Sometimes the search for Mr. Right can feel like a long, winding road full of disappointment, rejection and a lot of terrible Tinder dates. But take solace, brides-to-be, in the fact that even gorgeous celebrities also go through this seemingly never-ending process of dating total jerks to find their one perfect person. And it makes us feel even better to know that this applies to one of the most adorable couples in Hollywood: Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.
As the actress and mom revealed Monday on the first episode of her podcast, "Anna Faris Is Unqualified," E! News reports, Faris had to date a lot of "incredibly handsome men that treated me like s--t" before she finally learned the crucial thing that led her to marrying her now-husband.
"Relationships in your 20s are kind of the worst," the 38-year-old actress dished to her Mom co-star Allison Janney and her podcast co-host Sim Sarna as she tried to give relationship advice to a 24-year-old woman in Iowa named Emma. "My whole 20s were about relationship learning, and I had so many bad relationships, but I feel like I at least learned what made me feel good and what didn't make me feel good..."
Emma was seeking the star's advice over — what else? — a guy, whom she had "really hit it off" after meeting him on Tinder, only to find he texted "sporadically" in the two weeks following their first date. Both actresses empathized with Emma, and Faris had some awesome insight to give the Iowan. "First of all, nobody ever texts me back because I'm not a great texter," Anna admitted. "But, what do you like about him? I just want to make sure that what you like about him — because, in my past, I've liked guys because they've rejected me, you know?"
Faris continued to open up about her pre-Pratt life, revealing that she fell in love with a lot of "narcissists" before coming to the realization that rude dudes just weren't the way to go. "But I did learn, at least, from some of those relationships what kindness was," she said, "and how I wanted a guy who was actually—who was nice and kind. It sounds simple, but that's what I hope for you."
Take that to the bank, ladies!