Longtime couple Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced their separation.
“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating,” Pratt wrote in a statement on Facebook late Sunday night. “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.”
Pratt and Faris married in July 2009 after meeting on the set of the comedy Take Me Home Tonight in 2007. They have a son together, Jack, who will turn 5 later this month.
Pratt recently starred in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and will next appear in next summer’s Jurassic World sequel, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and The Avengers: Infinity War. Faris stars on the CBS sitcom Mom, hosts the podcasts Anna Faris Is Unqualified, and recently lent her voice to the hit animated film The Emoji Movie. (She’ll next appear in a remake of the Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard.) The couple appeared together while Pratt was promoting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in April (including a photo opportunity with their son when Pratt received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame).
Pratt previously told PEOPLE he felt it was important to “focus on your relationship with your partner” because children grow up and leave the family unit to go out on their own. “Your children are going to leave one day [and] you have to maintain a relationship that’s going to outlast your child’s needs for you,” he said in 2015. “I have the support of a strong partner who’s been through this and understands it and whom I can share these experiences with. And we have a family that we’re starting that’s the focus of my attention.”
In April, during the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 press tour, Pratt posted an emotional note dedicated to Faris on his Instagram account.
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