Anna Faris has an 8-year-old child Jack from ex-husband Chris Pratt, and Faris recently shared an amazing piece of marriage guidance for her child on the most recent scene of her podcast, Unqualified. Addressing creator Glennon Doyle, Faris shared that after her own encounters, she would advise her child against getting hitched before a specific age.
“I don’t know if it’s too grumpy and cruel to say in a sense,” she stated, “but if I could tell my 8-year-old son one thing that maybe he would stick to, I would really encourage him to not get married in his 20s.” Doyle agreed, adding, “It should be illegal.” The Mom star wedded entertainer Ben Indra in 2004 when she was 27, and the pair split in 2008. In 2009, Faris married Pratt, who she split from in 2017.
“Both times that I’ve gone through a divorce, I was surprised — although I shouldn’t have been — by the support of my family,” she told Doyle. “That people around me were so, unfailingly supportive, kind and I imagine that if I was feeling that way with already having a supportive family in place, I can’t imagine the pressure that we put on ourselves to please everybody around us. It’s almost like, how do we begin to think about what we want? How do we remove the context of everybody else?”
Faris, who is right now engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett, shared her past marriages during a new scene of Unqualified where she opened up about what prompted her separations. “For me, I think after every breakup, at some point I realize that there were a lot of things I ignored that I really shouldn’t have,” she told visitor Rachel Bilson.
“My two other marriages were with actors and I don’t think we did a great job of eliminating competitiveness,” the Mom alum told Gwyneth Paltrow . “Or at least I didn’t, being a proud person, and not wanting to reveal vulnerability.”
“Any hint of competitiveness and comparison, I didn’t handle that very well, I don’t think,” she said. “And I hope I’ve grown from that.”
“In hindsight, it felt like my hand was forced. I don’t think it was ever an independent decision,” she further continued. Faris revealed to Bilson that something she battled with during her union with Pratt was not having a nearby gathering of female companions to discuss her issues with.
“I think it stunted me in a lot of ways,” she admitted. “One of them being that I never talked about any issues, so to the people, even who I was closest to, I’m sure things were more transparent with my relationship with Ben, but with Chris, I think that we both protected that imagery even within our close circles.”