Anna Faris and Chris Pratt don't think of themselves as a "Hollywood couple."
So, imagine their surprise when tabloids began to call their seven-year marriage into question. Faris spoke about how that made her feel while taping her Unqualified podcast with Isla Fisher.
"We grapple with the idea of being a public couple. For the first time, maybe a year ago or 10 months ago, we were in the public a little bit," Faris, 40, recalled. "There were some tabloid rumors about strain on our relationship. I just remember feeling so hurt in a way that bothered me because I didn't want to think of myself as somebody that could be affected by tabloid s--t. There was a picture of me walking alone on the beach: 'Aging Anna Faris, Alone on the Beach.'"
In the past, Faris' personal life never received that kind of attention. "I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris," she said. "But having said that, of course, in this crazy world where he's off doing movies and I'm in L.A. raising our child, of course I'm going to feel vulnerable, like any normal human would. It did make me feel like, "Is public perception—even though it's false—is there a grain of something?' It made me feel incredibly insecure."
Last year, Faris fought back after tabloids claimed her marriage was on the rocks. "I had always kind of believed that part of the rumors of celebrity couples were sort of true because they had never been part of my life," the Mom star told Us Weekly. "I was like, 'Oh, maybe there's a kernel of truth to that.' It's been a little devastating, because for us, it's like, 'What the heck?' This has been blindsiding to us. We have an incredible relationship. It's been weirdly stinging."
Fisher sympathized with Faris as they recorded Unqualified. "It's much more interesting to see a story about a tumultuous relationship than a happy one," said Fisher, who is fiercely protective of her relationship with Sacha Baron Cohen. If the rumors persist, Fisher joked, Faris and Pratt should "[release] a sex tape" to quell any suspicions about their love.