Anna Faris' last interview gushing over Chris Pratt makes for uncomfortable reading
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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's announcement on Sunday that they're ending their marriage after eight years in a joint statement is the most shocking split in a year filled with celebrity break-ups.
The pair, who have always been outspoken in their soulmate status, were often seen as one of the most rock solid in Hollywood, and they have not yet given a reason behind the decision to split, only saying they are "really disappointed" and tried to make their marriage work "for a long time".
But a recent interview by Faris for Live Happy's upcoming October issue, which took place in June, she opened up about her personal strengths and flaws, before declaring she was "really lucky" to have Pratt (38) in her life.
"I'm really lucky that I have Chris and we laugh a lot about stupid stuff," she said of tabloid rumours at the time. "I was reading false rumors in a tabloid about us, and I feel so lucky that Chris and I can laugh about it rather than let it ruin our day."
She recalled a particularly romantic occasion while he was filming Jurassic World 2 in London in March, saying: "He rented a boat that took us up and down the Thames. He had scones and it was wildly romantic. He's constantly doing really romantic things like that which are so wonderful.
"But I also think that for us, our best date is an afternoon at our Washington home. Chris will put our crab pots out early in the morning, and later that day, we'll eat fresh crab with a little butter and just look at the scenery. I think that's one of the many reasons we fit so well together."
The House Bunny star (40) said she believed their similar upbringings contributed to their compatibility, adding: "We're from the same place. We both know the same trees and smells and birds. It sounds corny, but those are things that ground us in everything outside of Hollywood."
She also revealed she "can't stand confrontation", describing it as a "character flaw". "But having said that, I do feel like when I do get upset, which is rare as my husband and family would say, I have a hard time letting go," she added,
The couple first met in 2007 while filming Take Me Home Tonight when Faris was married to ex-husband Ben Indra and both emphasise that they were only friends during Faris' previous marriage.
Pratt said of their instant connection: "It was like magnets. Our personalities meshed, she was a goofball, she liked to have fun, it was impossible to offend her. We were friends first but she left her husband at the end of the movie, and we started dating when we were back in Los Angeles. So we were friends, and I was there for her."
While Faris was undeniably the bigger star when they wed, Pratt's career has soared in recent years thanks to starring roles in blockbusters Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Earlier this year, he told the Associated Press they originally put their careers first in order to support each other's dreams.
"For the first part of our relationship, we put our careers at the top," he explained. "We were like, 'Honey, if you get a job and you have to go to Istanbul for six months, you’re going. I’ll help you pack. I’ll Skype with you every day. You’re living your dream, I’m living my dream. That’s what we do.'"
They have a son Jack (four) together.