Like most people going through a separation, Anna Faris may not be having an easy time with her split from Chris Pratt, but a story about her "struggles to move on" was made up. Gossip Cop has been assured no one close to her or Pratt is dishing to the tabloids in the aftermath of their breakup.

Yet in its current edition, OK! has a two-page article about Faris "starting over." It's said in a teaser, "In the wake of her separation from Chris Pratt, Anna Faris struggles to move on." In the accompanying story, the tabloid contends that while fans are "still reeling" from the news of the split, "So is Anna." A so-called "source" is quoted as saying, "She is trying to muscle through the grief as best she can, but she feels sad and numb. She has a lot friends she can talk to, but even they aren't much help right now."

But a "source" thinks it would be helpful to tells a gossip magazine what's going on? That's a hard concept to swallow. "She believes she's doing the right thing, but is still struggling with her emotions," this supposed snitch further claims to the outlet, going on to repeat speculation that Faris and Pratt's diverging careers contributed to the breakup. Adds the publication, "Not helping matters: reports that he was getting too close for comfort with gorgeous co-stars like Jennifer Lawrence."

At no point does OK! take responsibility for fueling those "reports," nor does the tabloid acknowledge that it lied in May when falsely claiming Faris was pregnant with their second baby. Rather, this piece ends with the "source" stating what anyone could guess: The actress is "doing her best to move on. She's focused on work and healing bit by bit. Some days are better than others." That's an obvious, universal description for virtually any person in such a situation.

A separation is rarely an easy experience for anyone to go through, but even more so when you're a public figure. It is not all sunshine and rainbows for Faris and Pratt right now. That's pretty much a given. But no one is feeding information about their feelings to a tabloid like OK!, Gossip Cop is told. Such stories are simply made up.

Our Verdict

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


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