Anna Faris on Coparenting With Chris Pratt: We Make Sure ‘That Jack Feels Safe’

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Anna Faris and actor Chris Pratt attend the premiere of "Jurassic World" at Dolby Theatre on June 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Making it work. Anna Faris opened up about coparenting 5-year-old son Jack with ex Chris Pratt.

“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,” the Mom star exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, January 16. “He’s pretty hysterical.”

As previously reported, Faris, 41, and Pratt, 38, announced their separation in July 2017 and filed for divorce five months later.

“We are sad to announce we are legally separating,” the Overboard actress wrote on Instagram in July. “We tried really 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 the situation as private as possible moving forward. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together.”

Faris also spoke to Us about raising Jack in the public eye, and whether or not he understands that he has famous parents. 

“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,” Faris, who recently announced her partnership with KIND protein bars, explained. 

She continued, “I think we tell him a lot that… 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, but that will always be you know, a completely different upbringing than what Chris and I had experienced ourselves growing up and 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.”

The Unqualified author has been dating cinematographer Michael Barrett since her split from Pratt. Faris and her new beau enjoyed a romantic trip to Italy in November 2017, and were spotted house hunting together the following month.

Meanwhile, Pratt, recently made his return to social media “after a much needed hiatus.” He shared a video explaining his new diet on Monday, January 15, via Facebook.

Reporting by Carly Sloane 

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