Actors announced their separation in a joint social media post
The world is still recovering from the announcement that actors Anna Faris and Chris Pratt would be separating after eight years of marriage. A little more than a week after the news broke, Faris addressed the split on her podcast.
Faris has a hilarious podcast called Unqualified where she interviews various famous Hollywood types in addition to interesting creatives. In her latest episode, released Tuesday, she opened with a message of thanks to her fans for their support in the wake of her separation announcement.
“Hey, dear listeners: I just want to thank you all so much for all the love I’ve been receiving, and I truly love you,” she said. The episode then focused on a feature with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark, who run the true crime comedy podcast titled My Favorite Murder.
While the episode mostly focuses on the hit podcast Kilgariff and Hardstark create, Faris later doled out some relationship advice. In response to a woman who needed advice on her relationship with her boyfriend, Faris said: “Don’t be afraid of the future. You’re young. You’re in L.A.,” she explained. “There’s a lot of amazing people out there. Don’t feel afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right.” Let’s be honest, that’s damn good advice. If something isn’t feeling right in your relationship, it is absolutely okay to invest in your own time, even if it is just to mull the issue over.
Faris took the conversation a few steps further and shared her own experiences with the woman. “I made that mistake, I think, a little bit feeling like, ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list,'” the actress shared. “The final advice I could give you would be know your worth, know your independence, know that you’re young, and there’s so many people out there,” she continued. “There’s so much life experience. I hope you get to live it all and experience a whole lot of people.” She’s right. None of us know how long we’ll be wandering around Earth and we should make the most of it.
Her last comment bears the truth and clarity of someone who’s just been through a tough split. She said: “Life is too short for you to be in relationships where you’re not feeling like this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back or somebody doesn’t value you in every way.”
We’d all do well to take that advice.