Chris Pratt announced legal separation from his wife, Anna Faris, via Twitter. It appears that the separation was a mutual decision, but both parties are devastated. Pratt and Faris married in 2009. The couple has a 4-year-old son and they were together for eight years. Speculation says there must have been a real issue underlying the couple’s divorce, but both parties requested to keep details private for the sake of their son.

The reason behind Pratt-Faris separation

All of Hollywood was shocked by the news about the separation of one of its well-loved couples. Fans are dying to know the reason behind the heartbreaking split.

In a recent post in his Facebook account, 38 year old Chris Pratt said that they have been trying to maintain a work-life balance. Pratt said that in the early years of his relationship with Faris, both of them prioritized their respective careers. The actor added that in the course of his relationship with Faris, they have been very supportive of each other. It is evident that fame was never an issue for the couple. So, what caused the separation? On Chris Pratt’s statement published via social media, he politely declined to share the reasons behind the split.

In his statement, Chris Pratt highlighted that their son had two parents that love him very much. It is for the sake of their son that the couple decided to keep the situation private.

Legal separation leading to divorce

After confirming their separation, many fans wonder if the couple will eventually file for a divorce.

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The history of Hollywood break-ups have witnessed several separations, but not all cases ended up in divorce. For example, Ben Affleck and Jenifer Garner announced their separation in June 2015, but did not file for divorce until April this year. Comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett were also legally separated in 2012. But the couple who spent nine years together in marriage only proceeded with a divorce petition in 2014, which was eventually finalized in 2016. Legal separation can be a forerunner to divorce, but it does not always lead to it. Many fans cling to the hope that the couple can still rekindle their spark.

Chris Pratt achieved international stardom in the recent years. The actor is the face of the “Guardians of the Galaxy” and Jurassic Park franchises. Anna Faris has starred opposite Emmy-winner Allison Janney in the in all 5 seasons of the series "Mom." Faris also voiced the Jailbreak character in the recent animated film entitled "The Emoji Movie."