When Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage, it was a shocking blow to their fans 鈥 easily one of the most surprising celeb breakups聽of 2017. Neither has spoken directly about the situation since, but they鈥檙e not in hiding, either. Pratt made his first post-split appearance at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, and now Faris has spoken out via her podcast to thank fans for their support.

Considering all she鈥檚 dealing with both in her personal life and in her career 鈥 which includes a starring role on the CBS sitcom聽Mom and a forthcoming book with a foreword by Pratt 鈥 fans would have forgiven the actress for skipping this week鈥檚 installment of her Anna Faris Is Unqualified podcast. But the 40-year-old was apparently prepared for the situation and pre-recorded a crossover episode with the My Favorite Murder podcasters.

Before things got rolling, though, Faris popped in with a quick intro, saying, 鈥淗ey, dear listeners, I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I鈥檝e been receiving, and I truly love you.鈥

The remarks were Faris鈥檚 first since she and Pratt broke the initial news of their split in a joint statement on social media. 鈥淲e are sad to announce we are legally separating,鈥 the statement read. 鈥淲e tried hard for a long time, and we鈥檙e really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we went to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.鈥

After she posted the news to Instagram, fans inundated her account with supportive comments telling her to 鈥渟tay strong鈥 and praising her as 鈥渟mart, funny, and beautiful.鈥

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