Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris separate after eight years of marriage. The couple announced the mutual decision on social media on Monday, August 7.

“We are sad to announce that we are legally separating”, begins the message on Anna Faris’ Instagram. It continues by saying that the couple has tried to make things work “for a long time”, but with no result. “We’re really disappointed.”

The parents-of-one added that they will continue to parent their son Jack with much love and, for his sake, they ask for privacy during this difficult time.

“We will always love each other and will always cherish our time together”, the message ends.

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In his turn, Chris Pratt shared the break-up news on Facebook, pretty much writing the same thing.

Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. …

Posted by Chris Pratt on Sunday, August 6, 2017

 

Anna Faris, 40 and Chris Pratt, 38, tied the knot in Bali, on July 9, 2009. The couple had met on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, in 2007, where Pratt was playing Faris’ boyfriend. After dating for almost a year, he proposed, in late 2008.

The couple’s only son, Jack, was born prematurely, in August 2012. “He was born at three pounds”, Anna revealed. “We were told, ‘OK, you need to be prepared for raising a special-needs child.” After his birth, Jack spent almost a month in the intensive care unit and went through hernia surgery. He grew-up to be surprisingly healthy and in no need of special needs assistance, or treatment. The only thing is he has been wearing glasses from a very young age.

 

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Anna Faris, Chris Pratt and their son, Jack.

 

Cheating rumors surrounding the couple started in 2015. “We were in the public a little bit, there were some tabloid rumors about strain in our relationship”, Faris was telling Isla Fisher last year in December, when she opened-up about feeling insecure in regard to her marriage. She tried to ignore the criticism and the speculation that her handsome and famous husband could cheat. She remembered feeling hurt by “tabloid s***”.