Parenting is hard enough as it is, but when both parents are mega celebrities, it becomes infinitely more complicated. When actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt went through a divorce, it was a sad but not unexpected reality of challenging family dynamics.
One thing we love about Faris is how she always keeps things real, and she was open about having difficulties managing a co-parenting arrangement with her ex. Her number one piece of advice? Always put your children first. She believes that things get a lot easier when both parents put the child’s well being above any other issues within the relationship.
“Chris and I work really hard [to co-parent] because we have Jack,” Faris told Entertainment Tonight. “That is sort of the long game idea and making sure Jack is really happy, which makes us really happy. We have sort of the luxury of circumstance. You know, we are both in other loving relationships, but it’s like, how do you not, in general, sink into a place of bitterness?”
Faris and Pratt were also able to come to an amicable arrangement of joint custody, and when they each began seeing other people, they agreed that those relationships shouldn’t impact time spent with their son. In fact, Faris and Pratt have been on double dates recently, doing things like trick-or-treating with their son Jack, now 6.
Not everyone may be able to have a relationship like theirs, and every situation is different, but Faris keeps things real once again, giving some sage advice in her podcast, Unqualified.
“I do want to reiterate though, that I f*cking acknowledge, we all do, everyone acknowledges, that there’s bitterness and pain with all breakups and that hopefully makes us more human,” she said during the podcast. “But the long game, and it’s just the worst being the bigger person. It just is. It f*cking sucks! Until then, what [matters most] is that everyone’s happy.”