“They’ve been spending a lot of time together and having long talks about what they want in life,” dishes a friend. “Ben and Christine realized they still have an intense connection and have been slowly rebuilding their romance.”
The Zoolander star, 55, and the Search Party actress, 49 — who announced their separation after 17 years of marriage but never filed for divorce — “have worked through their issues,” shares the pal. “They’ve vowed to put their relationship first from now on.”
The duo appeared together in multiple TV and movie projects, and the source says they’d also love to work together again: “That would allow them to pursue their careers without spending too much time apart and away from their kids [Ella, 19, and Quinn, 16].”
As a way to spend more time with their kids, Stiller took his oldest child, Ella, to the Golden Globes as his date in 2019.
Despite announcing their separation in 2017, the stars have continued to attend events together, including the Project ALS New York City Gala.
At that gala in October 2019, Taylor was asked about her family and relationship with Stiller. She told Us Weekly, “We’re a big family. We’re together all the time." Specifically, in regards to her relationship with Stiller, she shared, “It’s wonderful, it’s wonderful."
In 2018, one year after their split, a source shared with OK! that Stiller and Taylor's "priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends."
While they never had any disagreements or issues when it came to raising their kids, Stiller recently shared that he “considers Christine his soulmate, and she feels the same,” the friend adds. “They’re determined not to take each other for granted again.” Couple goals, indeed!