In Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's announcement about their pending divorce, the power couple said the end was amicable but disappointing. The reasons were not cut and dried, so many of Faris' and Pratt's fans found themselves scratching their heads. Now, in a new book, the 40-year-old comedic actress has shed light on intimate details, including the insecurities she battled when her husband of eight years found success working with other women in Hollywood, like Jennifer Lawrence. According to Faris, the rumor mill led her down a dark rabbit hole of jealousy as it promoted the notion that real romantic feelings developed between Lawrence and Pratt when they played lovers during the filming of Passengers in 2015. Faris explained in her new book, Unqualified,
I talked to Chris about how hurt I felt, even though I knew there was no truth to the stories [that he cheated on me], and he didn't understand at first. I didn't want to pay attention to the stories, but I couldn't block them all out, either. I'd always taken pride in our relationship, and the coverage, even though it was just false rumors, was making me feel insecure. Eventually, Chris came around and understood why it felt shitty.
The rumors seem to have been nothing more than background noise. Sure, Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt had great onscreen chemistry, but they both denied foul play. Still, their denials did not stop the media from picking apart situations like an interaction Anna Faris and Lawrence shared at the Passengers premiere. Some people zoomed in on the body language of the two actresses during that moment and said Faris' teeth looked clenched, Lawrence's fists look closed, and neither of them appeared to give the other actress a full, proper hug.
What now is interesting is that Anna Faris' admissions in her memoir, Unqualified, show that there might have been some small truth to the notion that she felt uncomfortable around Jennifer Lawrence in situations like that red-carpet meetup. In fact, the Mom star writes that her publicist warned her how intense things might get once Pratt's career took off in Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Passengers. In the book (via Radar), Faris points out,
Even before they met in person, my publicist, out of the blue, pulled me aside, 'Anna, listen, there are going to be paparazzi all over them. There are going to be shots of them laughing together on their way to set. There are going to be stories circulating, and you have to brace yourself for this.' I didn't think it would bother me. I've been in this business a while now and I had seen Chris star alongside other beautiful women, like Aubrey Plaza and Bryce Dallas Howard.
However, jealousy is an emotion, not a fact. Feeling it cannot confirm or deny whether one's spouse is taking a stroll down Shady Lane. Besides, Jennifer Lawrence was pretty great whenever she talked about Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's relationship. For example, when Lawrence and Pratt visited The Ellen Show, J. Law told Ellen DeGeneres that Pratt's family was "so cute." She said,
His son is a genius, and Anna is nice and hilarious. They're, like, in love. They look like a Nicholas Sparks novel!
Some reports say the deciding factor in the breakup was a disagreement Anna Faris and Chris Pratt had about wanting more children in addition to their five-year-old son, Jack Pratt. Other rumors have indicated that Faris and Pratt's work schedules kept them apart too much and made it hard to work on the relationship. Whatever the real factors were, it is incredible to see Faris wearing her heart on her sleeve about her insecurities. Her honesty is inspiring.