US actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage in joint statements shared on social media.
The couple, who met in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight, said they tried to save their relationship but failed.
While making it official, Pratt took to twitter and wrote:
Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really… https://t.co/Zw5HcMQCZ3
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) August 7, 2017
On the other hand, Faris announced their separation on twitter, writing:
— Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris) August 7, 2017
The statement added that the two had cherished their time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.
Pratt and Faris were married in 2009, and they have a son named Jack.
“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,” the statement said.
Faris, 40, in April as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, telling her: “Without you, none of this would mean anything.”
“I know that if our circumstances were different, and we weren’t as fortunate to be standing here and leading our Hollywood life, we would be happy in the woods together,” Faris said to Pratt.
Pratt was a successful TV actor, but Faris was the bigger name, having appeared in a string of comedies including “Scary Movie” and three of its sequels. He was rewarded with his first major lead part in 2014 “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which went on to gross more than $770 million worldwide.
Pratt also starred in 2015 monster movie reboot “Jurassic World,” the fourth-highest grossing film of all time.