Anna Faris was married to Chris Pratt from 2009 to 2018. Recently, she opened up about how pride disrupted their marriage on her “Anna Faris Is Unqualified” podcast.
While talking to her guest, movie star Gwyneth Paltrow, Faris discussed her marriage to Chris Pratt as well as to Ben Indra (they were married from 2004 to 2008). According to Faris, “My two other marriages were with actors, and I don’t think we did a great job of eliminating competitiveness.”
She continued, saying, “Or at least I didn’t, being a proud person, and not wanting to reveal vulnerability.” And regarding Pratt, Faris said that “any hint of competitiveness and comparison, I didn’t handle that very well, I don’t think — and I hope I’ve grown from that.”
Reading between the lines, it seems that Faris is discussing a kind of imbalance between her and Pratt in relation to their respective careers. When they first got together, she was the movie star of films such as Scary Movie and House Bunny and Pratt was a relative unknown starring in Parks and Recreation.
However, Pratt became an international star when he landed the role of Star-Lord in Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy. And riding the success of that movie and positive reaction to his performance, Pratt was soon landing starring roles in movies like Jurassic World and Passengers.
While Pratt’s movie career was exploding, Faris was mostly relegated to TV in her long-running role on the show Mom. But she ended up walking away from that CBS sitcom ahead of its eighth season, which was a contributing role to the later cancellation of the show.
But to hear Faris tell it, she has grown quite a bit since her relationship with Pratt. And while she and Pratt will always be connected by their son (Jack, who is eight years old), both of them have moved on.
Pratt married writer Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019, and their daughter Lyla Maria was born in 2019. Meanwhile, Faris is engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett. She previously asked James Corden if he would officiate their wedding back in 2020; time will tell whether “The Late Late Show” host will help the happy couple say “I do.”