While many were devastated over last weekend’s news that Anna Faris and Chris Pratt had decided to split after eight years of marriage, one of Faris’s Hollywood pals, Frozen star Kristen Bell, had a slightly different take on the breakup and offered some words of wisdom for everyone mourning the loss of their union: Let. It. Go!
Chatting with E!, the 37-year-old said, “I think there’s a little bit of lack of acknowledgment about really loving something that was. If there are two people that decide not to be together, it shouldn’t really be a heartbreak for everyone.”
As for those rumors that the pair’s split had to do with Pratt’s rising Hollywood star? Bell isn’t buying it. “I don’t necessarily know that it’s ‘Hollywood’ that gets in the way,” she said. “The reality is, when you’re working in this industry, you’re sometimes shooting a movie in China for four months. You’re away from your family for four months. I think it’s more the separation than anything that can weigh on people.”
And even if a relationship ends, it’s not necessarily a failed romance. As Bell noted, “You should say, ‘Oh, they tried. But that doesn’t discount the lovely years they had together.'”
She also revealed how she’d react if she ever found herself in Faris’s shoes with husband Dax Shepard. She’s the first to say it takes work to keep their relationship strong. “We go to couple’s therapy,” she shared. “We make sure that we’re talking with respect to each other. When we sit down to have a disagreement, it’s a disagreement, not an argument.”
And if all that should fail? “If I ever get divorced, I’m still going to be like, ‘Wow, I loved being married to that man,'” she said.
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(h/t E!; photo via Michael Buckner/Getty)