At the beginning of the month, acting couple Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced that they have legally separated after more than eight years of matrimony. The news came as a shock to those who considered the acting pair one of the “normal” couples in Hollywood, and now for the first time, Anna Faris has lifted the lid on their separation.
On the 6th of August, Faris and Pratt posted similar messages on their social media pages. Here is the message the actress posted on her Instagram page. Chris posted a similar message with an additional sentence stating “we will continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”
Now, almost three weeks after the unexpected announcement in which there has been complete silence on the matter, Anna finally spoke about the separation on her podcast ‘Unqualified’.
The Baltimore-born actress began the podcast by thanking her fans for all the support they have shown her after the divorce announcement.
“Hey, dear listeners, I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you,” the 40-year-old said.
‘Unqualified’ is a free-form advice podcast that Anna launched in November 2015. It consists of human interest stories and interviews with celebrities and cultural figures, followed by personal phone-calls to listeners asking for relationship and other advice. During the latest episode, Faris might have hinted at the possible issues that caused a rift between her and Chris.
“Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right. Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right, or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you in every way,” the star of The House Bunny advised.
During the show, Faris said how she learned all these lessons first hand and offered this bit of wisdom: “I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, feeling like, ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list.’ And the final advice that I could give you would be: know your worth.”
“Know your independence. Know that you’re young and there are so many people out there. There’s so much life experience. I hope you get to live it all,” Faris concluded.