Faris opened up about the difficulty of being occasional tabloid fodder in a new episode of her podcast, “Anna Faris Is Unqualified,” along with actress Isla Fisher. While Fisher said she prefers not to mention her husband ― actor Sacha Baron Cohen ― or their two children in press interviews, Faris has been open about her marriage. But that comes with a downside.
“We were in the public a little bit, there were some tabloid rumors about strain in our relationship,” the 40-year-old said, explaining how she couldn’t help but take the words personally. “I just remember feeling so hurt in a way that bothered me, because I didn’t want to think of myself as somebody who could be affected by tabloid shit.”
The actress said the rumors and false public perception made her feel “incredibly insecure” and confessed that the most painful part of speculation boiled down to a few different factors.
“I take pride in how great my relationship is with Chris,” Faris 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.”
When the rumors of Pratt’s alleged infidelity with “Passengers” co-star Jennifer Lawrence first surfaced in 2015, Faris told Us Weekly that the gossip “stung a little bit harder” than she thought it would.
“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 actress said at the time. “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 has been weirdly stinging.”
Luckily, the two persevered through the difficult times and have kept their love alive (by wrestling).