Love At First Sight
Chris and Anna first met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007. Chris’s character even proposed to Anna’s character in the trailer!
Anna was already a big movie star before she became Chris Pratt’s wife and was most famous for her role as Cindy Campbell in the Scary Movie film franchise.
Apparently, Chris wanted to propose to Anna the moment he met her! “I knew I wanted to marry her pretty soon [after I met her,]” he said in an interview with PEOPLE. “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!”
But there were obstacles in the way – mainly Anna Faris’s husband at the time, Ben Indra. When Anna left her husband at the end of filming, she and Chris immediately began dating.
They got engaged in 2008, but Anna knew that Chris was going to propose months before he popped the question because she found her engagement ring on the floor of his truck by accident. Chris finally asked Anna on her birthday and they got married in 2009, in a beautiful wedding ceremony in Bali.
In August 2012, Anna gave birth to their son, Jack, and together they looked like the very picture of a happy family. Anna even tweeted a picture of Jack and Chris together with the caption, “My main men.”
"Anna and I are meant to be together," Chris said during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit. "Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life.”
They really did seem like the perfect couple. But sadly, the pressures of being Hollywood celebrities would soon put a strain on their relationship.
Rumours And Gossip
After they got married in 2009, Chris soon landed his breakout role as Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreation, and soon showbiz was buzzing about this hot newcomer. He received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for the role and was soon starring in major Hollywood films. The real shift happened when he became a true leading man after playing Star-Lord in the hit Marvel movie Guardians of the Galaxy.
In May 2012, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, and in August Anna gave birth to their baby boy Jack. But, in 2013, Chris became busy with work on Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Rumours that Chris was being unfaithful began to spread, and Anna began to open up to the media about the effects the rumours had on their relationship. She said on her own podcast, Unqualified, “It made me feel incredibly insecure. Chris and I, we talk about this a lot. We grapple with a lot of the ideas of being a public couple.”
Separation And Divorce
When the couple announced their separation on August 7th, 2017, they both posted this statement on their social media:
“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."
In a 2021 episode of her podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, Anna reflected on her relationship with Chris and admitted that she never shared her problems with her ex with her inner circle - and neither did he.
"After every breakup, at some point I realise there are a lot of things I ignored that I really shouldn't have," she told guest Rachel Blison.
Despite the breakup, Chris and Anna have tried to remain amicable for their son, and agreed in their divorce settlement to live within five miles of each other for the sake of their son Jack, who was age six at the time.
People were still hoping that the couple would get back together, and Chris and Anna were spotted on a walk together a year after their separation.
But just three months after their divorce finalised, Chris began dating Katherine Schwarzenegger, the daughter of former governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Chris and Kath got engaged pretty quickly after a whirlwind romance and ended up getting married on June 8, 2019, at Montecito, California.
Anna on the other hand has started dating filmmaker Michael Barrett, with the pair being spotted walking hand-in-hand in Los Angeles. The pair are rumoured to be engaged. Little Jack even joined them on his scooter as Michael helped him steer.
Can We Still Be Friends?
Despite the breakup, Chris and Anna have successfully remained on good terms. When Chris and Katherine announced their marriage on social media, Anna almost immediately sent her congratulations on Instagram, commenting on both Chris’s and Katherine’s posts.
Anna told Today that Chris even called her to tell her that he was going to propose to Katherine. Even after their separation, Anna had nothing but good things to say about her ex, and said that neither of them held any grudges.
On her podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified, Anna said, “Sweet Chris, my ex, got engaged to Katherine today, and I’m so happy for them. I knew that it was gonna happen, and I love her and I love him. I’m just so happy that they found each other.”
In fact, Chris and Anna were recently spotted together with their respective partners, reuniting to celebrate Halloween with Jack, who was dressed as a ninja. Chris and Katherine were dressed as Vikings. Anna wore a Snow White costume, while Michael was sporting a Daenerys Targaryen look. Who says exes can’t be friends?