Three weeks before #Anna Faris and #Chris Pratt announced their separation, the former expressed her struggles in navigating relationship as a #Power Couple. The 39-year-old actress admitted that their life under the spotlight has finally taken its toll on their relationship.

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt Split

Anna Faris and Chris Pratt are now heading to splitsville after eight years of marriage according to US Weekly. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” star took to his Facebook page to officially announce their separation while “The Bunny House” actress posted the same message on her Instagram. While the two had been mum as to the specific reasons for their split, an earlier interview with People may hold some clues as to the couple's struggles.

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In July, Anna Faris admitted that life under the scrutiny of the public is tricky to handle. The actors themselves aren’t always prepared to play two different roles. “There are two different roles that you play — the one on-camera and the one in public,” she continued. “That’s the tricky part.” Having said this, many there are speculations suggesting that the power couple couldn’t bear the strain of being of Hollywood’s celebrated couple.

At the time of the interview, Faris expressed how the two enjoyed mundane tasks such as doing the laundry and working in the garage. Meanwhile, Pratt shared a touching message after the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” premiere in April. He admitted that press tours can be hectic, but having Faris and his 4-year-old kid just made it all seem worth it.

Anna Faris unhappy while Chris Pratt is away

Meanwhile, a source tells the online magazine that the actress seemed unhappy every time Pratt spends a long time away for work.

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Over the past year, rumors of separation had been swirling around Pratt and Faris. In fact, the couple was spotted missing their wedding rings on several occasions. The media took this as a sign of tension between the ex-couple.

Both Faris and Pratt expressed their optimism on their relationship despite the apparent struggles that come from being a power couple. In the end, though, both expressed disappointment for not making it after trying for so long to make it work. No further details about their split were given as of press time.

Faris and Pratt met on the set of “Take Me Home Tonight” in 2007. After two years of dating, the couple got married in Bali, Indonesia in 2009. Three years after, the actress gave birth nine weeks early to their son Jack. Jack will be turning five later this month.

Chris Pratt is set to appear in “Jurrasic World: Fallen Kingdom” next summer. Meanwhile, Anna Faris continues to star in the CBS sitcom “Mom” and host podcasts for “Anna Faris Is Unqualified.”