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Anna Faris says she ‘turned into somebody I didn’t acknowledge’ after divorce

Anna Faris is a piece in progress.

The actor, 45, lately opened up in an interview with Chelsea Handler on Handler’s podcast, Dear Chelsea, about her life post-divorce and the way she’s “still learning” tips on how to settle for love in her life.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - MAY 08: Anna Faris attends the

Anna Faris is opening up about life as a stepmom. (Photo: Victor Chavez/Getty Images)

“Being a stepmom… I’m nonetheless studying. I actually am,” she defined of co-parenting her new husband Michael Barrett’s two kids, which he has from a earlier relationship. “I felt at first I wanted to be kinda like this wild, new, reckless person in their lives, because I was also going through a divorce.”

Faris married cinematographer Barrett in 2021, after meeting him on the film Overboard.

Previously, she was married to Chris Pratt, before they divorced In October 2018. She and Pratt share a son, Jack, 9. Before Pratt, she was married to actor Ben Indra until their divorce in 2008.

When reflecting about how her separation from Indra changed her perspective on life, Faris acknowledged, “there is this kind of shift that happens” post-divorce.

“It hit hard the first time,” she defined. “I turned into somebody I didn’t recognize. Like, I was always the kinda person that had my fridge filled — and I hosted a lot of dinners. That was back when I had friends. But then [post-divorce] I found myself in this apartment with just beer and mustard in the fridge, and I was going out all the time. I had no one to text or call to say, ‘Hey, can I do this?’ It was incredibly liberating, and I reverted back to, like, when I was 17 years old.”

When talking of the intimate relationship she has with herself now, Faris admits it’s a “slow growth” in the case of accepting love from others — which she will hint again to her childhood.

“I was terrified that I wasn’t a good lover, especially when I was younger,” she stated. “I was so self-conscious of my body. I didn’t want anybody to see it, but I would dance on the edges of it. I wanted to be desired desperately.”

“My mom never complimented my physical appearance,” she defined. “I was such a late bloomer — I had chubby cheeks, I wore headgear for f****** years. I think my parents did that to me because they wanted me to stay a virgin,” including, “that was one of the struggles in my life for sure.”

WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 23: Actress Anna Faris and son Jack Pratt attend the premiere of

Anna Faris pictured together with her son Jack, whom she shares with ex Chriss Pratt, in 2017. (Photo: Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

Faris’s eagerness to please folks, mixed with a craving to be desired by males, impressed her to make adjustments to her physique to satisfy these wants.

“I just got fake boobs and bleached my hair. That was my strategy,” she stated, including that whereas it’s simple for her to just accept compliments about her work and accomplishments, it’s nonetheless a battle accepting reward about her look. “In Hollywood, if you’re at a thing and everybody looks beautiful and someone is like ‘I think you look so beautiful,’ I can’t absorb that very well. It’s a little too much.”

Following her second divorce, nonetheless, Faris says “it’s been easier” to just accept love, although provides, “I still kinda struggle with it.”

While Faris continues to be studying the ups and downs of being a stepparent, she’s additionally been open in regards to the realities of coparenting with Pratt. Earlier this 12 months, on her podcast Unqualified, she spoke brazenly in regards to the difficulties.

“Chris and I work really hard [to coparent] because we have Jack,” she stated. “That is sort of the long game idea and making sure Jack is really happy, which makes us really happy. We have sort of the luxury of circumstance. You know, we are both in other loving relationships, but it’s like, how do you not, in general, sink into a place of bitterness?”

Although she admits that elevating a toddler together with her ex has its challenges, on the finish of the day, she needs everybody the very best.

“I do want to reiterate though, that I f**king acknowledge, we all do, everyone acknowledges, that there’s bitterness and pain with all breakups, and that hopefully makes us more human,” she defined. “But the long game, and it’s just the worst being the bigger person. It just is. It f**king sucks! Until then, what [matters most] is that everyone’s happy.”

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