Revealing he and Taylor had reconciled in an interview with Esquire, Stiller said that their relationship had “evolved” after he moved back into the family home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Then, over the course of time, it evolved. We were separated and got back together and we’re happy about that. It’s been really wonderful for all of us.” He continued, “Unexpected, and one of the things that came out of the pandemic.”
Stiller went on to use a typically comedic analogy to explain how he and Taylor got their relationship back on track: “A few years ago, I realised I don’t like horseback riding. If there’s an opportunity to go horseback riding, I’m probably not going to do it.”
“Now, I like horses! I think they’re beautiful. I like petting them. I like watching people ride horses, I like watching my kids ride horses. I just don’t really love riding horses. And once you know that, it just saves a lot of energy.” He continued, “So, yeah, I think we have a respect for the ways that we’re similar and the ways we’re different.”
“And I think accepting that, you can really appreciate someone more because you’re not trying to get them to change for you.” Stiller added, “If you have that trust level with your partner, you know that me saying ‘I don’t like doing that thing’ is not me saying ‘I don’t like you’.”