Why did Chris Pratt and Anna Faris split? How 'The Tomorrow War' star's work led to divorce
For a long period of time, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris showed the world how to handle a high-profile relationship. The couple had an amazing life and seemed perfect for each other. Every time we saw them, we felt like our relationship should also be like that. But sometimes, there is trouble in paradise and the couple’s paradise was also plagued with a lot of differences and competitiveness.
In the end, the duo announced their split in December 2017 and got divorced in October 2018. The duo was often labeled as “couple goals” and though it has been almost four years since their uncoupling, fans still talk about their relationship despite Pratt moving on with Katherine Schwarzenegger and even starting a family. So, why did they break up after having a successful marriage for so long and what has their relationship been like since their separation? Let’s take a look at their relationship and the real reason for their split.
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When did Chris Pratt and Anna Faris get together?
The couple met each other on the set of ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ in 2007 and the trailer of the movie even saw them getting engaged. He immediately felt that Faris was the special one for him, but she was married to actor Ben Andra at the time. However, their relationship hit a speed bump and they announced their split in 2007 and got divorced in 2008.
Pratt and Faris got engaged in 2008, and they start planning a wedding. Next year, Pratt would go on to star in the hit comedy series ‘Parks and Recreation’. Faris was already a renowned Hollywood star and Pratt was turning out to heading that way as well.
The duo tied the knot on July 9, 2009, in Bali. They were joined by their loved ones in an intimate ceremony. Three years after their marriage, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child together. In August 2012, Pratt and Faris welcomed their son Jack. Everything was fine. However, things changed when they became really famous and it was getting difficult to hold on to their relationship.
What caused trouble in their relationship?
The first instance of trouble in their marriage came in 2013 when Pratt was busy shooting ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. His work schedule was so hectic that he could only see his son Jack twice in six months. At the time, he said it was tough for him to be so far away from the newborn.
Meanwhile, in 2015, the couple hit a little speed bump when it was reported that Pratt might be cheating on Faris with one of the leading actresses of Hollywood. The reports indicated that Pratt might be dating his ‘Passengers’ co-star Jennifer Lawrence at the time. However, these rumors turned out to be untrue. But, their relationship was never the same after that.
Speaking in an interview with US Weekly, Faris opened up about the cheating rumors and revealed everything that came out regarding Pratt’s infidelity felt surprisingly “stinging” even though it was not true. She said, “I had always kind of believed that part of the rumors of celebrity couples was sort of true because they had never been part of my life. I was like, 'Oh, maybe there's a kernel of truth to that.' It's been a little devastating because, for us, it's like, 'What the heck? This has been blindsiding to us. We have an incredible relationship. It has been weirdly stinging.”
The actress even discussed the entire fiasco on her podcast, Unqualified and said that the rumors made her “incredibly insecure.” She added: “I just remember feeling so hurt in a way that bothered me because I didn't want to think of myself as somebody who could be affected by tabloid shit. 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 LA, raising our child, of course, I'm going to feel vulnerable like any normal human would.”
However, it still felt that the couple will get through it. Chris posted an amazing mother’s day tribute for Faris while the actress posted a photo of Pratt and their son Jack on social media. Sadly, these posts turned out to be their last about each other before their separation.
My main men!! pic.twitter.com/6W7EtvEKwg— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) June 23, 2017
Separation and divorce
The entire world is shocked when the couple announced on social media that they are “legally separating.” The duo also wrote that they “tried really hard for a long time” to mend their relationship, but sadly it could not happen. Their son was the utmost priority and they will continue to give him the love of both parents.
In 2018, Pratt opened up for the first time about their separation and said that “divorce sucks.” The actor also revealed that the situation is not ideal, but we are trying to navigate through all of it and taking care of our son.
Meanwhile, in 2021, Faris finally opened up about why her marriage with Pratt ended. In a 2021 episode of her podcast, ‘Anna Faris is Unqualified', Anna reflected on her relationship with Chris and admitted that she never shared her problems with her ex and neither did he.
“For me, I think after every breakup, at some point I realize that there were a lot of things I ignored that I really shouldn't have. In hindsight, it felt like my hand was forced. I don't think it was ever an independent decision,” Faris said during the podcast.
As of now, Faris is engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett, while Pratt married author Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019, with who he shares ten-month-old daughter Lyla.
Pratt's upcoming movie 'The Tomorrow War' premieres on Amazon Prime Video on July 2.