Entertainment Movies Anna Faris Says 'It Has Been Easier' to 'Accept a Lot of Love' Since Marrying Michael Barrett "It feels healthier, though, whatever it is. It feels like I can be loved," said Anna Faris, who married Michael Barrett last year By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE since 2016. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 24, 2022 11:36 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Anna Faris is feeling the love with husband Michael Barrett. On Thursday's episode of Chelsea Handler's Dear Chelsea podcast, the 45-year-old actress, who revealed last July she and cinematographer Barrett had eloped, said of her marriage, "This time, it has been easier for me to accept a lot of love" even though "I still kind of struggle with it." Faris was first married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008, and to Chris Pratt — with whom she shares 9-year-old son Jack — from 2009 to 2018. "When I was younger, if there was a lot of love — I must've subconsciously liked a chase," Faris also said. "It feels healthier, though, whatever it is. It feels like I can be loved." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories. Anna Faris. David Livingston/Getty Anna Faris Says She Eloped with Michael Barrett Because with "Age, You Don't Need the Whole Thing" Faris first revealed that she and Barrett had eloped in Washington state during a July 2021 episode of the Anna Faris is Unqualified podcast. "My fiancé's right — he's now my husband. Yes, we eloped," she said during a conversation with a caller. "It was awesome, yeah, it was great." Anna Faris; Michael Barrett. Steve Granitz/WireImage; Kevin Winter/Getty While she didn't share many details about the nuptials at the time, the Scary Movie actress added, "It was at a local courthouse up in Washington state. It was great." She began dating Barrett in 2017 after working on her film Overboard. The two were first spotted together that September — a month after Faris and now-ex-husband Pratt, 43, announced their split after eight years of marriage. RELATED VIDEO: Anna Faris Says She Didn't Do a "Great Job of Eliminating Competitiveness" with Chris Pratt: "I Hope I've Grown" The House Bunny actress joked to Handler, 47, during Thursday's episode that she's "like a divorce veteran because I've been divorced twice," admitting, "It hit hard the first time." "I turned into somebody that I didn't recognize," Faris said. "I was always the kind of person that had their fridge filled. And I hosted a lot of dinners. That was back when I had friends." She also said that she was also once "terrified" that she "wasn't a good lover." "Especially when I was younger, I was so self-conscious of my body. I didn't want anybody to see it. But I would dance on the edges of it. I wanted to be desired desperately," Faris added.