What Chris Pratt and Anna Faris Are Secretly Doing to Fix Their Marriage

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris shocked us all when they announced on Aug. 6, 2017, that they were “legally separating” after eight years of marriage. The pair released statements via social media, informing everyone of their decision and said that they were “really disappointed” about it.

Their fans were equally upset following the news and speculation about what led to their breakup loomed. Now, however, a new report has offered some hope that Pratt and Faris could get back together and are trying to save their marriage. While we are keeping our fingers crossed for that, here’s a look at what we’ve learned about their relationship post-breakup and what they have secretly been doing to fix their marriage.

1. Pratt and Faris are reportedly in couple’s counseling

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt look at each other on the red carpet.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt | Jesse Grant/Getty Images

While fans have been mourning the separation of the beloved actors, a report from Life & Style claimed that sources revealed Pratt and Faris are in couple’s therapy to try and save their marriage.

“It’s the first time they’ve ever been in counseling together and it only happened after they split,” the insider told the publication. “They have committed to it. They are trying to keep the pressure low by doing it out of the spotlight, but there is still a lot of love between them.”

2. Speculation continues to swirl about what led to breakup

Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, and their son, Jack, at Pratt's Walk Of Fame Star Ceremony on April 21, 2017 in Hollywood, California.

Anna Faris, Chris Pratt, and their son, Jack | Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images

No one, expect for Pratt and Faris, knows exactly what led to their decision to separate, but that hasn’t stopped rumors and speculation about what may have caused it from swirling.

Many felt that the split had to do with Pratt now being a huge movie star, which he wasn’t when he married Faris in 2009. According to TMZ though, sources countered that and said the reason for their breakup was because they weren’t on the same page when it came to family and children. The former couple already has one son named Jack, 5, and sources told the media outlet that Faris wanted more kids, but Pratt did not.

3. Kristen Bell weighs in on split

Kristen Bell wears a tan and navy dress, poses for photos on the red carpet.

Kristen Bell | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Other Hollywood celebs heard fans’ cries about how sad the Pratt and Faris breakup was. So Kristen Bell offered a bit of a positive spin,  suggesting we should be happy for what it was. The Good Place star 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. You should say, ‘Oh, they tried. But that doesn’t discount the lovely years they had together.’ If I ever get divorced, I’m still going to be like, ‘Wow, I loved being married to that man.’

Bell also revealed to E! News that she and her husband, Dax Shepard, have always put a lot of effort into making their marriage work and continue to do so in couples’ counseling.

Maybe it will work for Pratt and Faris too!

4. Allison Janney explained how Faris is coping post-split

Allison Janney making an acceptance speech for an award at the Gracie's.

Allison Janney | Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Alliance for Women in Media

As we know, work doesn’t stop when you go through a breakup, and since Faris is in a sitcom, she has to put on a happy face and keep her comedic edge through this difficult time. For fans wondering how she’s doing, her Mom co-star, Allison Janney, explained that Faris is continuing to smile  while she deals everything.

“She just is a trooper. She comes to work with a smile on her face,” Janney told E! News. “She’s a professional. I love her to death. Her private life she keeps pretty much to herself. She comes to work and gets the job done. She’s got a big smile on her face and she’s getting through it.”

5. Faris spoke out for the first time on podcast following breakup

Anna Faris poses for photos at a movie premiere in Europe.

Anna Faris | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Prior to Janney’s comments, Faris did speak out publicly about her split on her podcast. She made it a point to thank her fans for all their love and support and then, when answering a listener’s question, spoke about her personal experience and a “mistake” she made. She said:

Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you. Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right. I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list. If that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, that would be, ‘Know your worth, know your independence.’

6. Faris discussed marriage and ‘letting go’ during interview

Anna Faris stands at a podium making a speech.

Anna Faris | Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Faris did a candid interview with the magazine Live Happy in June — however, her quotes were released the day after she and Pratt announced their split. The actress said that she does not like conflict, but when she does get upset, she can’t let a thing go.

“I can’t stand confrontation, which maybe is a character flaw,” she said. “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.”

At the time, Faris also gushed about Pratt and talked about their bond and why they “fit so well together.” The conversation was Faris’ last public interview before her breakup.

7.  Pratt has stayed silent since split announcement

Chris Pratt adjusts his tie while poses for photos on a red carpet.

Chris Pratt | Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Since announcing that they were separating, Pratt has stayed mum on their breakup and hasn’t made any public comments about it.

He appeared at the Teen Choice Awards less than a week after taking to social media with the news, but did not mention his family in his acceptance speech. Instead, the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star avoided questions about his private life altogether by skipping the red carpet.

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