Gossip rags and the paparazzi know how to spin a story to their advantage. They’ll spread untrue rumors to stirrup more gossip all just to sell subscriptions and get digital hits and clicks. They don’t care about the people their lies and fabrications affect.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris recently divorced. They’d been together for eight years, meeting on the set of take Me Home tonight. Pratt proposed in a trailer on set.
He told People in an interview: I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon [after I met her.] It took a while for me to admit it because it would be crazy to be like, ‘I want to marry you’ the first day I met her. But I could have!’
Sadly though, they announced their separation on Pratt’s Facebook page: ‘Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. 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.’
Faris has released a book titled Anna Faris Unqualified: Love and Relationship Advice from a Celebrity Who Just Wants to Help. In it, she covers her marriage, plastic surgery and her jealousy over seeing her then-husband acting as a love interest to some of Hollywood’s most beautiful co-stars. One of whom was actress, Jennifer Lawrence who starred alongside Pratt in the movie Passengers.
Faris told The New York Times her feelings about the release of her book: ‘At first, I was nervous about the idea of the book coming out and coinciding with these major life changes we were having, but Chris is amazing.’
She discusses the feelings of jealousy and insecurity she had when Pratt had to serve )on film), as another woman’s love interest. Her publicist even took her aside to warn her of the inevitable rumors that would come about. Faris even talks about how Lawrence apologized for them.
Buzzfeed reported: ‘even before they met in person, my publicist, out of the blue, pulled me aside and said, “Anna, listen, there are going to be paparazzi all over them,” she said. “There are going to be shots of them laughing together on their way to set. There are going to be stories circulating, and you have to brace yourself for this.” I didn’t think it would bother me. I’ve been in this business a while now, and I had seen Chris star alongside other beautiful women, like Aubrey Plaza and Bryce Dallas Howard.’
In the book, Anna revealed: ‘Jennifer and I really are friendly, and she was apologetic even though she didn’t need to be because she hadn’t done anything wrong. She’s awesome, but of course, it’s hurtful and also embarrassing when people are saying your husband is cheating on you, even if it’s patently untrue. You still feel, and look, like a fool.’
I imagine it’s not comfortable being in Faris’s situation. How compassionate of Jennifer Lawrence to apologize for the flack the other woman would have to face. Even when you know what’s written isn’t true, it must be frustrating when those in control of the stories printed about you don’t really care about how their words can hurt.