Anna Faris says Chris Pratt ‘not her best friend’
At one point in time Chris Pratt and Anna Faris were deemed as one of Hollywood’s most perfect couples.
But much to the shock of their fans worldwide, the pair announced that they would be parting ways last month.
Although both parties have remained tight-lipped since their separation, the 40-year-old Faris gave out subtle hints on the possible reason behind the breakup.
In a recent essay adapted from her new book “Unqualified” and posted on Cosmopolitan, “The House Bunny” actress denounced the idea that couples should also be each other’s “best friends.”
“I was once told that I didn’t need a tight group of girlfriends because Chris should be my best friend. But I never bought that. The idea of your mate being your best friend—it’s overhyped,” she candidly revealed.
“I really believe that your partner serves one purpose and each friend serves another,” she added.
Faris, who admited to being a “guy’s girl” in her 20s, also stressed the importance of having a core group of friends to lean on, aside from just relying on her significant other all the time.
“I didn’t realize until later how lame I sounded, bragging as though having a lot of girlfriends was a bad thing,” she said. “I touted my male friends as if my association with them spoke to how cool I really was. I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfillment from the relationships with those dudes,” her essay read.
Although she urges couples to still have friends outside of the relationship, Faris said one shouldn’t have favorites.
“To be honest, I think the notion of best friends in general is messed up though,” she concluded. “It puts so much pressure on any one person, when I truly believe it’s okay to have intimacy with different people in different ways. And ranking your friends? It just shouldn’t happen, at least not beyond grade school.”
Khristian Ibarrola /ra
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