Ben Stiller didn't expect to realize he was already with the woman of his dreams when he was shooting Meet the Parents in 1999. Though he'd previously dated A-list actresses like Calista Flockhart and Amanda Peet, there was something about Christine Taylor that the movie star couldn't resist.
"I proposed to Christine when I was rehearsing Meet the Parents," Stiller recalls in Parade's Dec. 22 issue. "I asked her father for permission before I did it. It was like Meet the Parents in real life, because Christine's father is an intimidating guy who owns a security company; we're good friends now, but at the time I was in the basement rec room saying, 'I really would like to marry your daughter.' He's a man of few words but he was very welcoming. I was more nervous asking him than asking her."