“Love is dead,” was the takeaway message from the deluge of devastated tweets that followed Faris and Pratt’s joint statement on August 6 that they had separated.
Seven months on, Faris has opened up about her split with the Jurassic World actor and how she handled the public reaction.
“Chris and I did talk about it. We got on the Twitter feed, ‘Love is dead’ and ‘Relationship goals’,” the actress said while appearing on friend Dax Shepard‘s podcast I
“We obviously cultivated something and it was rewarding for a while. It was like ‘People seem to think we got all this shit all right.’
Faris continued: “I had a little bit of a childish feeling of ‘Oh come on, fucking grow up’ — a little anger… But that’s not fair either because I cultivated it. We intentionally cultivated the idea of like, ‘Look at this beautiful family’, and there were so many moments that weren’t like that but like anything on social media, you don’t post ‘Where the fuck is the toilet paper?’ or whatever. I think it’s a very hard forum to be genuine, and I think it does a disservice to people to not be.”
The Mom star was married to Pratt for eight-years and they have a 5-year-old son, Jack. Previously, Faris was married to actor Ben Indra from 2004-07.
The actress said that she has since questioned the importance and purpose of marriage after walking down the aisle twice.
“I need to figure out what the purpose is,” the 41-year-old explained. “Is it safety for your children? Is it convention? Is it so other people respect your relationship more?”
Faris added: “For me, I’m just not quite sure where it fits…I am a romantic. I believe in a partnership, I believe in companionship. I just don’t know if I believe in a ceremony of a wedding.”
This article originally appeared on marie claire.