After eight years of marriage, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced their separation in August 2017, and the world was in shock. Though Hollywood isn’t known for its long-lasting relationships, Pratt and Faris seemed happy. However, we all know that things aren’t always as they appear. Though Faris was the more prominent name in the entertainment industry when the duo first wed, Pratt’s roles in Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Jurassic World quickly propelled him to the top of the A-list.
More film roles also meant more time away from Faris and their 5-year-old son, Jack. Though the split seemed amicable, things might be taking a turn for the worse since Pratt is reportedly dating actress Olivia Munn. Here is why everyone is pissed about the new relationship.
Pratt and Munn appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden in December 2016, and they seemed to get along great. They had bonded in the respective couple groups when Pratt and Faris were still married and when Munn was dating football star, Aaron Rodgers.
When Corden asked if they knew each other, Munn responded, “Yes! We hung out when we were both shooting in Atlanta. Went over to their house. There’s fishing, barbecuing. Their son Jack is adorable.”
Pratt added that he was also enamored by Rodgers, “I got nervous, I really wanted [Aaron Rodgers] to be my friend.” We suppose there is no hope in that friendship now.
In April 2016, before the new couple’s appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Munn appeared on Faris’s podcast, Anna Faris Unqualified. During the show, Faris remarked on Munn and Pratt’s mutual love for the Philadelphia Eagles. She said jokingly,
“Oh my God. You’re my husband’s dream woman. My husband loves eagles. I’m like, ‘Honey, isn’t that a little on the nose?'”
That’s pretty awkward to think about now.
A genuine bond
Despite what naysayers may think, it appears that Munn and Pratt might have a genuine connection.
A source told OK Magazine,”It started as a convenient rebound but blossomed into something very real and exciting. Chris and Olivia have a genuine connection … She and Chris really like each other. They both want to see where this goes.”
Divorce is already complicated, especially when it’s in the public eye. Therefore, it must be extremely alarming for Faris to find out her ex-husband is now seeing someone who she had in her home around her child.
Though she will surely keep it classy in public, the Mom actress is reportedly “furious'” and feels “betrayed” by Pratt and Munn’s reported relationship.
Unbothered and unfazed
Though no one from this strange love triangle has publicly commented on Pratt and Munn’s rumored relationship, Daily Mail is reporting Munn is both happy and unbothered.
Apparently the X-Men: Apocolypse actress “wasn’t fazed by Anna” and she “didn’t care” what anyone thinks about her new relationship.
It probably helps take the sting out her ex-husband’s relationship since Faris is also finding love in the arms of someone new. The 41-year-old is reportedly dating cinematographer Michael Barrett.
The pair met on the set of the forthcoming film Overboard which is set to drop in April. 2018.
Keeping it respectful
Though we doubt, Faris and Pratt will be double dating with their new partners, we don’t expect them to be trading barbs with one another in public. When they first announced their split in Aug. 2017, the former couple released a statement saying,
“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.”
Hopefully, the pair can find genuine happiness in the future.
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