The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards take place this Sunday, Sept. 17. The red carpet is typically a who's-who of today's TV faves. But will Chris Pratt be at the 2017 Emmys? Well, Anna Faris, who stars in CBS' Emmy Award-winning Mom, is presenting, but fans are unsure if they'll make an appearance as a unit. And there's definitely a valid reason for the uncertainty.
In July 2017, Pratt and Faris announced their separation with a joint statement on social media, surprising everyone in the process. They wrote,
"We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together."
The split hit fans hard, though some have been clinging to hope after recent rumors of reconciliation. According to People, the two reportedly entered couples therapy last month. Meanwhile, OK! Magazine claimed the divorce has been temporarily "called off" not to preserve the union, but to save money. (Bustle reached out to Pratt and Faris' reps, but did not receive an immediate response.) Still, since the couple hasn't made any further statements, it's important to treat these "reports" as inspiring rumors for now. They're likely still separating, if not legally separated already.
Whether they're working on their relationship, taking a break, or just trying to un-break the hearts of fans, it's unclear whether Pratt will be at the 2017 Emmys to support Faris. But that doesn't mean people aren't hoping so.
In the last three years, Pratt has become a true movie star, while Faris has taken on fewer projects; she stars in the CBS sitcom and hosts a podcast called Unqualified. The announcementof Pratt and Faris' plans to separate came after an extensive press tour for Pratt's Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2. Faris had accompanied him for stretches of the tour, which led to many a photo opp and gushing caption on Instagram throughout early 2017. Faris is quieter on social media than Pratt, though he's been less active since the separation was first announced. Neither has posted a photo of themselves together since late spring. So much of their public relationship involved spontaneous, sweet, and goofy admissions of love for their life together; it was difficult not to take their separation personally.
The couple got together not long after filming Take Me Home Tonight in 2007, though Pratt made it clear that nothing romantic developed until after Faris ended her first marriage. With the current status and the fate of their relationship unclear, it's difficult to say whether Pratt will attend the 2017 Emmys. Even if he's there as a Bona Fide A-List Celeb and not as a supportive former husband, it would be nice to see a picture of them together again. Or, at the very least, get one more cute Instagram.
Faris' sitcom, Mom, has been an unexpected hit for CBS. Costar Allison Janney has racked up awards for her role as Bonnie, winning an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015. Faris has yet to be nominated. But that's OK — there is at least one full season left, and if the series keeps up heartbreaking, unexpected plot twists, she will have plenty of time for some capital-a Acting. In the interim, it's nice to have the Emmy Awards honor her in some way. Faris is funny, and great on her feet; she'll make a dynamite presenter.
If Pratt does show up to support her, what then? It's difficult to say. While the pair has not publicly announced their plans to work on their relationship, it's easy to read way too much into his (potentially) accompanying her to the Emmys. Neither Pratt nor Faris is part of an awards campaign at the moment, and fans are well aware of their marital strife. They don't need to put on a good show for us. That said, no complaints if they do. No complaints at all. Oh, and he can always make another cameo on Mom, too.