Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are ending their seemingly perfect marriage
Another Hollywood marriage crumbles
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris dealt a death blow to their combined fan bases by announcing their separation today. In a joint statement released on their social media channels, Pratt and Faris admitted their marriage had been in trouble for some time, but they had finally decided to call it quits.
The comedy couple had been together for eight years, and have a son, Jack, together. Their gushing declarations of love for each other on social media, combined with their united appearances on the red carpet, led fans to believe this was the one Hollywood marriage that could have withstood the pressures of fame.
As recently as April, Pratt and Faris were singing each other’s praises when the Jurassic World actor was given his first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Without you, none of this would mean anything,” Pratt told Faris in his speech.
The couple remains committed to raise their son as a family, saying, “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.”
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