March 7, 2023 | 3:30 p.m.
Christine Taylor has revealed that quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic has helped her reconcile with husband Ben Stiller.
“We’ve had all this time to talk,” Taylor, 51, told Drew Barrymore on his eponymous talk show Tuesday about reuniting with Stiller in 2020 after a three-year separation.
“There were no other distractions. It was a really special moment,” she added, calling their renewed romance “organic” and “natural.”
The ‘Brady Bunch Movie’ actress clarified that while the ‘time apart’ had been vital for the couple, they were keeping their family a ‘priority’ before getting together.
“We always remained a family unit (and) continued to do things together,” explained Taylor, who shares daughter Ella, 20, and son Quinlin, 17, with Stiller.
Now the couple’s relationship is “so good” as they make time for each other while “taking care” of themselves.
“It’s hard,” the “Arrested Development” alum admitted. “(But) when you’ve lived a lifetime with someone…there’s history.
“We learned as we went together,” she continued. “There’s just a freedom in that, in the comfort of that relationship and that commitment.”
Stiller, 57, revealed their reconciliation in February 2022 while speaking to Esquire.
“We are happy,” the actor said at the time. “I think we respect our similarities and our differences.”
Stiller’s confirmation came five years after he and Taylor announced their split in a joint statement.
“With immense love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we have spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to go our separate ways,” the couple wrote in 2017.
“Our priority will continue to raise our children as devoted parents and closest friends.”
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Taylor explained their brief split on the “Drew Barrymore Show,” saying they didn’t take the decision “lightly.”
The “Zoolander” co-stars had “grown up in different directions” and found themselves at “a dead end,” she explained.
After getting engaged within six months of meeting, getting married the following year and “very quickly” starting a family, the duo needed to take a break and “find out what’s best” for their future.
Taylor noted that making time for individual “growth spurts” made meeting them “special” down the line.