Around this time last year Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their divorce, saying:
“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed.”
Aaaaannd the internet got a little upset about it.
Okay, that might have been an understatement. The internet actually went freakin’ nuts about it, but Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are both well known and loved comedic actors. They’ve been together since 2009, have a 5-year-old child together, and most people know them from either Scary Movie, House Bunny, Parks and Recreation, or Guardians of the Galaxy. So, there was an element of attachment there, and the divorce seemed to upset a fair number of people.
Well, the good news is that as time has gone on the two have reached a pleasant and amicable place in their friendship. Recently Chris Pratt told the press,
“Divorce sucks,” he said to Entertainment Weekly. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.”
It’s great to see that Chris Pratt is being earnest and amiable when discussing the divorce, and Anna Faris responded in an equally level-headed and pleasant fashion.
“We have a great relationship, we really do and we always have,” she said. “It’s always tough to envision your futures as one thing but I think there’s a lot of love.”
She did also offer a bit more insight into what the very public split was like for the two of them, and what it means to be self-sufficient as an actress in Hollywood.
Chris Pratt finally spoke out about his divorce from Anna Faris. https://t.co/ITmI00ZjWU— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) April 19, 2018
“I think that it’s a lesson learned in keeping relationships a little more private, potentially, even though I pride myself in being a pretty open person. But, I don’t know, it’s tough when you’re under the scrutiny.”
“I think it means valuing yourself. I was such an insecure kid that I… if anybody remotely attracted liked me I was just completely smitten,” she revealed. “Like, I can’t believe the popular guy likes me. I think my mom was always trying to reiterate: Value yourself, value yourself. We talk about that on the podcast a lot, about how women tend to not have strong egos as men and don’t really prioritize themselves.”