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Anna Faris's dad did not reveal the "truth" behind her split from Chris Pratt, despite a sensational claim from a certain webloid. Gossip Cop can reveal what's really going on and expose the site's shameful tactics.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Sunday Faris and Pratt announced they are separating after eight years of marriage. They released a joint statement expressing their mutual dedication to their son, Jack. Neither star, however, has commented further and their inner circle is understandably remaining tight-lipped, too. This is a private matter.

Unless, of course, you're RadarOnline and find it fit to track down Faris' father for an "exclusive." The headline published on Monday afternoon blares, "Anna Faris' Dad Reveals Truth Behind Shocking Split From Chris Pratt." But that headline is 100 percent clickbait. While it's apparently true the outlet spoke with Faris's father, he did not reveal the "truth" behind the breakup. On the contrary, he explicitly said he "can't talk" about the situation in detail out of respect for his daughter and son-in-law's privacy.

"I can't say much, but what I can say is that they are both wonderful, loving people who respect each other. And right now we are just trying to do what's best for our grandson," Faris' dad, who is also named Jack, is quoted as saying. He further said he is "still on good terms" with Pratt, but then the webloid notes, "When asked if news of their separation came as a shock to him, he responded with 'that edges more on privacy, so I can't talk about it.'"

Where in all this did Faris's father reveal the "truth" behind the split? Nowhere. RadarOnline is trying to entice readers with a scoop it does not have. And this is not the first time the site has tried this trick. Last year, the online publication contacted Jennifer Garner's dad under the guise of finding out how her family was affected by the flooding in West Virginia. That was not, however, the focus of the story that was published.

"Jen & Ben Back On For Good! Her Dad Reveals How She Won Him Back," read the headline. And yet, Garner's father said nothing of the sort. In fact, he actually told the webloid, "I would prefer not to comment on her plans. Any news will come from her and not from us." But the outlet blatantly misrepresented his remarks for the sake of traffic, which is exactly what is being done now with Faris's dad. And in reality, there's actually no "truth" to the site's fake news headline.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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