When Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation after eight years of marriage, it was a shocking blow to their fans — easily one of the most surprising celeb breakups of 2017. Neither has spoken directly about the situation since, but they’re 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’s dealing with both in her personal life and in her career — which includes a starring role on the CBS sitcom Mom and a forthcoming book with a foreword by Pratt — fans would have forgiven the actress for skipping this week’s 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, “Hey, dear listeners, I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you.”
The remarks were Faris’s first since she and Pratt broke the initial news of their split in a joint statement on social media. “We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” the statement read. “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 went to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.”
After she posted the news to Instagram, fans inundated her account with supportive comments telling her to “stay strong” and praising her as “smart, funny, and beautiful.”
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