, and you can interact with them, it becomes much more fun, at least, I think, for the dad."
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