When Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced (opens in new tab) their decision to split in August of 2017 after eight years of marriage, the news left the world devastated. Was true love dead? fans wondered. Because, honestly, if a couple as perfect as Chris and Anna couldn't make it work, who possibly could?
I mean just look:
Now, Pratt is finally opening up about the split and what it's like coparenting his and Faris' five-year-old son, Jack.
"Divorce sucks," he told Entertainment Weekly (opens in new tab). "But at the end of the day, we've got a great kid who's got two parents who love him very much. And we're finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It's not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better."
Even though he says that "divorce sucks" (true statement, Chris), Pratt also says that he and Faris are both "probably doing better" since separating. While it's heartbreaking to learn that these two don't seem headed for miraculous reconciliation, it's always good to learn that people you admire and respect are doing well, so we have to reluctantly call this good news.
Faris has made similar statements hinting at the difficulty of separating and the couple's ongoing commitment to co-parenting.
"What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly," she told Women's Health (opens in new tab). "We reiterate that there aren't rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect [our 5-year-old son] Jack. I cherish my family, my close friends, my child – that makes the rest of it worth it."
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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