Tbh, we’re all still a little heartbroken over the news of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’s separation. In response to this tough reality, Kristen Bell—one half of another admirable power couple with husband Dax Shepard—talked about how difficult maintaining a celebrity marriage can be.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Bell spoke to E! News about the couple’s breakup earlier this week. “I think there’s a little bit of lack of acknowledgement about really loving something that was,” she said. “If there are two people that decide not to be together, it shouldn’t really be a heartbreak for everyone.”
Similar to Pratt and Faris in the past, Bell is known for being pretty adorable in her longtime relationship with Shepard. Who could forget their homemade music video? They’ve also made it clear that their marriage isn’t as effortless as it looks, having discussed going to therapy in the past.
The therapy must have helped Bell view marriage very maturely, given her view on people getting divorced. “You should say, ‘Oh, they tried. But that doesn’t discount the lovely years they had together,’” she explained. “If I ever get divorced, I’m still going to be like, ‘Wow, I loved being married to that man.’ It’s a little more nuanced, I think, than people want to acknowledge. I think it’s the truth.”
Bell also emphasized how actors’ schedules can often get in the way of being with their families. “The reality is when you’re working in this industry you’re sometimes shooting a movie in China for four months,” she said. “You’re away from your family for four months. I think it’s more the separation than anything that can weigh on people.”
One of our Hollywood dream couples splitting up is definitely upsetting, but Bell’s explanation definitely puts the situation in a more positive light. We wish the best of luck to Pratt and Faris during this difficult time.