Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ co-parenting involves lots of “love and happiness”

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ split had everyone all broken up, but it seems the couple are forging on, creating new lives for themselves, with son Jack the tip-top priority. It’s time to dry your tears, guys!

The new normal

The pair, who at the time of their split seemed like everyone’s favourite Hollywood couple, announced their separation in July last year, filing for divorce just a few months later.

Fans had a very, very hard time coping with this big change, so these new insights from Anna might soothe their shattered nerves and ease the transition a little. Since the pair’s split, Anna has taken some highly-scrutinised steps back into the world of dating while Chris has flown under the radar, in contrast.

The comedian, author, Unqualified star and actor (phew!) spoke to Us Weekly, sharing some details about how she hopes co-parenting the former couple’s five-year-old son, Jack, will play out. She said making sure Jack’s feeling secure and supported is a team effort.

“I think it’s just the general idea of just making sure that he’s surrounded by a lot of love and happiness and we’re really good at that and we have amazing friends and incredible family and we have like just the most amazing resources to make sure that he feels safe and protected and happy and so far he is.”

“I think he understands”

As a bit of an aside, the Mom star said it’s been quite tricky to explain to Jack what his parents do for a living, but she thinks he’s starting to catch on.

“I don’t know if he knows about sort of the fame element, I mean, every once in a while if there’s a paparazzi, at least he used to say like… ‘Say cheese!’ to them or whatever,” Anna explained.

She tells her son “what we do for a living is we play different characters and we say these words and we pretend like they’re our own and they’re coming from our own brain and he… so I think he understands a little bit of it.”

“I question every single thing”

Anna told Us Weekly that stars like Kristen Bell and Reese Witherspoon provide her with plenty of parenting inspiration.

“I like how they combine humor with raising kids, but also how they tackle motherhood and work without being pretentious,” she said, noting she’s still figuring a lot of the mum stuff out. 

“I question every single thing, like, ‘Oh, I shouldn’t have changed lanes,’ or ‘Why don’t I have hand sanitizer?’ and ‘I should have applied more sunblock. There’s just so much pressure for parents and it’s tough to let yourself off the hook and be like, ‘You know what? He’s happy. It’s OK.”

“That’s my kid!”

Now that Jack’s well and truly past the baby stage, he’s an endless source of delight for his (equally funny) mum.

“I just get such a kick out of him now. He does weird things. The other day we were at a restaurant and he ate five balls of butter just by himself.”

“My friends were a little bit horrified . . . but it was just one of those funny things where I was thinking, ‘That’s my kid! He’s hysterical!’”

“I don’t know if there’s a guidebook”

Anna admits that Jack’s childhood will be quite different to her own, but she’s working it out as she goes.

“I don’t know if there’s a guidebook, I just want to make sure that he’s happy and kind and you know, gets to do, sort of gets to do what he wants in life, but also is a good person.”

These relatable mum goals make us love her just a little bit more. If that is at all possible.

More Anna

1. She teamed up with Rosie Perez and Kate Spade on this cute short film:

2. She shared three of her favourite books on the Amazon blog.

3. And she’s just started promoting a new film she’s in, called Overboard

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