Chris Pratt and Anna Faris seemed like the perfect couple, from their super sweet proposal story to the crazy way they met. The two grew up 20 minutes away from each other in Washington but didn’t meet until they were costars in Take Me Home Tonight decades later. Their connection was instant, according to Chris. “It was like magnets,” he told ELLE, even though Anna was married to someone else at the time.
Sadly, their relationship wasn’t as strong as it seemed—the actors are separating after eight years of marriage. Chris made the announcement on Facebook Sunday night. “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” he wrote. “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. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.” The statement was signed by Chris and Anna. Anna posted the same message on her Twitter.
Many turned to Twitter in this time of extreme grief, with a range of emotions and reactions.
The earth-shattering news has sent some into survival mode.
With Chris Pratt and Anna Faris splitting up we need to protect Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively at all costs
— laura (@alohalauraa) August 7, 2017
Others have already given up. (Same.)
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are getting a divorce and in other news love is dead and there’s no hope for any of us.
— Emma Kitty (@EmmaKitt) August 7, 2017
Most of us are wallowing in the depths of despair…
Just woke up and saw that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are breaking up. pic.twitter.com/Tuz6birCZV
— Sonya (@sonyaloveslatte) August 7, 2017
…or are still in denial.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are separating after eight years of marriage.
— . (@earthh_universe) August 7, 2017
A few are even taking it personally.
anna faris and chris pratt breaking up affects me in no way but also i feel like im their child and it’s my fault somehow
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) August 7, 2017
We’re all just trying to find strength and solidarity in this difficult time.
If you or anyone you know has been affected by Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ divorce, please know you are not alone.
— Robert Rosenberg (@RobMRosenberg) August 7, 2017
While it’s always hard on us when a celebrity couple breaks up, we sometimes forget how hard it is on the couple. Wishing Chris, Anna and their family all the best during this tough time.