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Fans Are Blaming Jennifer Lawrence for Chris Pratt and Anna Faris' Breakup, and It's Not Okay

Stop looking for "the other woman."

Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence | ELLE UK
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Earlier this week, the world was saddened to hear that our favorite funny pair Anna Faris and Chris Pratt had announced they were separating after eight years of marriage.

Unsurprisingly, their social media announcements were met with devastated fans, with Facebook users commenting the couple "seemed so perfect for each other," while others pleaded for them not to "stop trying" to make their marriage work.

However, after the sadness came anger, with some fans looking for someone else to blame for the break up, most noticeably Chris' costar Jennifer Lawrence from his hit 2016 film Passengers.

Last year, the pair were accused of engaging in an affair—a claim both Jennifer and Chris vehemently denied—which even forced Anna to open up about in her podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified.

Discussing the pain of hearing the accusations, the Scary Movie actress admitted: "I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris, but having said that, of course, in this crazy world where he's off doing movies and I'm in L.A. raising our child, of course I'm going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would."

"It made me feel incredibly insecure," she added, later revealing to US Weekly that the false reports were particularly "stinging" to both her and Chris.

In light of the breakup, some fans are speculating that Lawrence and Pratt will "be dating soon," and have even accused her of causing the split between Liam Hemsworth (her Hunger Games costar) and Miley Cyrus in 2013.

For starters, let's just clarify how deeply disrespectful and offensive it is to blame someone for the downfall of another couple's marriage for no good reason. The same thing happened when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt last September, and in the days that followed the announcement, memes of Jennifer Aniston gloating and enjoying Jolie's pain sprouted up across the internet. While they were found merely to be a joke by some, many women took to social media to question why females—because, let's be honest, it is women in the majority of cases—must be pitted against each other in an endless catfight for dominance and attention.

Then came the accusations that the split was due to Pitt's alleged affair with his Allied costar Marion Cotillard, forcing both a then-pregnant Cotillard and her partner Guillaume Canet to address the rumors, revealing how painful it was to deny the claims rather than enjoy the impending arrival of their baby.

So to suggest that Jennifer Lawrence had anything to do with the split solely due to her on-screen romance with Chris (it's called acting FYI, look it up) is deeply insulting, sexist, and downright unfounded.

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