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These Six Shocking Truths Behind Ben Stiller's Divorce Will Make You Cry Forever

Ben Stiller Divorce Reasons
Source: BACKGRID

Jun. 1 2017, Updated 6:58 p.m. ET

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Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor shocked fans on Friday when they made the announcement that they were calling it quits on their marriage after a whopping 17 years together! Despite having seemed like the most perfect Hollywood couple with their two children, the duo still failed to hold their matrimony together. But why did the famous couple decide to go their separate ways? Click through OK!'s gallery to get a glimpse inside the series of secrets and scandals that rocked their marriage.

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Stiller fell victim of quite a bit of bad press throughout the couple's marriage.  During his Zoolander days, which Taylor also starred, Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony's motion picture group was caught calling Stiller a "horrible person" following the company's WikiLeaks scandal.

Reports soon followed that the A-List actor may be funny onscreen but is hard to deal with behind-the-scene. Stiller has made the list as one of Hollywood's most hated celebrities, according to sources. Could this behavior have trickled into his marriage with Taylor?

On top of that, Stiller's beloved actress mom Anne Meara died in 2015, which some speculate could have potentially caused stress at home.

And then there was the actor's health woes. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and had the tumor surgically removed three months later. Although Stiller told Howard Stern  in September 2014 that he has been cancer-free ever since, a health scare like that is known to cause massive amounts of stress, possibly resulting in a troubled marriage.

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The couple's conflicting priorities also gave rise to their failed matrimony. One of Stiller's main focuses is his acting career, and his hectic work schedule put a strain on the relationship, sources told People.

An insider also revealed to the site, “It gets hard — he has a very busy Hollywood career, and she’s been very focused on being a mom."

Ben Stiller Divorce Reasons
Source: BACKGRID

Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor shocked fans on Friday when they made the announcement that they were calling it quits on their marriage after a whopping 17 years together! Despite having seemed like the most perfect Hollywood couple with their two children, the duo still failed to hold their matrimony together. But why did the famous couple decide to go their separate ways? Click through OK!'s gallery to get a glimpse inside the series of secrets and scandals that rocked their marriage.

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Stiller fell victim of quite a bit of bad press throughout the couple's marriage. During his Zoolander days, in which Taylor also starred, Tom Rothman, chairman of Sony's motion picture group, was caught calling Stiller a "horrible person" following the company's WikiLeaks scandal.

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Source: BACKGRID

Reports soon followed that the A-List actor may be funny onscreen but is hard to deal with behind-the-scenes. Stiller has made the list as one of Hollywood's most hated celebrities, according to sources. Could this behavior have trickled into his marriage with Taylor?

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Source: BACKGRID

On top of that, Stiller's beloved actress mom Anne Meara died in 2015, which some speculate could have potentially caused stress at home.

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Source: BACKGRID

And then there was the actor's health woes. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014 and had the tumor surgically removed three months later. Although Stiller told Howard Stern in September 2014 that he has been cancer-free ever since, a health scare like that is known to cause massive amounts of stress, possibly resulting in a troubled marriage.

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The couple's conflicting priorities also gave rise to their failed matrimony. One of Stiller's main focuses is his acting career, and his hectic work schedule put a strain on the relationship, sources told People.

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Source: BACKGRID

An insider also revealed to the site, “It gets hard — he has a very busy Hollywood career, and she’s been very focused on being a mom."

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