Jennifer Lawrence Hit Backs At Accusations Of Affair With Chris Pratt
When a relationship breaks down, it is only natural to look for an easily identifiable reason. This is especially the case when it comes to much-loved celebrity couples like Chris Pratt and Anna Faris. After their split last year, fans were convinced that another woman was to blame.
It wasn't just any woman that was responsible, either, but Pratt's Passengers co-star, 27-year-old Jennifer Lawrence.
Thanks to the pair's incredible on-set friendship and their chemistry onscreen, people began to speculate in 2016 that there was more to their relationship than met the eye - that it was the second coming of Brad and Angelina on the set of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
At the time, the rumors were vehemently denied.
In fact, Lawrence went as far as to appear on Faris's podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified to explain how hurt she was by the accusations that she would cheat with a married man.
Faris then revealed that the accusations had the effect of making her feel insecure because her relationship was under constant scrutiny.
Because all three parties united to dispel the rumors, they were naturally silenced - until Pratt and Faris announced their separation in August last year.
To outsiders, Pratt and Faris appeared to have the picture perfect eight-year marriage. Lawrence herself described it as being like something from "a Nicholas Sparks novel", but almost as soon as the announcement was made, fans began to accuse her of having an affair with Pratt again.
In response to these accusations, Lawrence has now spoken out in an interview with KISS FM.
"I mean, they got a divorce like two years later and everybody was like, [shouting] 'Jennifer Lawrence!' And I was like, 'What the … what, I'm in Montreal two years later'."
The sad announcement of 38-year-old Pratt and 41-year-old Faris's split was made on his Facebook page last year.
"Anna and I 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 have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris."
According to the couple, their marriage broke down because they "just wanted different things for their family."
TMZ reported that their work schedules were causing conflict because Faris wanted to have a permanent base for her family and potentially have more children in the future.
Because Pratt's career is going from strength to strength, he chose to put it in front of his family. Pratt's job has also led him not to want any more children in the near future.
While fans were quick to blame Lawrence for the breakdown of the marriage instead of accepting the couple's reason, they also embroiled another woman in the split - Office Christmas Party star, 37-year-old Olivia Munn.
Munn was so angered by the rumors that she decided to personally contact Faris to inform her that there was no truth to them.
"Hey there! Sooo… I would never respond to random tabloid stories, but since we know each other I wanted to reach out to you personally to tell you the story about me and Chris dating has 0% truth.
I'm sure you already know it's not true, or maybe didn't care either way, but I just wanted to reach out personally to tell you it's not true.
Anyway, I hope you had an amazing holiday and an even better 2018."
Clearly grateful for Munn's honesty, Faris was quick to reply to her message:
Oh my god-this town is so f*cking crazy - you are so sweet to text - I love you - having said that if you were my new sister in law I would be thrilled - let's please catch up soon."
If there's a moral to this story, it's this - just because celebrities are in the public eye, that doesn't make them public property. Pratt and Faris didn't owe anyone an explanation for the breakdown of their marriage but chose to give one anyway.
And let's be real here, Lawrence recently admitted that he was still in love with her ex Darren Aronofsky, so it's safe to say Pratt's definitely not in the picture.