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April 10, 2018 09:00 AM

Nearly a year after announcing their split, Anna Faris says she and Chris Pratt still feel a lot of love towards one another.

“What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly,” the actress, 41, told Women’s Health for its May cover. “We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack,” she added, referring to their 5-year-old son.

“I cherish my family, my close friends, my child — that makes the rest of it worth it,” she continued.

Faris, 41, and Pratt announced the end of their 8-year marriage last August. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” they said in a joint statement issued by the Jurassic World actor on Aug. 6.

Anna Faris
Jeff Lipsky

Anna Faris

Despite the split, the actress said she hasn’t given up on love. “I love love! Like all of us, I need a sense of human connection and intimacy,” she explained. “At the end of a workday I feel exposed and kind of raw. I want to be with someone I can confess to, and who can confess to me.”

The Overboard actress also opened up to the magazine about getting plastic surgery earlier in her career. I was always a negative-A cup, so when I was 30, I was getting a divorce [she was married to Ben Indra for four years], I had just finished House Bunny, and I’d sold another movie, all of these new things were happening to me, so I got my breasts done,” she said.

“It was f—— awesome,” she added. “I never, ever thought I’d do something like that. I always thought plastic surgery was caving in to ‘the man,’ you know? But it came down to a really simple thing: I wanted to fill out a bikini. What would that feel like? I’m still floored that I did it, because I am a staunch feminist.

Anna Faris.
Jeff Lipsky

Anna Faris.

“I kept thinking, Am I betraying my own gender by doing this? I wish that we were more supportive of each other. I think that people should be able to do whatever they want, whether it’s getting braces, bleaching their hair, getting extensions, getting a boob job, getting vaginal surgery, or getting a nose job.”

The actress went on to discuss the weight she gained during her pregnancy, saying that it felt great not to worry about what she was eating. “When I was pregnant, I gained 70 pounds! I wish it was all in my belly, but it was on my arms, my thighs, my ass. I remember at the time thinking, This is incredible,” she said.

“I’d never enjoyed food more and I didn’t care,” she added. “My vanity was completely tidal-waved by the need to just nourish this thing. Nothing was going to stop me! Finally, my doctor was like, ‘Okay, you’re, uh, gaining at a pretty rapid pace.’ Well, yeah! For the first time in a long time, I had absolutely zero concern about my weight. It felt really good.”

Overboard is out May 4.

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