On Sunday night, Hollywood couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris took to social media to announce that they are separating after eight years of marriage. The pair, who first met while filming Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and wed in 2009, have a 4-year-old son, Jack.

The Jurassic World star, 38, released a statement on his official Facebook page which read, “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.”

“We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”

Faris, who currently stars in the CBS hit comedy, Mom, released an almost identical statement on her social media pages.

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On a recent podcast, the 40-year-old actress opened up about living in the public eye. “I play a character on Mom, I play a character in movies, but I also play a public character. There’s definitely a loneliness and, like, an internal element to being a performer. I feel like I have to laugh…”

And when unfounded rumors surfaced that Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence got together while filming Passengers, Faris talked on her podcast about how all the chatter affected her.

“It made me feel incredibly insecure. Chris and I, we talk about this a lot. We grapple with a lot of the ideas of being a public couple.”

Pratt’s star has risen fast in the last few years with successful franchises from Jurassic World to Guardians of the Galaxy, catapulting him to leading man status with films grossing over $1 billion worldwide.

Whether the demands of both their careers and living in the public fishbowl led to the breakup is unclear, but both Faris and Pratt seem intent on handling things privately with their son being their top priority.

This was the first marriage for Pratt and the second for Faris, who was married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008.


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