Anna Faris said she felt her 'hand was forced' in divorce from Chris Pratt

Jacob Sarkisian
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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris married in 2009 and divorced in 2018. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images
  • Chris Pratt and Anna Faris married in 2009 and divorced in 2018.

  • In her podcast, Faris said her "hand was forced" in the divorce from Pratt.

  • Faris is engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett. Pratt is married to Katherine Schwarzenegger.

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Anna Faris has opened up about her split from ex-husband Chris Pratt, to whom she was married for eight years.

Speaking to guest Rachel Bilson on the May 3 episode of her podcast, "Anna Faris Is Unqualified," Faris said she felt her "hand was forced" in the divorce from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star.

"For me, I think after every breakup, at some point I realize that there were a lot of things I ignored that I really shouldn't have," Faris said.

"In hindsight, it felt like my hand was forced. I don't think it was ever an independent decision," Faris said.

Faris and Pratt met in 2007 during a table read for the movie "Take Me Home Tonight," in which they both starred. They became engaged in 2008 and married the following year, staying together until 2017 when they announced their separation. The divorce was finalized in 2018.

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On her podcast, Faris told Bilson that she never opened up to Pratt about any of the struggles she experienced, and that her lack of a group of close girlfriends made it difficult for her to open up to anyone in general.

"I think it stunted me in a lot of ways. One of them being that I never talked about any issues, so to the people, even who I was closest to, I'm sure things were more transparent with my relationship with Ben, but with Chris, I think that we both protected that imagery even within our close circles," Faris said.

Before Pratt, Faris was married to actor Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008. Now, Pratt and Faris, who share an 8-year-old son, are on good terms, and Pratt is married to Katherine Schwarzenegger.

Meanwhile, Faris is engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett, whom she met on the 2018 movie "Overboard."

Later in the podcast, Faris opened up about her past engagements when a caller rang and said she wanted to call off her engagement. Faris agreed.

"I really feel like calling off an engagement is a smarter, stronger, braver move than what I did," Faris said, although she did not specify exactly which engagement she felt that way about.

Faris continued, "Which was like, well, 'I guess everyone is expecting this, so let's just go through with it.'"

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