When Anna Faris and Chris Pratt decided to divorce, the latter had no idea that the universe would be sending him a second chance at love so soon.
Endearing fans with his roles in Parks and Recreation, Guardians of the Galaxy, to name a few, Chris Pratt is certainly one of the biggest Hollywood actors of this generation. He has managed to amass adoring fans from all over the world and it seems like he's got everything sorted in life. But just like any other person, he too had to go through painful moments in his personal life. And one of them was his split from wife of eight years, actress Anna Faris. However, that didn't stop the universe from giving him another chance at love, one which he took with arms wide open. And that happened to be with A-list actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver's daughter, Katherine.
In 2007, Anna Faris and Pratt met on the sets of Take Me Home Tonight though nothing happened initially due to the fact that the former was married at the time, according to the Insider. When the movie released in 2011, Pratt star shared their love story at the premiere, saying, "This is a pretty spectacular moment for us, to be able to come to this movie that we met on and fell in love making." Soon enough, they were married and even had one son, Jack Pratt. However, due to various factors such as fame and work, the couple decided that it would be best to split.
The then 38-year-old Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 star took to his official Facebook page to announce the separation news, writing, "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." The statement continued, "We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another," reported EOnline.
The story of how these two met is absolutely adorable and it makes you wonder if the universe truly did bring them together. In 2018, the couple met for the first time. Speaking with Extra to celebrate Jurassic World — The Ride!, Pratt told the outlet that he and Schwarzenegger knew a lot of the same people and that their meeting was "kismet," aka destined and inevitable. “We met at church!" he revealed to the outlet. "There’s a lot of kismet… a lot of connections, but that is where we met."
According to People, Maria Shiver, Schwarzenegger's mother also had a hand to play in their meeting. "Maria helped set them up," People's insider revealed. And since then, there's been no looking back. By November of 2018, Pratt and Faris were officially divorced and the Passengers actor decided to take the next step with his author girlfriend. On January 13, 2019, the 40-year-old actor proposed to the 29-year-old author. Not long after, he put up a post on Instagram expressing how happy he was that she said yes.
On June 8, 2019, the couple tied the knot at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California, according to TMZ. The day after their beautiful wedding, the actor once again took to Instagram to share the moment. Along with a picture of him and the gorgeous bride, he wrote, "Yesterday was the best day of our lives! We became husband and wife in front of God, our families and those we love. It was intimate, moving and emotional. We feel so blessed to begin this new chapter of our lives. We are so thankful to our families and our friends who stood with us and grateful to Mr. Giorgio Armani who created a once in a lifetime dress for Katherine to wear and for me, the perfect suit. This morning we feel nothing but blessed."
On Pratt's birthday, his wife, who is the author of Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back, posted a sweet picture of her new husband wishing him. She captioned it, "Happy birthday to my darling angel face! So beyond blessed to laugh with you, love you, go on adventures with you, kiss you and live this magical life with you. You make life joy filled! I love you so much! Happy happy!"
Here's to many more years of happiness ahead for the couple!