Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has revealed he is separating from his wife, actress Anna Faris.
Pratt announced the split on his Facebook page saying that the couple, who are parents to five-year-old son Jack, had tried to make it work.
"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," Pratt wrote.
"We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."
The pair met in 2007 playing love interests in the movie Take Me Home Tonight and married in 2009 in Bali.
Faris is known for starring in the comedy movie franchise Scary Movie while Pratt leapt from his TV role on Parks and Recreation to become a sought-after leading man in Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
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Image: In this April 24, 2017, file photo, actors Anna Faris, left, and Chris Pratt pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2" in London. Pratt and Faris have announced they are separating after eight years of marriage. The actors announced their breakup on social media Sunday, Aug. 6, in a joint statement confirmed by Pratt's publicist. (Photo by Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP, File)