Chris Pratt and Anna Faris was one of our favorite celebrity couples. Naturally, we joined the rest of the world in sharing our heartbreak at their decision to separate.
However, in true good celebrity form, the two actors (who share a 4-year-old son, Jack) took the high road, putting family first in a joint announcement on social media on August 6.
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) August 7, 2017
On Sunday, August 13, Pratt made his first public appearance since the split, accepting a Teen Choice Award for Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. He didn’t touch on his marriage though he did show that he’s in a good place by thanking someone else.
“I would not be here with the ease and grace I have in my heart without my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,” he said.
It should come as no surprise that Pratt invoked Christ in his acceptance speech. He’s never been shy about sharing his faith on social media and in 2014 he revealed to People how the birth of his son reaffirmed his hope in a higher power.
“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” Pratt said. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”
Faris made her first post-split remarks on her podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified. Like Pratt, she didn’t reference her spouse but did express her adoration to her fans.
“I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you,” she said.
Later in the episode she shed a little more light on the separation, in a response to a caller’s question about their relationship.
“Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you,” she said. “Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right.”
“I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list,’” she continued. “If that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, that would be, ‘Know your worth, know your independence.’”
While we’re sad to see the Pratt-Faris union dissolve, it’s great to know that Jack will continue to be loved by parents who clearly still respect and love one another and find solace in faith.
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