On Sunday night, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt decided to break-up. They had been together since first meeting in early 2007 at the reading table for the retro-comedy film Take Me Tonight. In that film, they were love interests, and those roles would soon become a reality when they decided to tie the know in Indonesia In July 2009. Faris gave birth to their first and only son Jack in August 2012.
Now, Faris and Pratt have grown so far apart that they’ve decided to separate, with the possibility of divorce. Pratt made a joint-statement on his Facebook page, reflecting his mutual agreement with Faris on the ending their relationship. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Pratt wrote in a joint statement shared on Facebook on Sunday. “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,” Pratt wrote. “We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”
Rumors have spread this year involving potential turmoil between Pratt and Faris. Both stars didn’t wear their wedding rings at events, most recently Faris neglected to wear her wedding ring at the LA premiere of The Emoji Movie this past July.
A source told Time magazine that Faris was unhappy with her relationship with Pratt because of all the time he was away filming. This separation apparently drove an irreparable wedge between this couple, leading to Faris and Pratt seeking a permanent separation from one another.
However, back in April, Pratt expressed his love for Faris after she accompanied the actor on his press tour for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
“These press tours can be such a whirlwind,” he wrote. “I’m grateful to have you and the boy with me on this one. Although it’s 3:00am right now, I was just awakened by a square kick to the back as little man climbed into bed and then must have had a karate dream or something and now I can’t sleep. I’m on insta instead. All you dads and moms know what I’m talking about.”
During an acceptance speech for best action performance at the MTV Music Video Awards, he spoke very lovingly of his wife Anna. Pratt had just won an award for his performance in the 2016 film Jurassic World. He also assured that his son would grow to become an intelligent man because of his smart mom. “Our son was destined to be tough, but thanks to you he will be smart, too.”
Faris once told PEOPLE Magazine that she had a fairly normal relationship with Pratt. “Chris loves to work in the garage and I love to do laundry and watch reality television,” she said. “Just normal people.”
However, Faris said that living the life of a celebrity couple isn’t easy. “I don’t think that’s something, when you’re an actor, that you’re prepared for,” she said. “There are two different roles that you play — the one on-camera and the one in public. That’s the tricky part.”
Back in 2015, Pratt told PEOPLE Magazine how him and Faris maintain their relationship while having to juggle so many different responsibilities.
“It’s just as important, if not more important, to focus on your relationship with your partner because your children are going to leave one day [and] you have to maintain a relationship that’s going to outlast your child’s needs for you,” he said. “I have the support of a strong partner who’s been through this and understands it and whom I can share these experiences with. And we have a family that we’re starting that’s the focus of my attention.”