"With tremendous love and respect for each other, and the 18 years we spent together as a couple, we have made the decision to separate," the couple had said in a joint statement. "Our priority will continue to be raising our children as devoted parents and the closest of friends. We kindly ask that the media respect our privacy at this time."
The two married in Hawaii in May 2000 and met while filming a pilot called Heat Vision and Jack in 1999.
They share two children together, 15 year old Ella Olivia and 12 year old Quinlin Dempsey.
Ben and Christine have costarred in the Zoolander films together. Often on the red carpet as a couple, the two have not been photographed together since mid-April.
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