Anna Faris Reveals Why She Eloped With Michael Barrett in a Courthouse Ceremony

A little over a month after confirming the two secretly tied the knot, Anna Faris revealed the real reason why she and now-husband Michael Barrett decided to elope.

By Kisha Forde Aug 24, 2021 8:22 PMTags

When it came to Anna Faris and Michael Barrett exchanging their "I do's," the newlyweds revealed they were intent on a ceremony for just two.
While traveling through the Los Angeles International Airport over the weekend, Anna, 44, and her now-husband Michael, 51, gave a few more details about their surprise nuptials, which took place on the San Juan Islands, off the coast of Seattle in mid-June. After paparazzi asked Anna about the elopement, it was clear the House Bunny star couldn't contain her excitement. "It's been awesome," Anna shared. "We're really happy."
And if you're wondering why the happy couple decided to keep things low-key, Anna explained, "I think with a little bit of age, you don't necessarily need the whole thing."
As fans may recall, Anna was previously married to actor Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008 and tied the knot with Chris Pratt in 2009. The two, who share an 8-year-old son named Jack, announced their split in August 2017. Michael, as Anna told People in an interview back in May, has two children from a previous relationship. The actress and cinematographer met in 2017 while on the set of the movie, Overboard.

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After also revealing that she and her hubby were the only ones in attendance for the courthouse ceremony, Anna jokingly took credit when asked whose idea eloping truly was, adding, "I think it's mine."


The Hot Chick actress first confirmed the exciting news during an episode of her Unqualified podcast in late July, telling a caller, "Yes, we eloped." While the actress acknowledged that her husband might not have been expecting the news to go public just yet, she gushed, "I'm sorry, honey. I just blurted that out, but it just feels like I can't say 'fiancé' anymore."

Additionally, later on in the episode, Anna also revealed that her loved ones were kept in the dark about the couple's secret plan. "We saw my family, and it kind of slipped out the same way," the actress recalled. "My aunt asked me, 'You are going to be a stepmom. How are you feeling about that?' and I said, 'Well, actually, I am a stepmom as of like four days ago, but it was great.' Everything about it just felt right."

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