10 Things You Didn’t Know About Ben Stiller And Christine Taylor’s Relationship

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8. Asking Permission for Her Hand in Marriage

Sometimes life imitates art and it seems that was definitely the case for Christine and Ben! In an interview with Parade, Stiller said while working on the film Meet the Parents, he was going through literally the same thing as his character in the film. “I proposed to Christine when I was rehearsing Meet the Parents…I asked her father for permission before I did it….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’s a man of few words but he was very welcoming. I was more nervous asking him than asking her,” he said.

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7. Cool Parents

It would be pretty cool to have two Hollywood actors as parents, but even more so to have both parents star in some of the best comedies of all time! While we might think so, apparently Taylor and Stiller’s kids don’t agree. In fact, Taylor revealed that their kids think they are “dorks.” According to Taylor, their kids are getting older so no matter what they do their kids get embarrassed by them. “I said to my daughter, ‘You can talk to me about anything. I’m a cool mom. You don’t have to be embarrassed. You can tell me anything.’ And she goes, ‘You just saying that made you uncool,'” joked Taylor.

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