Anna Faris opens up about her marriage to Chris Pratt in the October issue of Live Happy magazine. The interview, though, took place in June, just two months before the couple’s announcement on Sunday that they were legally separating.
The 40-year-old actress shares her issues when it comes to relationships, admitting she’s vulnerable when it comes to love, and talks about romance advice she received from her mother as a young adult — which is to “be selfish in love.”
“I didn’t understand what that meant for a long time,” she acknowledges. “But I later realized she meant to protect my heart and look out for myself and let a partner rise to that… There was a time when I was willing to marry any cute boy that looked at me. I felt like if someone was attractive and wanted to hook up, it was a validation of my own identity.”
Faris also reveals her difficulty handling conflict.
“I can’t stand confrontation, which maybe is a character flaw,” she muses. “But having said that, I do feel like when I do get upset, which is rare as my husband and family would say, I have a hard time letting go.”
The actress notes that it takes a lot for her to get to that point, even when it comes to dealing with the stress of working in the business.
“I think that as I get older and [spend more time] in Hollywood, I realize there are so many things that can ruffle your feathers,” she explains. “But if I spent time getting worked up like that, I’d be in a state of total anxiety all day. For me, I guess it comes down to choosing your battles. And I don’t, in general, find myself getting road rage.”
“I also feel like so many women, especially working moms, are so exhausted,” she adds. “There are times when I think, ‘Do I have the energy to be upset?’ and the answer is ‘no.'”
As for tabloid reports on her and Pratt, she says the two aren’t bothered by them in the slightest.
“I’m really lucky that I have Chris and we laugh a lot about stupid stuff,” she comments. “I was reading false rumors in a tabloid about us, and I feel so lucky that Chris and I can laugh about it rather than let it ruin our day.”
Faris also gushes about the 38-year-old actor’s over-the-top romantic gestures.
“I recently visited Chris in London while he was shooting ‘Jurassic World 2’, and he rented a boat that took us up and down the Thames,” she recalls. “He had scones and it was wildly romantic. He’s constantly doing really romantic things like that which are so wonderful. But I also think that for us, our best date is an afternoon at our Washington home. Chris will put our crab pots out early in the morning, and later that day, we’ll eat fresh crab with a little butter and just look at the scenery.”
“I think that’s one of the many reasons we fit so well together,” she notes about both calling the Northwest home. “We get each other because even though we met under the lights of Hollywood, we’re from the same place. We both know the same trees and smells and birds. It sounds corny, but those are things that ground us in everything outside of Hollywood.”
On Sunday night, Faris and Pratt announced they were legally separating via a joint statement they both posted on their social media accounts. The two have been married for eight years and share 4-year-old son Jack.
“We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” the statement reads. “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.”
Watch the video below for more on the split.
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