Do any Hollywood marriages work out these days? Here comes another starring the magnificent demi-god and heart-throb Starlord from Guardians of the Galaxy, Chris Pratt and Erica from Friends, also known as Anna Faris. After eight years of marriage, Chris Pratt posts on Facebook, “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.’ Anna also confirms their split in a post on her Instagram page with the message:
She candidly explains how they have tried to make it work for their child. Not something you hear nowadays, is it Brad and Angelina? In previous interviews, the pair have shown their efforts to be a married couple in the public eye with such hectic work schedules. Chris gushed to ET with Anna by his side “whether or not we’re in the same room, or the same state, or even the same country, we check in.” With actor Chris Pratt increasing success, was their separation inevitable? Starring in a marvel movie includes a lot of attention and travelling to do press tours worldwide. Was this the cause of their spilt?
Fans have responded to the shock split by blaming Hunger Games and Oscar winning actress Jennifer Lawrence who co-starred with Pratt in the movie Passengers and since then rumours spread that the pair hooked up whilst filming the sci-fi movie. Considering there were only two people in that movie, it is not hard to believe. Rumour quickly spread but all parties denied any truth in it. Despite this, Anna confessed how the rumours affected her in an interview with Isla Fisher on her own podcast: Anna Faris Is Unqualified. She says: “It made me feel incredibly insecure. Chris and I, we talk about this a lot. We grapple with a lot of the ideas of being a public couple” she continues: “I just remember feeling so hurt in a way that bothered me, because I didn’t want to think of myself as somebody who could be affected by tabloid sh*t.”
Everyone else seems to believe it, as one twitter user says: “I can’t believe Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up, this is all Jennifer Lawrence’s fault.” Another fan writes: “Watch Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence be a thing.”
Jennifer has been dating director Darren Aronofsky, 48, for almost one year. Addressing the rumor that Anna was worried Chris would cheat on her with Jennifer, Jennifer told Us Weekly, “This has been blindsiding to us. We have an incredible relationship. It has been weirdly stinging.”
Recalling Anna and Jennifer’s awkward embrace back in December 2016 at the Passengers premiere is spurring rumors further and has everyone speculating. Fans recall a forced hug in front of photographs including a pained expression from Faris and claw-like hand from Lawrence. Did she want to start a cat fight then? Anna responds to these rumors by revealing her glare into fame. She says: “I have always kind of believed that part of the rumors of celebrity couples were sort of true because they had never been part of my life, I was like, “Oh maybe there’s a kernel of truth to that.” It’s been a little devastating because for us, it’s like, “What the heck?”’.
Their announcement of their separation comes as a disappointment as their love story sounds just like a movie. Chris and Anna first met in 2007 on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, back when Pratt was unknown. Do we blame the fame? Get your tissues ready! They married on the island of Bali in after two years in 2009 and now have a four year old son named Jack.
Anna Faris expresses what it’s like to be married to the most in demand actor in Hollywood. She says: “In this crazy world where’s he’s off doing movies and I’m in LA raising our child, of course I’m going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human world.”
The money must be good though, as well as the fact that she can say she was married to a Guardian of the Galaxy. Surely the pros outweigh the cons there, eh Anna?
Pratt is also known for his leading roles in Jurassic World, The Lego Movie and The Magnificent Seven. When asked about how Anna deals with press, she responds about how it is best to “never respond”, but she admits “my knee-jerk reaction was to be like f*ck you”. Yep, she seems very vulnerable. Watch out for Jennifer Lawrence!
Luckily the couple is way to busy to grieve over their spilt as Chris is will be busy promoting the latest Avengers Infinity War film pretty soon. Spoiler alert, he’s in it. After Jurassic World’s phenomenal blockbuster success, Pratt is also filming in the UK and Hawaii for the sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. Anna and son Jack visited him on location, however Pratt’s schedule would have been taxing on the family.
Meanwhile, Anna Faris the Scary Movie star is busy with her CBS comedy sitcom Mom, as well as various other projects. With this in mind, it seems more likely that the split is down two the couple’s busy work schedules. Chris is aware of what Anna has had to put up with, as he once told Buzzfeed “it’s a lot to ask somebody to understand, or expect somebody to understand, why you have to be away for so long. But she’s like Dude, I get it, of course you have to go”.
As it becomes evident that their marriage is centered around their son, Pratt confirms this in an interview back in April at his Hollywood Walk. He says: “I want to thank my wife Anna, I love you. You gave me the greatest star in the galaxy in my little boy, I love him and I love you. We have bonded to make this molecule that is more important to me than air or water, and without none of this means anything to me. With every challenge, with every day, week, month, decade, we become more bonded.”
Now that’s deep. If that wasn’t obvious enough, we think this celebrity split would be as civil as it can for the sake of little Jack. Not like the disaster of Rob and Chyna or more recently Amir Khan and wife Faryal. We hope Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have Hollywood’s first ever happy divorce, as well as even more successful acting careers, ever after.
<Story by Henna Sharma>
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