As more and more couples face the reality of divorce and co-parenting, many of them are starting to get it right – they’re putting their kids’ happiness above all of their personal feelings. One of the couples setting an excellent example of how to be parents (and even friends) post-divorce are actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, and the text exchange between the two after he told her he’d proposed to his current girlfriend, Katherine Schwarzenegger, says it all.
Honestly, I want to believe I’d be this big of a person but I don’t know. I just don’t.
Faris confessed to being not only sweet and funny but the most adult person I know, on an episode of her podcast, Anna Faris Is Unqualified.
“Chris texted me this morning and he was like, ‘I proposed to Katherine last night.’ And I was like, ‘Ahh, that’s amazing.’ And I texted him back like, ‘I just wanted to remind you I’m an ordained minister.’ I’m not very good at it.”
That wasn’t enough, though. She had to go from respectful and funny to gushing.
“I’m so happy for them. I knew that it was gonna happen and I love her and I love him and I’m just so happy that they found each other.”
From all accounts and from everything we can see on social media, the love that remains between the two – and now their new partners, as all – seems genuine. All four of them took little Jack trick-or-treating last fall.
In an interview with Women’s Health, Faris pulled back the curtain a bit on the couple’s shared parenting philosophy.
“What Chris and I try to do is communicate openly. We reiterate that there aren’t rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship and our big goal is to protect Jack. I cherish my family, my close friends, my child – that makes the rest of it worth it.”
Even though the two couldn’t make their marriage and romantic love last, there’s no doubt that if they continue on this road, their little boy will be able to look back on his childhood and know that he was loved and prioritized by all parties involved.