In August 2017, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced they were separating, seemingly setting off a chain reaction of beloved Hollywood couples deciding to go their separate ways (the latest, and perhaps most painful, being Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum).
While most celebrities don’t like to talk about the extremely painful process of breaking up with a longtime partner, Pratt recently opened up about how he felt about divorcing the woman of his dreams in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Divorce [stinks],” he said.
Yeah, that pretty much sums it up.
It’s not all terrible, though. As much as it hurts, Pratt said he believed it was probably for the best, and that the two are working hard at being the best co-parents possible to their five-year-old son, Jack.
“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.”
His sentiment echoed what Faris recently said for the May cover issue of Women’s Health:“What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly. We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack. I cherish my family, my close friends, my child—that makes the rest of it worth it.”
These days, both of them are keeping busy.
Faris, 41, is starring on Season 5 of the CBS series Mom, while also continuing to work on her extremely successful weekly podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified.
Pratt, 38, is currently promoting his summer blockbuster, Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom, as well as filming The Lego Movie Sequel. Last January, he also achieved his dream of being in a Super Bowl commercial for Michelob Ultra.
Of course, their enormous workloads appear to be what led to the divorce in the first place. In addressing what caused the separation, Faris told The New York Times that, “The story is kind of dull. It’s a little bit like, two incredibly busy people that care a lot for each other got really busy.” They might have wanted to take a page of the book of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, or Hugh Jackman and his wife, as both couples credit not working at the same time as the key to their blissful marriages.
And if you are, sadly, going through divorce yourself, check out the 40 Best Ways to Prepare for Divorce for some great tips on how to handle things with kindness and class.
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