Anna Faris Explains Why Chris Pratt Was Never Her Best Friend

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If Anna Faris is telling her life story, we're pretty interested, and even though she's the glitzy, glamorous star of CBS' Mom and the awesome mother of young Jack, she didn't always have it easy growing up. She's says, in fact, that she was bullied as a young woman during her formative years, and it affected the way that she viewed women for a good chunk of her life. However, by the time she and Chris Pratt got together, her relationship with women had improved, shaping the worldview she has today. Which is why she says that even when she was married to Chris Pratt, he was never her best friend. Here's what she says about her former relationship with Pratt:

I was once told that I didn't need a tight group of girlfriends because Chris should be my best friend. But I never bought that. The idea of your mate being your best friend--it's overhyped. I really believe that your partner serves one purpose and each friend serves another.

There are a lot of different ways to perceive the person you are or were formerly married to, and by the time Anna Faris got together with Pratt back in 2007, she had finally figured out how to communicate with and trust in other women, which was a real feat for the actress. She said after people snapped her bras and wrote mean things on her locker in school as a teenager she was proud to be a guy's girl--the type of girl who spent all of her time with guys, but that's not nearly as fulfilling as also being able to have close relationships with people of your own gender.

She elaborates in an upcoming segment from her book Unqualified (via Cosmopolitan):

There's the friend you confess things to and the friend with whom you do the listening. Or this is the person I talk to when I'm feeling lonely and sad, this is the person I talk to about work shit, and this is the friend I'm still in touch with because we grew up together.

She doesn't say exactly what role that Chris Pratt served in her life, but we can assume he fulfilled the roles like lover and day-to-day partner in a way her female friends don't, at least until the day she and Pratt decided to split up last month. The news was disheartening to many fans who viewed the couple as an ideal model for relationships in Hollywood, but it didn't work out. Although there is a lot of speculation surrounding why the split occurred, including Pratt's hectic shooting schedule and the potential for additional children, we may not ever know exactly what happened behind closed doors to cause the split.

Suffice to say, if Anna Faris does indeed find another partner sometime in the future, she's certainly not going to be willing to sacrifice her gal pals--one of whom is Mom co-star Allison Janney. If, however, you are willing to fill another niche in her life, you may have an in.

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