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Chris Pratt And Anna Faris Separating After Eight Years Of Marriage

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt in 2017. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)
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Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are splitting up after eight years of marriage. The couple, who met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007, married in 2009. They have one son together, four-year-old Jack.

"We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed," the couple said in a joint statement released Sunday night on their various social media channels. " 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 released the statement on his Facebook page and Faris released it on her Twitter and Instagram, somewhat strangely as a screenshot of a text message she had sent.

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"Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life," Pratt said during happier times in a 2015 Reddit AMA. "She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in L.A. We both got our start in horror spoofs. We both did an animated movie for Phil Lord and Chris Miller. We both made our careers playing guileless nitwits for laughs. We both have parents that have suffered with MS. The similarities go on and on. Anna is a great wife. Very patient and understanding. Very supportive. So kind and genuine always. And she gave me a wonderful son and family of in-laws that I truly love."