Chris Pratt Makes First Public Appearance Since Anna Faris Split at 2017 Teen Choice Awards

It's been one week since Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced that they were legally separating, and Pratt just made his first public appearance since the announcement.

Turing up at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards, Pratt accepted the surfboard award for Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor, for his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, according to a story from Entertainment Tonight.

During his acceptance speech, Pratt said, "Wow thank you. I love you too, thank you. Many years ago, when I came to Los Angeles, I came from Hawaii and I had this blonde hair and tan, and I met an agent, because I really wanted to be an actor ... and he said 'Wow bro, you must surf,' and I said, 'Uh, yeah.' And that was the first of many lies that I told to get to where I am today."

Pratt concluded his speech by saying, "Thank you again, thank you Teen Choice. You guys have a great night and get home safe, I love you all."

Last Sunday, in a joint message posted by Pratt, the couple said, "Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed."

The message continued, "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."

Lastly, the message said, "We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."

The couple met in 2007 on the set of the film Take Me Home Tonight when they played one another's love interests.

In 2008, they became engaged, then got married in 2009 in Bali. They had a son, Jack, in 2012.

Jack was born preterm and Pratt was quoted as saying that the circumstance "really defined" his faith and that the couple "prayed a lot" because of it.

Pratt has recently enjoyed a rise in fame with the massive success of his Guardians of the Galaxy films, as well as Jurassic World. Next up he can be seen in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War.

Faris has been in the lead role on CBS's Mom, starring opposite Allison Janney. The new season is scheduled to premiere in November.

She also voiced the character Jailbreak in this month's animated film The Emoji Movie.


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