Celebrity power couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that after eight years of marriage the two were legally separating:
Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. …
Followers of the couple were deeply upset by the separation:
Just woke up and saw that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are breaking up. pic.twitter.com/Tuz6birCZV
— Sonya (@sonyaloveslatte) August 7, 2017
Now, fellow celebrity Kristen Bell is doling out some words of wisdom to fans devastated by the split.
Speaking to E! News, Bell said that she believes that followers should focus more on the happy moments Pratt and Faris undoubtedly shared.
And all this talk of divorce allowed Bell to reflect on her own marriage to Dax Shepard, and how she’d handle a potential martial falling out:
“You should say, ‘Oh, they tried. But that doesn’t discount the lovely years they had together.’
If I ever get divorced, I’m still going to be like, ‘Wow, I loved being married to that man. I’m glad I spent my time with that person.’
We may have to make different choices; those choices might make us sad for a while, but ultimately you have to make hard choices in life. I don’t fault anyone for making them.”
Her partnership with Shepard isn’t always easy, Bell claimed. The mother of two said that her marriage is “really hard” and takes constant “work”:
“We go to couple’s therapy. We make sure that we’re talking with respect to each other. When we sit down to have a disagreement it’s a disagreement, not an argument.”
But the two are able to make things work.
Unfortunately, the same couldn’t be said for Pratt and Faris.
Some rumors attributed their split to Pratt’s meteoric rise through television and film, but Bell isn’t completely on board with that line of thinking — though she does argue that constant travel can cause a strain:
“I don’t necessarily know that it’s ‘Hollywood’ that gets in the way. The reality is when you’re working in this industry you’re sometimes shooting a movie in China for four months. You’re away from your family for four months. I think it’s more the separation than anything that can weigh on people.”
The “Frozen” star acknowledged the difficulty of such a public split, but ultimately does not fault the couple for making the decision:
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“We may have to make different choices; those choices might make us sad for a while, but ultimately you have to make hard choices in life. I don’t fault anyone for making them.”
And she thoroughly believes that the Hollywood community should find the positive in a generally negative situation.
Pratt and Faris share a 4-year-old son, Jack, who they will continue to co-parent.