For actor Ben Stiller and his wife Christine Taylor -- humor is a must. The couple, who has been married for 11 years, joked about their marriage and discussed relationship tips on the red carpet at the BAFTA Los Angeles 2011 Britannia Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Stiller received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy that night.
Stiller offered up some tongue-in-cheek advice on how to balance a busy career life with a marriage: "Neglecting your children probably is the key," Stiller jokingly told Access Hollywood. "Because that just opens up so much time for your career. And for your marriage too."
But in light of all the recent splits in the celebrity world, his wife, Christine Taylor, found it prudent to offer up some serious advice. "The real response is that one of us is with the kids while the other one is working," said the actress and mother of daughter Ella, and son, Quinlin. "And a lot of communication. And we're lucky these days because there are so many ways to Skype, e-mail. And you can take airplanes these days to visit when you're working."