Chris Pratt and Anna Faris confirm separation after eight years of marriage

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have confirmed that they’re legally separating after eight years of marriage.

The couple announced the news to fans in an emotional joint social media statement, which Anna posted to her Instagram account, and Chris shared on Twitter.

‘We are sad to announce we are legally separating,’ the couple, who are parents to four-year-old Jack, wrote. ‘We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed.’

‘Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward.’

‘We still love each other and will always cherish our time together. Anna Faris and Chris Pratt.’

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Many followers have taken to the respective sites to send messages of support to the pair, and express their sadness that their relationship had ended.

‘So sorry guys you were fabulous. I wish you all the best and you’re both the most amazing folks,’ one wrote, followed by another who added: ‘This is genuinely heartbreaking! You guys were goals :(‘.

‘So sorry. You’re both incredible, beautiful people,’ a third agreed. ‘I wish you and your family peace moving into this next chapter. So much love to you.’

Chris and Anna pictured with son Jack on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Scary Movie star Anna and Guardians of the Galaxy hero Chris met back in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight, and tied the knot in a stunning ceremony in Bali two years later. They then welcomed son Jack in August 2012.

‘Anna and I are meant to be together,’ Chris said of his wife during a Reddit AMA in 2015. ‘Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in LA.’