Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are ending their seemingly perfect marriage


Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are ending their seemingly perfect marriage

Another Hollywood marriage crumbles

By ELLE team  August 7th, 2017

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.”

12 longest celebrity marriages

Need some cheering up after hearing of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris splitting up? Check out these celebrity couples who’ve defied the odds.  

PIERCE BROSNAN AND KEELY SHAYE SMITH

Duration: 16 years 

Notes: Judging by the photos he posts of her, like, every other day, it's no surprise that his version of April 25 centers around Smith. "It was yesterday," he said. "I painted in my studio, then I went down and sat on the beach, read and did some drawing—and then I had lunch with Keely." Aww.

Twinkle Khanna and Akshay Kumar

Duration: 16 years

Notes: The lovestruck couple wants you to know that it’s okay to want to kill your partner, as long as you don’t succeed, of course. That, and take life with healthy dollops of humour: “Now I can officially call you my trophy husband,” tweeted a tongue-in-cheek Twinkle after her man picked up his first National Award earlier this year. 

BEN STILLER AND CHRISTINE TAYLOR

Duration: 17 years

Notes: Might be due to the fact that they've got excellent relationship role models in Stiller's father Jerry and mother Anne Meara, who were married for 61 years. 

SARAH JESSICA PARKER AND MATTHEW BRODERICK

Duration: 20 years (hope you like china as an anniversary gift, SJP)

Notes: Whereas other couples are like "Never go to bed angry," these crazy kids have a dead-simple trick: Be super, mega into each other. "I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him," Sarah said in 2013. "We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love."

WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH

Duration: 20 years

Notes: It's canon now: She auditioned to play his girlfriend on the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but didn't get the part. But then she got the part IRL, and they blessed the world with Willow and that lovable enigma Jaden.

HUGH JACKMAN AND DEBORRA-LEE FURNESS

Duration: 21 years

Notes: The moral of the story is if you've got a crush on someone, you must confess it because they might just have one back and you two will start a relationship even though you are costars on an Australian show called Correlli. True story.

Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan

Duration: 25 years

Notes: Half a century down the line, their love story is as much a part of Bollywood lore as some of the blockbusters he has starred in. Don’t let Shah Rukh’s witticisms fool you though; (“Whenever I fail as a father or a husband, a toy and a diamond always works”) he can just as easily get real; "I am very intense about my love for Gauri; she's a part of me."

TOM HANKS AND RITA WILSON

Duration: 29 years

KYRA SEDGWICK AND KEVIN BACON
JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS AND BRAD HALL
KEITH RICHARDS AND PATTI HANSEN
SAMUEL L. JACKSON AND LATANYA RICHARDSON
MERYL STREEP AND DON GUMMER