Ben Stiller brings 20-year-old daughter Ella as date to 2022 Emmy Awards

‘I’m so proud,’ she says about her father

Amber Raiken
New York
Tuesday 13 September 2022 05:37 BST
Ben Stiller brings 20-year-old daughter Ella as date to 2022 Emmy Awards

Ben Stiller has chosen to bring his 20-year-old daughter, who he shares with wife Christine Taylor, as his date to this year’s Emmy Awards.

On Monday night, the 56-year-old actor arrived on the red carpet at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater in a black suit and bowtie, worn over a white shirt.

Next to him, his daughter wore a matching outfit, with the 20 year old posing in a long black strapless dress with a slit. She completed the look by wearing her blonde hair down and her bangs styled.

Before the awards show started, the duo spoke to E!’s Live on the Red Carpet about Stiller’s show, Severance, which has been nominated for multiple Emmys tonight.

During the conversation, Ella praised her father and the TV series, which was directed by the Night at the Museum star.

“I’m so proud,” she said. “It’s, like, my favourite show. I’m obsessed.”

Along with Ella, Stiller shares his 14-year-old son, Quinlin, with Taylor. While the couple separated in 2017, after getting married in 2000, the director recently confirmed that they were back together.

During an interview with Esquire in February, he said that he moved back in with Taylor and their two children during the pandemic, allowing his relationship with his wife to evolve “over the course of time”.

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“It’s been really wonderful for all of us. Unexpected, and one of the things that came out of the pandemic,” he said at the time.

“Once you accept that, you save a lot of energy,” he continued. “This is something that works for me; this is something that doesn’t work for me. 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’”.

The ceremony drew strong reactions from fans, with some mocking its “atrocious” opening dance sequence to Friendsand Law and Order: SVU theme songs.

And host Kenan Thompson wasted no time cracking a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship history.

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph also stunned the crowd by singing “Endangered Species” in her acceptance speech.

FollowThe Independent’s live Emmys 2022 coverage here and keep up to date with the winners as they are announced here.

We have also compiled a list of the best-dressed stars on the red carpet and shared a look at what’s inside the Emmys gift bag.

Fans praised Elle Fanning after she revealed her Emmys dress was inspired by Old Hollywood and Hannah Waddingham was hailed as “iconic” after she unveiled sneakers under her gown.

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