Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor


Ben Stiller was recently spotted out for the first time since his mother and comedy actress Anne Meara died at age 85 and thanked his friends and fans following a slew of condolence messages.

The 49-year-old actor was seen walking the streets of Rome with wife Christine Taylor, 43, on Sunday, a day after his mom's death.

"Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne," Stiller tweeted early on Monday, Memorial Day. "All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives."

Meara often starred with Ben and 87-year-old husband Jerry Stiller, her comedy duo partner, in movies and TV shows and was also known for roles on Sex and the City and The King of Queens.

Her son is currently filming Zoolander 2 in Italy. Meara and Jerry both appeared with him in the first movie, which came out in 2001.

Meara is also survived by a daughter, Amy, and several grandchildren.

Anne Meara, Ben Stiller

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Many celebrities, including Samuel L. Jackson, James WoodsBob Saget and fellow comedians Sarah Silverman and Kevin Christy, also known for his role on Masters of Sex, had offered their condolences and paid tribute to Meara on Twitter.

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