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CHRIS PRATT AND ANNA FARIS CALL IT QUITS
“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Pratt wrote in a joint statement shared on Facebook on Sunday. “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,” he continued. “We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”
The couple’s split comes after eight years of marriage. Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, have one child together, Jack, who will turn 5 in August. The two met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and got engaged a year later before marrying in summer 2009.
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RUMORS OF TENSION
Last December, Faris opened up on an episode of her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified, about feeling "hurt" by ongoing rumors regarding her marriage. “I didn’t want to think of myself as somebody who could be bothered by … tabloid s***," she told her pal and actress Isla Fisher. “I think it was a combination of things. 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 L.A. raising our child, of course I’m going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would," she continued.
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ON NOT BELIEVING IN CLOSURE
“We talk a lot about the idea of closure, which is something that I don’t believe in because I think that it’s important to accept the idea that your heartbreak is an important thing that helps you be more human,” she said of the topics she often discusses on her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified.
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ON HAVING HIS FAMILY WITH HIM FOR THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 TOKYO PREMIERE
On April 10, Pratt shared a message about how much he loved Faris after she joined him for his press tour for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.
“These press tours can be such a whirlwind,” he wrote. “I’m grateful to have you and the boy with me on this one. Although it’s 3:00am right now, I was just awakened by a square kick to the back as little man climbed into bed and then must have had a karate dream or something and now I can’t sleep. I’m on insta instead. All you dads and moms know what I’m talking about.”
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ON HIS EVER-GROWING BOND WITH ANNA
"Anna I love you. You've given me so much, you gave me the greatest star in the galaxy my little boy. Without it, none of this means anything to me. With every challenge, we become more bonded. You're very caring and thank you for your trust and sacrifice, and I will do my best to protect it. You have my heart, my dedication, my trust. Without you, none of this means anything."
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ON SEEING HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS AS 'GIFTS'
"I'm a man of faith and I believe that God works in mysterious ways and gives us signs and gifts in life — and those gifts oftentimes come in the form of people. So I'll just spend the rest of my time expressing gratitude for the people in my life who are gifts."
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ON HIS STEAMY CAMEO ON FARIS' SHOW MOM
"We have a sex scene, like a sexy scene. We’ve been rehearsing that for 10 years.”
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ON HIS MUCH-NEEDED FAMILY VACATION IN SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON
"We're having just the best time. We're fishing, crabbing, having fires, sitting around having dinner together, it's just been great, the dream summer that we've all been waiting for."
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ON HIS PLANS FOR SON JACK
"This kid will be my partner in the bass masters pro am when he's old enough. We'll take the bass fishing world by storm."
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ON JACK BEING BORN NINE WEEKS PREMATURE IN 2012
"We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot. It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it. The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect."
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ON HIS SON'S PERSONALITY
"He is such a fighter, he's amazing. He's so open and there's no fear in him no matter what. He is so charming that my plan is to just let him take care of us as soon as he's old enough."
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ON JACK ALREADY 'OUTCLASSING' HIM
"It's really amazing. It's gone by so quickly. He's an extraordinarily intelligent [child]. The other day he told me, 'To obliterate is to have power.' He's already outclassing me."
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ON DECIDING TO HAVE KIDS WITH FARIS
"It started [for us] around the same time, and I don't think one of us wanted it any more than the other. She would say, 'How do you feel about that?' and I would say, 'Damn, I've been kind of thinking about that too! I think that'd be cool. Let's make that happen.' "
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ON FARIS BEING A GREAT MOM
"Our son was destined to be tough, but thanks to you he will be smart, too."
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ON HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH FARIS
"It's just as important, if not more important, to focus on your relationship with your partner because your children are going to leave one day [and] you have to maintain a relationship that's going to outlast your child's needs for you."
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ON HAVING FARIS' SUPPORT
"I have the support of a strong partner who's been through this and understands it and whom I can share these experiences with. And we have a family that we're starting that's the focus of my attention."
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ON FARIS' LOVE FOR HIS FORMERLY PUDGY BODY
"I was like a great pet fat guy. I think Anna is hedging her bets that one day I'll be fat again, and she'll say, 'Remember, honey, I always told you I preferred you this way.'"
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ON FARIS' IMPRESSIVE SKILLSET
"My wife is all things... Lover. Actor. Mother. Kite master."