This is truly saddening news: Your favorite Hollywood couple, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt, announced their separation on their respective social media accounts on Sunday evening. The news is a complete blindside to the general public, mostly because there had seemingly been no stirrings of discord between the couple in the time leading up to this announcement. While that is of course not the case for the pair, who clearly have their reasons for breaking up, it does not soften the sting that comes with learning a beloved and truly well-liked couple is now splitting up.
The news came late Sunday evening, with Faris and Pratt releasing the same signed statement to Faris’ Instagram and Pratt’s Twitter and Facebook. The statement reads: “We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. 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. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.” The pair also signed their names to indicate a united front this matter.
What is most clear in their joint statement is that they appear to be amicably splitting up. They also appear focused on their son, Jack, and his well-being; it’s understandable they’d want to keep this process to themselves if only so Jack’s life is not upended.
It would seem they’ve already been keeping this issue to themselves for quite some time, as they’ve been appearing with one another at public events until very recently, but their statement implies that there may have been issues brewing for a long time.
The couple has been a longtime favorite of many people since they first got together back in 2007 when they met on the set of the film Take Me Home Tonight. Pratt and Faris have been openly affectionate and supportive of one another in their professional and personal endeavors over the years, giving fans a peek into their goofy yet good-natured marriage through social media. As such, the news of their separation has caused strong reactions from fans.
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) August 7, 2017
I believed in love until Chris Pratt and Anna Faris separated.
— Alex Goldschmidt (@alexandergold) August 7, 2017
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris separating has me seriously reconsidering if love exists pic.twitter.com/eUXi3URzCt
— ♡meg♡ (@Megan_Villars) August 7, 2017
We may never know what the root cause of their separation is, and truly, it’s none of our business. At any rate, it might be best to send out some good wishes that this matter resolves itself peacefully and the two actors find happiness as this chapter of their lives comes to a close.