Actress Anna Faris sat down with divorce attorney Laura Wasser for the latest episode of her Divorce Sucks! podcast, where the Mom actress opened up about her own divorce from Chris Pratt.
Anna and Chris were married in July 2009 and welcomed a son, Jack, in 2012. The couple unfortunately divorced in 2017. In the podcast, Anna talked with Laura about how easy it is to get married but the divorce process, following her split from first husband Ben Indra (2004-2008) and second husband Chris (2009-2018), is much harder.
“The divorce untangling— it takes a year,” she said. “The confusion of the simplicity of the act of getting married, which mentally you understand — ‘OK, I’m making a commitment in front of people that I love to be with this person for the rest of my life, that I love’— and then it’s like, you sign a paper.”
Chris, who stars in Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy, recently announced that he was engaged to Katherine Schwarzenegger. However, the 39-year-old actor called is ex-wife to let her know the news was coming.
“He was so sweet, as he always is,” Anna said. “He called me like, ‘So, I’m going to ask Katherine to marry me. I just wanted to give you a heads up.’ And I was like, ‘That’s awesome!’ and I told him that I was an ordained minister.”
The mom of one, who shares a son with Chris, went on to talk about co-parenting and making the best of the difficult circumstance.
“I know that we both want the best, just happiness,” she said. “ Under all of these uncoupling circumstances, I think that we are so good and respectful towards each other, and I think there is so much kindness and love, and I know we want to get to that ultimate goal, and I know it sounds lame and optimistic, but that’s what I want.”
And the love will continue as they both go their separate ways with other people. Anna is currently in a relationship with boyfriend Michael Barrett. She went on to tell Laura that her and Chris are considering co-vacations.
“Well, Chris and I had a long conversation earlier on about — our goal was to have group Thanksgiving dinners together and to be at that place,” she revealed. “Do we do that sooner or later? Grudge-holding is not something that Chris and I do. So, we wanted to make sure, of course, that [son] Jack was happy, but that we were happy and supportive of each other and that we could have this fantasy idea of, do we all spend Christmas together? Do we all vacation together? How do we make sure that everybody that we love feels safe, and that we also respect the love we have for each other?”