A certain webloid is claiming to have “EXCLUSIVE details” on how Chris Pratt is “heartbroken” and “so hurt” over Anna Faris‘ apparent new romance. But Gossip Cop can confirm this story was completely made up.
This week it emerged that Faris has been casually seeing Michael Barrett, a cinematographer with whom she worked on the upcoming Overboard remake. Their public outings have marked the first time the actress has been linked to another man since she and Pratt separated a few months ago. Now HollywoodLife, wanting to capitalize on the news, is pretending to know Pratt’s reaction to his estranged wife’s decision to move on.
A so-called “source close to the actor” is quoted as saying, “Chris is having a difficult time trying to figure out the timing of Anna’s new relationship with Mike. Chris knows Anna met him a while ago, but when they may have started hooking up, Chris doesn’t really want to think about. It is too painful.” This supposed snitch goes on to tell the site that Pratt still “doesn’t know what really happened with Anna or how exactly things fell apart.” That’s odd, considering that in the aftermath of their split HollywoodLies published a number of purported “exclusives” about what supposedly went wrong in the marriage.
In fact, the outlet was so desperate to exploit the breakup that it seemingly fabricated a number of tales, such as one that claimed Faris was “not over” Pratt and another that alleged Faris was “dreading” dating in her 40s. There was also a piece about Pratt “swearing off dating.” And every time Gossip Cop investigated these reports, we learned that the “sources” referenced weren’t authentic. No one in either star’s camp was going to HollywoodLies to share their feelings on this or that.
And that’s still the case today. However Pratt feels about Faris and Barrett, Gossip Cop is assured that no one legitimately close to him is telling this online publication his reaction. HollywoodLies is once again offering readers phony insight just to get in on a hot topic.
Gossip Cop believes there to be elements of truth, but the story is ultimately misleading.