For Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, who both starred in the film Zoolander, the main reason for switching to a plant-based diet was their family’s health. The couple married in 2000 and have two kids, Ella, age 10, and Quinlin, 6.
“It really has changed our energy level,” notes Taylor. “Sometimes you don’t realize it until someone says it to you, like, ‘Your skin looks amazing.”
The healthy mom, 40 and gorgeous, only regrets that they didn’t join the vegan bandwagon sooner.
“We have friends that are vegan and their kids came out vegan,” Taylor said. “I’m so jealous that they had the information and they started the kids early because now to go back, it’s a little harder.”
Taylor explains, “Ben and I make these green drinks in the morning and they look at us like it’s from another planet. I joke, ‘Just join the party! Don’t complain so much, just join us.’”
In addition, Ella loves veggies more than fruit, while younger brother loves his fruits over the veggies.
But while the kids may take a little more convincing, Stiller and Taylor are pretty committed, and confident the little ones too shall grow to love the new and wholesome lifestyle.
“It’s that thing where your parents aren’t cool for a while and then suddenly they are. We just kind of plant the seeds.”
Our admiration and congrats, Christine and Ben, on your latest Hollywood roles as cool vegan parents. May the whole family thrive upon the many joys of the meat-free diet.