It’s safe to say that the separation of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris after eight years of marriage pretty much shocked everyone. And it’s left fans wondering: was cheating at the root of this upsetting breakup?
Infidelity rumors have plagued the couple for a long time now, so it’s no wonder new speculation has spread. Just a few weeks before the couple went public with their decision to separate, the mother-of-one hinted at some marital problems in an interview with People magazine.
“I don’t think that’s something, when you’re an actor, that you’re prepared for,” Anna told the mag of having a high-profile relationship. “There are two different roles that you play — the one on-camera and the one in public. That’s the tricky part.”
This “trickiness” reached new heights in 2016 when reports swirled that Chris, 38, had a fling with his Passengers co-star Jennifer Lawrence, 26. After outlets alleged that Chris had been unfaithful to his 40-year-old wife, Anna addressed the concerns on her podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified.
“It made me feel incredibly insecure,” Anna said of the accusations of cheating. “Chris and I, we talk about this a lot. We grapple with a lot of the ideas of being a public couple.” When asked how she usually responds to the rumors, she said, “I think it is to never respond.” But she did reveal that she’s become defensive at times. “My knee-jerk reaction was to be like ‘f–k you.’”
It’s clear that trust issues arose amid the constant speculation. “I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris,” she revealed. “But having said that, of course, in this crazy world where he’s off doing movies and I’m in LA raising our child, of course I’m going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would.”
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While the couple’s announcement seemed cordial enough, it’s clear that fans on Twitter are taking sides. Many of them are pointing to Jennifer as the cause of the split, and they’re really making their feelings known. “I don’t know why but I blame Jennifer Lawrence for Chris and Anna getting divorced,” one Twitter user wrote, while another quipped, “Today’s Headline: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris separating. Next Month’s Headline: Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence dating.”
Jennifer Lawrence is shady and problematic. I don't want to think she's she reason Anna and Chris Pratt are now separated.
— 𝔞𝔟𝔟𝔶 𝔪𝔢𝔢𝔱𝔰 𝔢𝔳𝔦𝔩 (@spookyjimin_) August 7, 2017
The way Chris Pratt looked at Jennifer Lawrence in interviews… I saw this separation coming. 😍
— Saadiqah** (@saadiqah) August 7, 2017
The parents have yet to address whether or not their separation is a result of cheating, and based on their statement, it sounds like we won’t be hearing from them for awhile. “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,” the duo shared with fans. We’re all keeping four-year-old Jack in our thoughts during this difficult time.