Jennifer Lawrence has often been the target of good old Hollywood rumors. Still, she is also famous for her confidence in standing up for herself, shutting down false stories about her personal life, and maintaining her privacy. The spiciest piece of gossip about the famous actress focuses on the supposed love affair between Lawrence and her “Passengers” costar, Chris Pratt. At the time of filming, Pratt was married to actress and podcaster Anna Faris, but their divorce in 2017 rekindled this rumor.
In the midst of touring for her movie “Red Sparrow,” Jennifer Lawrence did an interview with KISS UK, where she addressed the most controversial rumor about her private life. She emphasized that her relationship with Chris Pratt while filming “Passengers” and afterward has been nothing more than friendly. The actress firmly denied the speculations about her being the reason for Pratt and Anna Faris’ divorce.
Jennifer Lawrence admittedly felt the most vulnerable during the filming of her steamy “Passengers” scene with Chris Pratt, so much so that she turned to her mother for reassurance. Despite her feelings about the scene, it kickstarted the spread of rumors of the two actors’ on-set affair. Although these rumors died down, they became popular again after Chris Pratt divorced Anna Faris in 2017.
In the abovementioned interview, the A-list actress denied ever having an affair with Chris Pratt. She recounted her shock when the public immediately supposed she had been the culprit for Pratt and Faris’ divorce. The filming of “Passengers” lasted from September 2015 to February 2016, while Pratt and Faris put an end to their marriage in August 2017.
Multiple rumors about Chris Pratt’s infidelity circulated during his marriage with Anna Faris, which prompted the successful comedian and podcaster to speak out about how these rumors shook their relationship. As Faris explained in her podcast, “Unqualified,” she and Pratt regularly discussed the disadvantages of being in the public eye. However, this didn’t resolve her constant insecurity concerning their marriage.
While reflecting on her relationship with her now ex-husband in a 2021 episode of her podcast, Anna Faris admitted that she never shared her marriage problems with her inner circle, and neither did Pratt. After the divorce, Faris realized that there were a lot of issues in their relationship that she shouldn’t have ignored.
However, according to Faris, she and Pratt have remained good friends and are here for each other even after their divorce. She affectionately recounts how their careers grew side by side and says they still make each other laugh. “There is still so much laughter in our lives together, and he is so proud of me, still,” the actress explained.
Like most celebrity couples who parted ways, fans on the Internet were devastated over Faris and Pratt’s breakup. Faris acknowledged these sentiments on her podcast and confirmed that she still loves her ex-husband as a close friend. “All I can say about that is, it’s all true, that we truly adore each other, and we love each other; I think it still comes through,” she stated.
In her book "Unqualified," Anna Faris addressed the speculations about Pratt and Lawrence’s affair. She recounted receiving warnings of possible rumors even before they started spreading. According to Faris’ testimony, her publicist warned her of possible fabricated stories about Lawrence and Pratt during the filming of “Passengers.”
Although Anna Faris admitted that the rumors about her ex-husband’s affair with Jennifer Lawrence had bothered her, she never blamed the downfall of her and Pratt’s marriage on Lawrence. In fact, what really bothered her was the way she allowed tabloid stuff to get to her.
Despite the speculations, Anna Faris and Jennifer Lawrence have always remained on good terms, with Faris emphasizing that Lawrence did nothing wrong. As proof of their amicable relationship, Lawrence appeared on Faris’ podcast.
Being a Hollywood star comes with a lot of glory, but the main disadvantage is salacious stories about your personal life emerging out of the blue. The rumors about Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt’s affair prove this.