For the longest time, seriously, years and years, this couple was seen as the perfect couple. We wanted to be them and be part of their relationship. They were the ultimate #relationshipgoals for us — which is why it came as such a surprise when they broke up. We couldn’t understand what happened. How could a couple that looked so happy all the time actually get a divorce? But one thing that we have learned from celebrities is that we really don’t know what goes on behind closed doors and these people are actors after all. But it was fun while it lasted, wasn’t it?
It’s great to see them co-parenting together and remaining friends after all is said and done. We can only hope that it’s all for the best. One thing we love, though, is going back in time and seeing the way things once were between the couple. They have both moved on with their lives, but it doesn’t hurt for us to take a moment and remember why we loved Chris Pratt and Anna Faris as a couple. We have a great variety of photos that fans are sure to love. Check out these 20 rare photos of Chris Pratt and his ex-wife, Anna Faris.
20 They Fell In Love Working Together
The two met many years ago in 2007 while they were at the table read for the movie Take Me Home Tonight. Pratt described the encounter as instantaneous chemistry. At the time Faris was still married to her first husband, Ben Indra. So they didn’t get together right away; they were friends first. Pratt in an interview with Elle made it clear that they "never crossed the line" while on set, but admitted that they were "developing feelings for each other at the time." Of course, we know that Faris did leave her husband and start dating Pratt. It was practically love at first sight.
19 They Are Amicable For The Sake Of Their Son
We never know how two people are going to handle a divorce, especially when children are involved. The split seemed heartbreaking for both of them so, we were never sure if they would want anything to do with each other after. Sometimes celebrities surprise us in the sense that they work things out and get along after the divorce. It makes us wonder why they couldn’t just work things out as a couple. These two, however, are doing whatever they have to, to stay amicable for the sake of their son. They even went out for Halloween together with their new prospective partners so that their son Jack could see both of them.
18 He Wanted To Marry Her The First Day He Met Her
That’s probably the sweetest thing that we have heard so far. The two got engaged a few months after they started dating, but Pratt told People that he knew that he wanted to marry Faris right away. “I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon [after I met her,]” he said. “It took a while for me to admit it because it would be crazy to be like, ‘I want to marry you’ the first day I met her. But I could have!” It’s amazing how something can start out so perfect and then fall apart in the end.
17 He Started To Wear A Wedding Band Before They Got Married
We have so many feels when it comes to a statement like that. How sweet was Chris Pratt? He was so anxious to have Faris as his wife that he wanted to wear a ring immediately just like she did when she wore the engagement ring. He went out and got one and started wearing it. When he was asked about it, he told People, “I just kind of wanted one,” he said. “She got one, and I was like, ‘I want one!’” They didn’t go all out for a wedding either. “We’re going to defy convention and not plan anything big,” he said. “We’re just going to go on vacation and come back married.”
16 He Made Promises About The Kind Of Dad He Wanted To Be
It’s pretty obvious that Chris Pratt wants to be a large part of his son’s life, and when the divorce was finalized, he got joint custody of Jack. When Jack was born, he was born premature and he had to spend time in the NICU for a month, which was an emotional rollercoaster for his parents. He promised God that if Jack pulled through, he would be the best dad ever. “It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor said. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us, he was so beautiful and perfect.”
15 They Were Couple Goals
Not only did they laugh together a lot but they always seemed so gaga for each other on the red carpet. Pratt wasn’t afraid of committing to Faris right away and they spent a long time together. It seemed as if they had no probably gushing about each other and making their relationship fun. "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,” he told a Reddit AMA. What went wrong? That’s why it was so hard for fans to understand the breakup, it seemed so out of left field.
14 They Surprised Everyone When They Split
As we said before, everyone was in love with Chris Pratt and Anna Faris as a couple. They were two comedians that seemed to fit perfectly together. No one would have ever thought that the two of them would split up. It just seemed as if the moment Chris Pratt shot to superstardom that his marriage started to have problems. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed," he posted on his social media page. They proved to have a united front with a joint statement which showed that they weren't willing to talk badly about each other.
13 Co-parenting With Chris Is Important To Anna
Anna has stated time and again that it’s really important for her that Jack is happy and that he has parents that love him very much. We are always impressed when couples that split go the extra length and be good to each other for the sake of their children. Part of that is always making sure that Jack knows that he’s a great kid and that he’s surrounded by happiness. “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 couple said in a joint statement.
12 They Will Continue To Love Each Other
Maybe this is something that celebrities just say when they are going through a split. They want less media exposure and don’t want to have to talk about the ugliness of the split. We have seen Faris and Pratt out with their son together after the split so there must be some truth to the fact that they can at least be in the same room with each other. But still, it leaves us with some sadness that the two weren’t able to work things out. “Divorce sucks,” Pratt told Entertainment Weekly. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.”
11 Hollywood Talk Hurt Her Feelings
Of course, when a split happens and takes everyone by surprise there are the inevitable questions as to what exactly happened that resulted in the end of the marriage. There was a lot of talk going on around that especially because Pratt transformed himself into a stunning male specimen. Faris has admitted that the Hollywood talk hurt her. “[It] stung a little bit harder than I thought it would. I had always kind of believed that part of the talk of celebrity couples were sort of true, because they had never been part of my life. I was like, ‘Oh, maybe there’s a kernel of truth to that.’”
