Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's pending divorce caught everyone off guard. The power couple first revealed the decision to split through a social media announcement. Since then, neither star has directly talked about the breakup. However, Faris recently took calls from fans on a podcast show and provided thoughts that sounded a lot like indirect details regarding her situation. For example, Faris talked about getting too comfortable in a relationship and said,
I made that mistake, I think, a little bit feeling like, 'I'm checking my relationship off the list.'
In other words, the work does not end just because you get the relationship or the ring. You still have to put in the hard work on a day-by-day basis. (Oprah Winfrey confronted this issue for years on her show. It's the whole "think about the marriage, not the wedding" idea.) Then Faris leaned into the tough topic during the Unqualified podcast, and she gave some words of encouragement to the caller (and, perhaps, to herself). She said,
The final advice I could give you would be know your worth, know your independence, know that you're young, and there's so many people out there.
Yes. Yes. Yes. This bit is super important for everyone, and it indicates that Anna Faris remembers her goodness and value through the heartache. But it was not your standard "more fish in the sea" encouragement. Faris tried to remind the caller (and, perhaps, herself) that life does not begin and end with a relationship. Rather, what makes life great is the journey. Faris said,
There's so much life experience. I hope you get to live it all and experience a whole lot of people. Life is too short for you to be in relationships where you're not feeling like this isn't fully right or somebody doesn't have your back or somebody doesn't value you in every way.
Of course, there is no way to know if Anna Faris felt undervalued in her relationship with Chris Pratt. The two seemed to be the best of friends, but that does not mean Faris could not have felt undervalued at one point or another.
Sure, there is speculation Chris Pratt's intense work schedule contributed to the end of the marriage. But it would be unfair to say the relationship would have worked if Pratt had opted out of blockbuster film franchises like Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World. Still, if Anna Faris felt at all like the runner-up to her husband's work, it would not be the first time in history a marriage ended because of a spouse's work commitments.
Perhaps one day Anna Faris or Chris Pratt will give an interview and talk about the subject directly. For now, it sounds like Faris is grieving but working through the situation with poise.