Jennifer Lawrence is not to blame for Chris Pratt and Anna Faris splitting up, despite speculation. Gossip Cop can exclusively set the record straight.

As Gossip Cop reported, on Sunday night Pratt and Faris announced they separated after eight years of marriage. They said in a joint statement, "We tried hard for a long time, and we are really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."

Gossip Cop exclusively confirmed right away that Lawrence, Pratt's co-star in Passengers, played no role in his breakup with Faris. But a number of outlets are fueling unfounded speculation. "Jennifer Lawrence rumours and a radical makeover: Inside Chris Pratt and Anna Faris's surprise split," reads a headline from the Mirror. But what evidence does the British tabloid have to back up those rumors? Absolutely none.

The U.K. paper merely points to fans theorizing on social media. "Fans of Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have furiously turned on one of his former co-stars to accuse her of being the reason for the pair splitting," writes the publication, further saying, "Fans were quick to theorise that Oscar winning star Jennifer Lawrence, 26, could be a contributing factor in the couple's decision to divorce. Chris and J-Law starred opposite each other in the 2016 Sci Fi drama Passengers - with some fans making the leap to suggest the pair grew too close on set."

The Mirror goes on to feature some of the tweets that "have accused J Law of getting between the two." The Sun pulled a similar move, blaring in a headline, "AGAINST THE LAW: Fans blame Jennifer Lawrence for Chris Pratt and Anna Faris's shock break-up." It's only several paragraphs down that the tabloid acknowledges there's "no evidence to suggest Jennifer was involved in the breakdown of Chris and Anna's relationship." Its rival paper similarly buried its denial, eventually writing, "There appears to be no basis for trolls accusing J Law of being a factor in the break up."

And yet both outlets saw no problem fanning the flames with their suggestive headlines and flawed stories. The Mirror and The Sun both could have reported the truth from the get-go, writing articles that straight-forwardly debunked the unfounded fan theories. Instead, the two publications promoted the erroneous claims. That's spreading fake news, not doing real journalism.

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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