People.com Entertainment Movies Chris Pratt Was in 'Great Spirits' in Recent Weeks Before Revealing Split from Anna Faris He "seemed different, like he was 'free' almost," an onlooker tells PEOPLE of seeing Chris Pratt at the after-party for the Ingrid Goes West premiere at Avenue L.A. in late July By Melody Chiu Melody Chiu Instagram Twitter Melody Chiu is a Senior Editor for PEOPLE. She has been with the brand since 2009, editing, writing and reporting across all entertainment verticals. She oversees PEOPLE's music and events coverage and has written cover stories on Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, Blake Shelton and Sandra Oh. The Los Angeles native graduated from the University of Southern California and has appeared on Extra!, The Talk, Access Hollywood and Good Morning America. People Editorial Guidelines and Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble Lindsay Kimble is a Senior Digital News Editor and the Sports Editor for PEOPLE Digital. She's worked at PEOPLE for over seven years as a writer, reporter and editor across our Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams, covering everything from the Super Bowl to the Met Gala. She's been nominated for the ASME NEXT Awards for Journalists Under 30, and previously wrote for Us Weekly while on staff at Wenner Media. People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 7, 2017 04:32 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Just two weeks before publicly announcing his separation from wife Anna Faris, Chris Pratt seemed relaxed and happy at the premiere and after-party for his former Parks and Recreation co-star Aubrey Plaza‘s new movie, Ingrid Goes West. A partygoer tells PEOPLE that Pratt “was friendly, outgoing and playful” at the after-party, adding, “I was surprised by how he looked to actually be having fun, and that he was there voluntarily.” Another onlooker who attended the bash at Avenue L.A. adds that “Chris seemed different, like he was ‘free’ almost.” Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images “He said no to pictures though, which is weird because he always likes to take photos with fans,” the onlooker says. “But he was in great spirits and was mingling with everyone he knew, like Amy [Poehler], Aubrey [Plaza] and that whole crew. They were together the whole night.” The party marked a Parks and Recreation reunion, with Pratt, Poehler and Plaza also hanging out with castmate Retta. Michael Kovac/Getty Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images In their social media statement on Sunday night, Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, said, “Anna and I 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,” the statement 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 former couple was married for eight years, and share a son, Jack, who will turn 5 in August. The pair had been plagued with rumors of tension over the past year, and Pratt was recently spotted without his wedding ring in public. A source tells PEOPLE Faris sometimes seemed unhappy while Pratt was away filming and that the separation was often hard for her to bear.