Sorry to have to bring you such sad news from the celebrity romance world so early on a Monday morning, but Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have officially announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage.
The couple shared a joint statement on Instagram and Facebook last night, reading:
“We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We sill love each other and will always cherish our time together.”
Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, married in July 2009 after meeting on the set of 2007 rom-com Take Me Home Tonight. They have a four-year-old son, Jack, seen dressed as an adorable sleepy pirate on a boat with his dad here:
The couple was last seen in public in April at the Hollywood premiere of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, in which Pratt plays the lead. That same month, Pratt received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and paid gushing tribute to his wife, insisting that “none of this would mean anything” without her by his side.
Pratt took a six-month break from acting last year to focus on his family, having been “on the road” filming and promoting three movies for 14 months straight.
“I’m taking Jack to Jack’s Beach – which is what we named the little stretch of beach on an island up on the San Juan Islands where we got a place,” he told Parade magazine.
“We’re going to go back to the fort we built about a month and a half ago when we went for a short visit and see if that’s still there. If not, we’re going to build it again.”
not to be over dramatic but chris pratt and anna faris splitting up is the worst thing to happen to me this decade
— Micah Morris (@micahleigh13) August 7, 2017
"Sorry, I can't come into work today"
"Oh no what's the matter?"
"Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating"
"Take as much time as you need"
— Hanna Flint (@HannaFlint) August 7, 2017
Man Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were a couple I had mad faith in. That's real sad but at least they're civil for their son's sake.
— beff (@elizabeff93) August 7, 2017
Faris opened up about her relationship with Pratt last month during a candid interview with People magazine.
“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.
“There are two different roles that you play — the one on-camera and the one in public. That’s the tricky part.”
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