10 Things You Didn’t Know About Chris Pratt And Anna Faris’ RelationshipPublished on July 8, 2016. Updated March 20, 2018
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were one of Hollywood’s cutest comedic couples. Since they recently announced that they were separating after eight years of marriage, we can’t help but feel sad and disappointed. These two really seemed like they were in it for the long haul and we really feel that their separation announcement really came out nowhere. Since we’re going to miss these two as a couple, join as we take a look at 11 things you didn’t know about their relationship:
11. Life Before Chris Pratt
Before she met and married Chris, Anna dated a lot of good looking jerks who treated her like garbage, but it taught her what she was looking for in a relationship. “My whole 20s were about relationship learning, and I had so many bad relationships, but I feel like I at least learned what made me feel good and what didn’t make me feel good,” she said. “But I did learn, at least, from some of those relationships what kindness was and how I wanted a guy who was actually – who was nice and kind. It sounds simple, but that’s what I hope for you.”
10. Met on Set
They met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007. At the time, she was still married to her first husband, Ben Indra. Upon meeting her, Pratt thought she was hot and funny, but since she wasn’t single, he didn’t pursue her. They still became friends though. When she would come over, he would leave his porn magazines out and he even once detailed a sexual encounter of his and he loved that she was unfazed by it. A year later when she finally left Indra, he decided that he was going to marry her.
9. Falling in Love
Pratt once said that he and Faris fell in love on set the film Take Me Home when they were playing on-screen lovers. “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. “So we were friends, and I was there for her. And we had just played love interests, so we had this tight bond spending so much time and spending nights in Phoenix, but we never crossed the line. But we were, I think, developing feelings for each other at the time, you know?”
8. Gun Lover
The Guardians of the Galaxy star loves his guns and has his own gun arsenal. He’s also an avid hunter. He even bought the Scary Movie star a gun so that she could protect herself if anyone ever broke into their home while he was away filming.
7. Bug Collectors
Anna fell for Chris after she discovered that he collected bugs. “I had a bug collection and… when Chris and I first started dating he invited me over to his apartment and he had, also, a dead bug collection,” she said on The Late Late Show with James Corden. She was so moved by this that she actually started to cry! “I was like, I’ve met the man of my dreams,” she said. “We both have dead bug collections.”
Chris and Anna have one child together, Jack, who was born in August 2012 prematurely. “My water broke in the middle of the night at seven months. We rushed to the hospital, and they were able to halt active labor with magnesium. I was at the hospital and the goal was to be in bed for four weeks … but on the seventh day, I went into labor again. I was in denial. For hours I was like, ‘I’m just having indigestion.’ Chris and I were so scared, but then Jack came out, even though he was so tiny, he looked so good to us,” she told Redbook.
5. Out of His League
In 2012, he told GQ that he thought Anna’s out of his league. “I married way out of my pay grade. I have no idea how that happened. She’s so goddamn funny and so good,” he said. “She is a legit comedy powerhouse. But I’m not going to question it too much. I don’t know what it is, man. I guess chicks dig love handles or something.”
4. She Likes Him Fat
When Pratt slimmed down and toned up for his role in The Guardians of the Galaxy, he told GQ that Anna prefers him fat and, in February 2016, she confirmed to People that she’s on Team #FatPratt. “I want to unwrap a sleeping bag. Put him in the middle of it. Roll it up. Tie him up. Force-feed him like, dumplings. Put him in the attic. And just fatten him up,” she said.
3. Soul Mates
The Jurassic World star once said that he thinks the Mom actress was his soul mate. “Anna and I were meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life,” he told fans during an AMA on Reddit.
According to Chris, he and Anna had a lot of strange things in common. “He and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in L.A.,” he said. “We both got our start in horror spoofs. We both did an animated movie for Phil Lord and Chris Miller. We both made our careers playing guileless nitwits for laughs. We both have parents that have suffered with MS. The similarities go on and on.”
On August 6, the couple announced on Facebook that they were separating after eight years of marriage. Although rumors have been swirling about infidelity, sources claim that the couple split because they had differing views about how they wanted to raise their family. Faris reportedly wanted more children and was looking to have a family that spent more time together while Pratt was more interested in focusing on his career. Sources said that he isn’t interested in having more children at the moment because he doesn’t want to balance his career and a growing family. The pair plan to keep their separation and divorce amicable for their son, Jack.