In terms of very public celebrity divorces, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have, surprisingly, been the textbook definition of transparent with their fans—they admitted their marriage just wasn’t built to last, and that’s not inherently an uncommon thing between couples these days. “We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” the couple’s official statement read last summer. “We tried really hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed ... we still love each other and will always cherish our time together.”
While Faris has been a bit more forthcoming about their separation in the months since, Pratt is only just now giving a fuller perspective about the dissolution of their marriage, and it comes from the requisite press rounds for his new movie Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. “Divorce sucks,” Pratt said in a new interview with EW. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.” The actors are parents to five-year-old son Jack.
That “we’re better off this way” ethos was previously echoed by Faris about a week after the couple announced their separation, explaining on her podcast, Anna Faris is Unqualified, about how a person shouldn’t be in a relationship with someone who doesn’t fully value them. “Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you. Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right,” she said. “I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like, ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list’ and if that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, that would be know your worth, know your independence.” Preach it, girl. Not everything has to be #MarriageGoals, after all.