In August of 2017, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation. Because love is dead and we’re all just bags of meat on a space rock who will one day succumb to entropy.
Little by little, they’ve both opened up this month about how it feels now that they’re divorcing.
Chris has just come right out and said it: It sucks.
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is coming out in June, for better or for worse, and as part of the press tour, Chris Pratt spoke to Entertainment Weekly.
And yes, he touched on his divorce. And he was blunt:
It can ultimately make people’s lives happier, but the process … is not fun. Kind of like how surgery can save your life, but you’ll definitely spend a few days feeling like you’ve been cut open.
“But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much.”
The couple shares a 5-year-old son, Jack. He remains the priority.
“We’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another.”
That can be so challenging. It’s amazing that they’re keeping things amicable.
“It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.”
Anna Faris recently spoke to Women’s Health about the secret to keeping things healthy during this painful process.
“What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly.”
That can be key for a successful marriage, but some couples allow a total breakdown of communication when they divorce. And that can be disastrous.
But Anna reminds people that not every divorce works the same way.
“We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this.”
It sounds like the key is keeping their priorities in order.
“We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack.”
Every parent’s first priority should always be the welfare fo their child.
“I cherish my family, my close friends, my child — that makes the rest of it worth it.”
It wasn’t so long ago that an insider dished to Entertainment Tonight about how Chris and Anna are getting along.
“They still laugh and joke together and have seemed to have found a nice friendship as they co-parent.”
That sounds so healthy for them.
More importantly, it sounds really good for their young son.
“They are really committed to making this split as easy on Jack as they can.”
Of course, 5 is a time of massive transitions for children, but they know that.
“Helping him adjust to a big kid school is part of that.”
As soon as news of their split broke, rumors began to circulate that Chris Pratt was already dating someone else.
While there are many obvious reasons why it’s totally plausible to believe that he could land just about anyone, we should remember that this divorce isn’t happening because either Chris or Anna is a horndog.
Some joked after they announced their separation, saying things like: “This is why I’ll never let my man get hot.”
But that wasn’t the problem.
Sometimes, people just grow apart. It can be difficult when suddenly the person whose big break was starring on a sitcom is suddenly a movie star.
And no, despite rumors to the contrary, Chris Pratt is not dating Olivia Munn. They’re just friends.
It’s so good that Chris and Anna have found a way to make things work during their divorce.
So many splits turn acrimonious so quickly.
This is good for them, and even better for their son.
We imagine that this subject will come up a lot more, because we have two whole months until Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom comes out in theaters.
So Chris will be doing many more interviews. Obviously, a lot of people still have a lot of questions.
We continue to wish Chris and Anna the best.