The news about Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's pending divorce after eight years of marriage shattered the romantic dreams of many of the power couple's fans, who thought Faris and Pratt genuinely seemed like they were in it for the long haul. Now Faris has opened up about the intense reaction from the public. In a recent interview, the 40-year-old comedic actress explained she appreciates people's sadness over the split but hopes they know everything is as good as it can be for her and her movie-star ex. She explained,
It's understandable that people seemed so invested in our happiness together. All I can say about that is, it's all true, that we truly adore each other, and we love each other, I think it still comes through.
Anna Faris made it sound like she and Chris Pratt are on surprisingly excellent terms. The Scary Movie series alum told People there is still a lot of laughter between her and Pratt because they know how to crack each other up. Of course they do. They are two of the funniest people in Hollywood. He had us laughing on Parks and Recreation and in Guardians of the Galaxy, and she still keeps a smile on our face as the star of CBS' Mom.
Besides, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt share a five-year-old son, Jack, and they are co-parenting him with plenty of love and support. When they first announced their decision to call it quits, they mentioned Jack in the statement and said they wanted to keep the breakup as private as possible for him. Moreover, they confessed to still cherishing each other and the time they spent together. Faris seemed to echo that sentiment in her recent interview, and Pratt shared similar supportive words for his ex when she and her mom co-star, Allison Janney, attended the 2017 Emmy Awards.
In fact, Anna Faris' and Chris Pratt's mutual friend, Kristen Bell, took a similar approach when reporters asked her about the Hollywood breakup. Bell encouraged people to remember the good times Faris and Pratt shared. The Good Place actress said people too often disregard the fact a couple worked on their relationship, and instead focus on the end of the romance.
The truth is Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have a good friendship even if they are leaving romance in the past. After all, they have tons of happy memories that Faris outlined in her new memoir, Unqualified, which comes out this month. Pratt even wrote the foreword. Faris recently said she felt like it was nuts to publish the book right after the split, but now she is chalking it up to everything happening for a reason.
Although Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have not yet made their separation legally binding, rumors say she might already be dating. For example, the paparazzi caught up with her several times having lunch with Overboard cinematographer Michael Barrett. However, there are no confirmations about whether or not the occasions were "date-dates," so perhaps they were just spending time together as friends.
Regardless, it sounds like Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's breakup fazed fans more than it fazed Anna Faris and Chris Pratt. Clearly, Faris and Pratt are sad, but the way they are handling the split is top-notch.