After eight years of marriage, on Sunday night, Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage. In a statement posted on Facebook and Twitter, the couple assured fans that the split is amicable, and even though their marriage isn't continuing, they still to love each other. Of course, despite these promises, the news is devastating for many fans. The couple have long been a beacon of hope for cynical people, and in interviews, podcasts, and social media, both stars shared candid stories about their marriage. Over the years, they've said both hilarious and moving things, and Faris and Pratt's quotes about each other show what a unique couple they were. It was this goofy behavior, which was well documented throughout their relationship, that made fans relate to them so much.
Faris and Pratt were together for almost 10 years, and they have been open about their relationship from the beginning. The couple have a son together, Jack, who is 4 years old, and their hilarious parenting stories were also always memorable. It wasn't just in interviews that these two won over the hearts of fans with their goofball antics; on the red carpet they seemed madly in love, and were never afraid to strike a silly pose or embrace some PDA. It's these candid moments that made their relationship seem authentic, and that's why fans are taking the news of their split so personally. Here are some of the quotes that proved Faris and Pratt's relationship was special:
On Bonding Over Bugs
"I had a bug collection, you know, dead bugs humanely harvested. When Chris and I first started dating he invited me over to his apartment and he had also a dead bug collection ... I started to cry ... I was like I've met the man of my dreams, we both have dead bug collections."
Nothing says true love like a shared appreciation for deceased insects.
On Their Similar Life Paths
"Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in L.A. We both got our start in horror spoofs. We both did an animated movie for Phil Lord and Chris Miller. We both made our careers playing guileless nitwits for laughs. We both have parents that have suffered with MS. The similarities go on and on. Anna is a great wife."
Even though they have split, it doesn't mean that the universe didn't bring them, and their shared experiences, together, as Pratt explained during a Reddit AMA in 2015.
On Welcoming Their Son
"What makes up for whatever is happening in your pelvic floor area, Chris’ face when Jack was being born is unforgettable,” Faris said on her Unqualified podcast in 2016. “He’s just sobbing ... that was amazing, seeing his face.”
Faris and Pratt have so much love for their son, and Jack is lucky to have such great parents.
On Their Shared Values
"I am very lucky that I am with a man that we both value family," Faris told FOX 411 in 2015.
In the couple's statement, they emphasized that amid the split, they would continue to value family first and foremost.
On Meeting Each Other For The First Time
"We were friends first, but she left her husband at the end of the movie, and we started dating when we were back in L.A. So we were friends, and I was there for her. And we had just played love interests, so we had this tight bond spending so much time and spending nights in Phoenix, but we never crossed the line," Pratt said in a profile with Elle back in 2015. "But we were, I think, developing feelings for each other at the time, you know? The day that she told me she was leaving her husband, I knew that I was going to marry her."
Many good relationships are built on friendship, and even if their marriage ends, these two will likely remain pals for a long, long time.
On *Ahem* Chris Pratt's Nether Regions
"Have you seen my husband's balls?" Faris asked Aubrey Plaza on her Unqualified Podcast. "They are incredible... You would remember. Because they are some sexy balls."
Important info that fans didn't even know they needed.
On Being #Goals
"I love being in love, and I love that our relationship inspires people," Faris said in an interview with Bustle. "And Chris and I laugh all the time — we have this amazing inside joke about how we’re just a couple of hometown kids who sort of stumbled into this weirdness, and I love that we can look at each other and be like, 'ah, yup, this is crazy.'"
Their ability to keep things down to earth even among all the celeb craziness only made their relationship that much more aspirational.
"If you're like Anna and myself, we're very similar," Chris Pratt said in an interview with Women's Health, when asked if opposite's attract. "We married ourselves because we have comparable egos and abnormally high self-esteem."
Of course, they may have fallen in love with each other's similar personalities, but that's what the fans fell in love with, too.
On Appreciating Their Family
"These press tours can be such a whirlwind. I'm grateful to have you and the boy with me on this one," Pratt wrote in an Instagram post in April. "Although it's 3:00am right now, I was just awakened by a square kick to the back as little man climbed into bed and then must have had a karate dream or something and now I can't sleep. I'm on insta instead. All you dads and moms know what I'm talking about."
It can be hard to balance a grueling celeb press tour schedule with personal time, and it's clear this fam makes time for each other. That isn't likely to change.
These quotes might be leave you feeling wistful about Pratt and Faris' relationship, but if anything, they should be a source of comfort. Even if a relationship doesn't work out, it doesn't negate all the positive times and feelings that a couple had together.