Actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have filed for separation, according to statements posted on their official social media pages.
“Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. 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,” Pratt posted on his Facebook page. Pratt’s publicist confirmed the separation.
“We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.”
A similar statement was tweeted from Faris’ verified account.
The couple, who met in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight, said attempts to save their relationship had failed.
“We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed,” Pratt wrote in a post on Facebook
Pratt, 38, and Faris, 40, were married in 2009. They have a son named Jack.
“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,” the statement said.
Pratt, who played Andy Dwyer in the US comedy series Parks and Recreation, has become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after leading men thanks to roles in Jurassic World and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
In April, he paid a lengthy tribute to Faris after receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
“Without you, none of this would mean anything,” he said.
Faris had earlier praised Pratt at the ceremony, introducing him to the stage with an emotional speech.
“I know that if our circumstances were different, and we weren’t as fortunate to be standing here and leading our Hollywood life, we would be happy in the woods together,” she said.