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Anna Faris on the realities of co-parenting with ex-husband Chris Pratt

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Since filing for divorce in 2017, Anna Faris and Chris Pratt have repeatedly spoken publicly about the importance of putting their son, Jack, first.

Now, Anna Faris has again spoken out on her efforts to co-parent with her ex-husband, Chris Pratt, by describing how they both make an effort to surround their son (for whom they’re seeking joint custody) with love and friendship.

Speaking to Extra, Faris said that she and the Guardians of the Galaxy actor have remained firm friends since their split and that both believe co-parenting is “hugely important.”

“We are great and there’s so much friendship and love, and we surround Jack with love, and funny, kind, happy people, and as a result, he is really happy,” she said.

Faris later told E! News that she and Pratt “try to discipline [Jack] when he’s being a little naughty,” but added, “I think the key is surrounding him with a lot of joy and happiness, which he has a ton of.”

She continued: “I think it’s those small moments in life, when your kid says something funny or, like for me, I love what I do so I get a kick out of feeling like I nailed a joke well.”

Both Faris and Pratt put the well-being of Jack at the forefront when they announced their separation on Facebook.

“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 have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another,” they wrote in a Facebook post.

And, since then, Faris has advised women to “know their worth” in relationships – and reminded them that they should never stay with someone who stifles their independence.

“Life is too short for you to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t value you in every way.”

Revealing that these problems have sometimes affected her in the past, Faris continued: “Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right. I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list’.

“If that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, it would be to know your worth, know your independence. There are so many people out there, there’s so much life experience.

“I hope you get to live it all and experience a whole lot of people.”

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Kayleigh Dray is editor of Stylist.co.uk, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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