Anna Faris and Chris Pratt Announce Their Separation

Image via AP.
Image via AP.

Ugh, I knew this was going to happen. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, generally accepted as one of Hollywood’s most adorable couples, announced in a late-night Facebook post that they are legally separating after eight years of marriage.


Lest you’re holding out hope that Pratt’s account was hacked, Faris tweeted a similar message around the same time:

And if you’re thinking that maybe both of their accounts were hacked...Pratt’s publicist confirmed the announcement to CNN. Fuck.

People reports that tension between the two has been rumored for the past year, and that both had been spotted without their wedding rings at various events. Nevertheless, Pratt posted several sweet photos just a few friggin’ months ago. Do you mean to tell me that social media can be misleading? Is that legal?!?


Still, I’m pretty sure I saw this one coming. Faris and Pratt met back in 2007 on the set Take Me Home Tonight, and married in 2009. At the time, Faris was the bigger star—Scary Movie, Lost in Translation, The House Bunny and all that. Meanwhile, Pratt was on The O.C. (yes), eventually becoming a household name as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Rec. But with Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014, his fame exploded. Suddenly, he was no longer April Ludgate’s lovable lunk of a husband, but a chiseled space adventurer boomeranging around the Marvel Universe.


Interestingly, Faris attributed the dissolution of her first marriage to actor Ben Indra on the fame disparity between the two, telling Marie Claire in 2011 that “That kind of destroyed my marriage. The divide became too great.” Prescient.

As Faris told People in an interview, it can be difficult to navigate “power couple celebrity”:


“I don’t think that’s something, when you’re an actor, that you’re prepared for,” she said. “There are two different roles that you play—the one on-camera and the one in public. That’s the tricky part.”

Last December, Faris also brought up her marriage on her podcast, saying she was “hurt” by rumors that her relationship with Pratt was on the rocks:

“I think it was a combination of things. I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris, but having said that, of course in this crazy world where he’s off doing movies and I’m in L.A. raising our child, of course I’m going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would,” she said. Ugghghhhhhh.


Let’s remember the better times with some now irrelevant listicles, and then burn those listicles on a funeral pyre.


Dr Mrs The Monarch

So in my “real life” I have seen a lot of couples separate, then get back together, then fight publicly, then get back together, then fight privately... ad nauseum. Not that it means much, but they all have posted lots of happy looking Instagram photos, etc., whenever they’re having a Together Moment.*

I guess what I’m saying is, maybe it’s not a bunch of publicity lies. Maybe it’s the Stars, they’re just like us! phenomenon.

* Which, for the record, I secretly kind of hate because if someone tells me they’re getting a divorce and all the horrible stories of their “ex” and then gets back with them what am I supposed to do? Forget? Feel really bad???