10 They Had An Incredible Marriage
It’s always sad when we hear celebrity couples admit that they had an incredible marriage but somehow still, it fell apart. She told Dax Shepard, “I think what we were also guilty of—although we ... have a great friendship now, we love our son... and I’m really proud of that because I’m not sure I did that well the first time [Faris was married before to Ben Indra from 2004-2008].” At least they are able to stay friends after it’s all said and done. The two were friends first so maybe that will help them navigate their lives now that they are moving on to very different lives.
9 She Was Really Proud Of Being With Him
When Chris Pratt shot to superstardom due to his appearances in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, no one was prouder of him than his wife, Faris. She used to write the cutest posts on social media stating how she couldn’t believe that she was lucky enough to be with Chris Pratt. On Twitter she wrote, “@prattprattpratt thinks I'm taking a nap but I'm really watching the last @JurassicPark trailer over and over-can't believe he's my man.” If that isn’t the sweetest thing that we have ever read, then we’re not sure what could top it. It makes us wonder what really did happen between them in the end.
8 She Accepted Him No Matter How He Looked
At one point in their relationship, Anna Faris was considered to be the best looking one out of the two. She loved Chris back when he was a different looking guy, and it seemed as soon as he got fit, he bailed on her. Whether or not that’s true is hard to tell since we know very little of the breakup. Faris made it clear that she loved Chris long before he changed his body, and accepting someone for who they are is true love indeed. "I love Chris ripped and I love him a little rounder too," she told Redbook.
7 Anna Knew Her Worth In The Relationship
During her podcast Unqualified, Anna Faris implied that she didn’t feel respected in the relationship any longer and that was why it ended, which spoke volumes. When one of her callers asked for relationship advice, she answered with, “I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like feeling like I’m checking my relationship off the list.” The star went on to add, “And that would be the final piece of advice I could give you… know your worth, know your independence, know that you’re young and there are so many people out there.” She finished by saying, “Life is too short for you to be in relationships where you’re not feeling like this isn’t fully right, or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you.”
6 The Two Became A Brand Together
One of the reasons why they were so great together was that they created a brand around who they were. People just expected these two down to earth comedians to be together forever because they fit so good together. When they were on the red carpet, there was plenty of PDA and the two made jokes together during interviews. You just couldn’t imagine one without the other. Both noticed the change in fans perceptions when they broke up because of it. “Chris and I did talk about [it]. We got, like on the Twitter feed, yes like ‘Love is [no more]’ and ‘relationship goals,'” she told Entertainment Weekly.
5 When He Said They Were Going To Be Together Forever
Even when Chris Pratt first shot to superstardom there was still no sign of trouble in the air. It was business as usual and no one suspected a thing. Chris Pratt was being interviewed by Chelsea Handler and she asked him if Faris preferred him to be fit or not. Pratt answered that she preferred him “sloppy.” He went on to say that Faris just wanted him to be happy in whatever way that he wanted. “I mean, we’re going to be together forever, and she wants me to be, you know…” The audience agreed that it was all pretty sweet.
4 They Were Like Magnets
One thing that we loved so much about Chris and Anna as a couple was that they had amazing chemistry and we could certainly see that one the red carpet. Pratt stated in an interview that the connection between him and Anna was immediate. "It was like magnets. Our personalities meshed, she was a goofball, she liked to have fun, it was impossible to offend her... we were friends first, but she left her husband at the end of the movie, and we started dating when we were back in Los Angeles,” he told Elle. It’s the end of an era.
3 Chris Texted Anna After He Got Engaged
Since they are determined to work together and do what’s right for their son, Chris obviously felt the need to let Anna know that he got engaged. He posted it on social media after, so he probably didn’t want her to find out that way. It must be hard on some level for her to see him move on with someone else even if she believes that being a part is what’s best. “Chris texted me this morning and he was like, ‘I proposed to Katherine last night.’ And I was like, ‘Ahh, that’s amazing,’” she said during an episode of Unqualified. “And I texted him back like, ‘I just wanted to remind you I’m an ordained minister.’ I’m not very good at it …”
2 Anna Is Happy For Chris And Katherine
She seems to be in favor of his new wife to be and the fact that they all get together and hang out for Jack’s sake says that she at least must be comfortable with Katherine. “I’m so happy for them,” she gushed on her episode. “I knew that it was gonna happen, and I love her and I love him and I’m just so happy that they found each other.” Some would consider that to be a weird response from an ex-wife, but these days divorces are more modern in the aspect that no one wants to spend their life fighting with someone that they have to see all the time.
1 They Are Doing What’s Best For Jack
There aren’t too many divorced couples out there that are willing to hang out with their ex-husband and his new girlfriend but Anna Faris has bitten the bullet because she wants Jack just to be loved by everyone. “I so subscribe to the idea of, like, expanding, like, family and love with Jack,” the Overboard actress explained on the podcast. “[Katherine’s] awesome.” She told US Weekly, “I think it’s just the general idea of just making sure that [Jack’s] surrounded by a lot of love and happiness.” We have to give her a lot of credit. “We’re really good at that and we have amazing friends and incredible family and we have like just the most amazing resources to make sure that he feels safe and protected and happy. And so far, he is.”