Hollywood stars Chris Pratt and wife Anna Faris shocked the world earlier this week when they announced their decision to go their separate ways. The actors, who were married for eight years, said they were legally separating after their attempts to mend the cracks in their marriage failed.

Insecurity issues

The couple did not reveal the exact reason for their split in their official statement, but rumors swirling around hints at insecurity issues causing a strain in their marriage.

According to an Us Weekly report, Faris became insecure after rumors of her husband's closeness to his "Passengers" co-star Jennifer Lawrence made headlines.

Soon after, she started visiting Pratt a lot more than the other Hollywood wives, and this may have been the start of the trouble in their marriage.

Last month, Faris had opened up about tabloid gossip affecting her and making her feel vulnerable. She told People: "I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris, but having said that, of course, in this crazy world where he’s off doing movies and I’m in L.A. raising our child, of course, I’m going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would.”

On August 6, Pratt and Faris released an official statement saying they were disappointed they couldn't make their marriage work. The couple said their primary focus was the well-being of their only son, Jack, and that they will continue to love and support each other.

Fame became the villain

Meanwhile, according to another report, Pratt's burgeoning movie career could have been the catalyst in the dissolving of the Pratt-Faris marriage. When Pratt and Faris married in 2009, she was a known name in Hollywood having starred in hits such as "The House Bunny" and "Scary Movie 4". But Pratt was just finding his foothold.

This situation soon reversed and Pratt became a sought-after actor, thanks to the success of blockbusters such as "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World". Because both the actors are said to be competitive, this situation is believed to have affected their marriage.

Fans devastated

Soon after news of Pratt and Faris' split broke, quite a number of fans took to social media to say they've lost faith in love.

Faris and Pratt have always been affectionate towards each other in public, and fans were upset and shocked when they announced their split. Interestingly, quite a number of them are still holding out hopes of a reconciliation between Pratt and Faris.