Anna Faris Says Her First Divorce Turned Her Into ‘Someone She Didn’t Recognize’

anna faris has never been one to shy away from difficult topics, and she isn’t starting to do so now.

The 45-year-old Scary Movie actress opened on Chelsea Handler‘s podcast Dear Chelsea about her life after the divorce and how she is still learning how to become a stepmother. Listen above.

“At first I felt like I wanted to be a little bit like this wild, new, reckless person in their life because I was going through a divorce too,” Faris told Handler about co-parenting with her husband Michael Barrett, who has two children. has from a previous relationship.

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Anna Faris Michael Barrett
Anna Faris is married to Michael Barrett, who has two children from a previous relationship. (Getty)

Faris and Barrett marry in 2021 after four years together† Prior to her marriage to Barrett, Faris was married to actor Chris Pratt, with whom she shares a nine-year-old son, Jack. Faris and Pratt divorced in October 2018 and before Pratt, Faris was married to actor Ben Indra until 2008.

“It hit hard the first time,” Faris explained on the podcast of her first divorce, from Indra.

“I turned into someone I didn’t recognize. I was always the kind of person who filled my fridge – and I hosted a lot of dinners. That was when I had friends,” she laughed.

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Actress Anna Faris arrives with boyfriend Ben Indra for the premiere of "Lost in translation" at the Chelsea West Theater on September 9, 2003 in New York City.
Anna Faris and Ben Indra were married until 2008 and then Faris married Chris Pratt. (Getty)

“But then I found myself in this apartment with only beer and mustard in the fridge, and I went out all the time,” Faris said of her first period after the divorce.

“I had no one to text or call to say, ‘Hey, can I do this?’ It was incredibly liberating and I returned to when I was 17 years old.”

Faris has been candid about her insecurity since she was younger, and how it made her slow to accept love — but after her second divorce, Faris said accepting love “was easier.”

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Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt were married until 2018. (AAP)
Anna Faris and Jack Pratt
They share a son, Jack Pratt. (Instagram)

“I’m still having a little trouble with it,” Faris said of accepting love.

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

She said she got fake boobs and bleach [her] her” as a “strategy”, and while she can easily accept compliments on her work, she struggles to accept praise around her appearance.

“When you’re doing something in Hollywood and everyone looks beautiful and someone says, ‘I think you look so beautiful,’ I can’t absorb it very well,” she said. “It’s a little too much.”

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