Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's divorce was unexpected and, for their legion of fans, heartbreaking. Many fans on twitter, along with entertainment writers around the globe - this writer included - took the separation on a strangely personal level, and proclaimed "LOVE IS DEAD!" at the top of their lungs.
In a recent interview for her friend Dax Shepard's podcast Armchair Expert, Anna revealed that the intensely passionate reaction from fans was hard for the exes to deal with.
"Chris and I did talk about [it]. We got, like on the Twitter feed, 'Love is dead' and 'relationship goals,'" she told Dax. "I think what we were also guilty of — we obviously cultivated something and it was rewarding for a while. It was like 'People seem to think we got all this s**t right.'
"I had a little bit of a childish feeling of 'Oh come on, f***ing grow up!' Like, [there was] a little bit of anger. But that’s not fair either, because I cultivated it," she said of the intense fan response.
"We intentionally cultivated this idea of like, 'Look at this beautiful family.' There were so many moments that were like that but like anything on social media... you don’t post like, 'Where the f**k is the toilet paper?!' or whatever. I think it’s a very hard forum to be genuine, and I think it does a disservice to people to not be."
Anna went on to say she doesn't know if she'll re-marry again; the actress was married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2007 and to Chris from 2009 to 2017.
"I need to figure out what the purpose is," she said of marriage. "Is it safety for your children? Is it convention? Is it so other people respect your relationship more? For me, I’m just not quite sure where it fits, especially when it feels so easy to get married, and then the untangling — when the state gets involved.
"There is the importance of how other people then treat you as a married man than as a man with a girlfriend," she continued. "I do think it is important how other people respect a relationship … I’m not saying it’s a good reason, but it is a small benefit of having that label of being married."