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A claim about Anna Faris being afraid and "dreading" dating in her 40s after her split from Chris Pratt is made-up. No one from her world is sharing such inner thoughts with the media, and most especially with an outlet that has a track record for manufacturing fake news. We're told is all untrue.

The latest tall tale comes not surprisingly from HollywoodLife, a site that has a penchant for taking real events and adding phony twists to them. The blog alleges Faris is "a 'wreck' now and not into middle-aged dating." The repeatedly discredited outlet claims a "friend" of hers says, "Anna can't believe she's going to have to start dating again in her 40s." "Just thinking about it makes her break down in tears... The idea of being naked in front of someone other than Chris makes her ill," the seemingly concocted source continues, adding, "She doesn't want someone new, she wants the old Chris back."

HollywoodLies, as it's known because of its fibbing habit, goes on to state, "Though they have not revealed the exact catalyst for the separation... the word on the street is it was Chris' sudden rise to fame that did them in." Are readers really supposed to believe that while the blog acknowledges it doesn't know "the exact catalyst for the separation," it somehow is privy to Faris' deep down thoughts and fears? Wouldn't the alleged "friend" who gave the site its "dating" story know something larger like the reason why the actress and Pratt split?

The bottom line is HollywoodLies makes up fake news around actual occurrences. Since the couple announced their split a week ago, the site has been churning out a slew of stories designed to capitalize on their breakup. For the most part, the articles take possible scenarios like Faris crying over her divorce from Pratt and pretending to have inside information. Obviously, the couple has shred tears over the dissolution of their marriage.

Another fabricated article by that outlet claimed to have the scoop about Pratt and Faris wanting to protect their son from the pain of their split. Really? What parents want to expose their kids to the pain associated with divorce? Rather than publishing what might or could be possible, Gossip Cop actually fact-checks every claim to the best of our ability. And in this instance, we're assured absolutely no one close to Faris fed this phony story to HollywoodLies.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.

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