Chris Pratt and Anna Faris split: 'We tried hard for a long time'

Anna Faris and Chris Prat are separating after eight years of marriage.

American actress/producer Anna Faris and actor Chris Pratt have split. The duo announced that they are separating after eight years of marriage via social media.

The Jurassic World actor wrote on Facebook: "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. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another," he added.

The 40-year-old actress also shared the statement on her social media accounts.

Faris met the Guardian of the Galaxy star in 2007 in Los Angeles on the set of Take me Home Tonight. Following that, the two started dating and got engaged in late 2008. The couple wed on July 9 2009 in Bali, Indonesia.

The couple were constantly hit by split rumours, but the two always denied them. During an interview on social news site Reddit, Pratt gushed about Faris. He said during the Ask Me Anything' (AMA) session: "Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny, just as much as my crazy career and the way I fell into this life. She and I grew up 20 minutes away from each other but never met until we met in LA."

"We both got our start in horror spoofs. We both did an animated movie for Phil Lord and Chris Miller. We both made our careers playing guileless nitwits for laughs. We both have parents that have suffered with MS. The similarities go on and on. Anna is a great wife. Very patient and understanding. Very supportive. So kind and genuine always. And she gave me a wonderful son and family of in laws that I truly love," Pratt added.