Ben Stiller steps out with daughter Ella for movie premiere, a year after splitting from Christine Taylor

For both Taylor and Stiller, putting their children, Ella and Quentin, and their needs above their own has always been the top priority


                            Ben Stiller steps out with daughter Ella for movie premiere, a year after splitting from Christine Taylor

Ben Stiller took his daughter, Ella Stiller, as his special date on Thursday night to the premiere of a rock climbing documentary at Lincoln Center in New York City, according to reports by People magazine.

The father-daughter duo was seen smiling their way through the red carpet, posing for dozens of pictures, and most of the time, Stiller sweetly had his arm wrapped around Ella. 

As for the documentary Stiller and Ella went to watch, 'Free Solo' centers around the life of rock climber Alex Hannold, who is famous for completing the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan’s 3,000-foot vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.

Actor and Comedian Ben Stiller and Ella Olivia Stiller attend the New York City premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films' 'Free Solo' at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 20, 2018 in New York City. Free Solo will be in theaters starting September 28th.
Actor and Comedian Ben Stiller and Ella Olivia Stiller attend the New York City premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films' 'Free Solo' at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 20, 2018 in New York City. Free Solo will be in theaters starting September 28th.

Both Stiller and his ex Christine Taylor are often seen out with their daughter Ella, and recently, they were spotted together watching a tennis match at the US Open in late-August. Ella has also been seen attending scores of premieres with the couple before they split up.

As per reports, Taylor and Stiller announced the news of their separation after 17 years of marriage in May last year. The duo share daughter Ella and her younger brother Quentin with each other, and they were seen together in public for the first time since their split in summer earlier this year.

(L-R) Quinlin Stiller, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Ella Stiller attend the 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 9, 2016 in New York City.
(L-R) Quinlin Stiller, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor and Ella Stiller attend the 'Zoolander 2' World Premiere at Alice Tully Hall on February 9, 2016 in New York City.

A source told the publication, “The pair remain friendly and devoted parents to their kids.” For both Taylor and Stiller, putting their children and their needs above their own has always been the top priority, and both the starts have previously mentioned it in their joint statement about the split.

“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,” Stiller and Taylor said. “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.”

(L-R) Christine Taylor, Ella Olivia Stiller, and Ben Stiller attend the 'Groundhog Day' Broadway Opening Night at August Wilson Theatre on April 17, 2017 in New York City.
(L-R) Christine Taylor, Ella Olivia Stiller, and Ben Stiller attend the 'Groundhog Day' Broadway Opening Night at August Wilson Theatre on April 17, 2017 in New York City.