Hollywood power couple Chris Pratt, 38, and Anna Faris, 40, were married for eight years before announcing their heartbreaking split earlier this month.
The actors, who have a 5-year-old son together, said that they decided to part ways after trying for a “long time” to make it work.Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty Images
The couple wrote in a statement:
“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…”
Rumors quickly started to swirl around the couple’s sudden separation. Some pointed fingers at Pratt’s busy work schedule, while others blamed his “Passengers” co-star, Jennifer Lawrence.Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
However, the “Hunger Games” actress shut down any rumors of an affair a short time later when she revealed that she was in a relationship with her “Mother” director, Darren Aronofsky.
But regardless of all the drama surrounding their relationship, Pratt and Faris said that they had one primary focus — their son, Jack.
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) May 12, 2015
According to People, the couple is now working to make sure they make a smooth transition into co-parenting once the divorce is finalized.
A source close to the couple told People that they’ve actually started couples counseling. They said:
“They are going through couples counseling now, which is what you do when you want to divorce and there are children involved. It won’t likely change the status but it could help with their future coparenting.”
It’s not currently clear who will take primary custody of Jack, who turned five this month. But Pratt’s busy work schedule certainly won’t help his case…
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) December 13, 2014
The source also said that it was Pratt’s hectic work schedule that was primarily to blame for the A-list couple’s split. They said:
“Their work separations have taken a toll, and it is not likely that the marriage can be repaired enough to work right now. But there is still love between them.”
Chris is currently the leading man in multiple blockbuster film franchises, including “Jurassic World” and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” In 2018, he is will also appear in “Avengers: Infinity War.”
And that hasn’t been easy on Anna, according to the source. They said:
“Chris is in demand now and will continue to be traveling all over the world, keeping them apart. That doesn’t make young marriages fare well.”
But despite their sudden split, it seems that the Hollywood couple is determined to work together for the sake of their 5-year-old son.