It’s been over two months since Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced that the love story between the human equivalents of a high-energy pom and a dopey golden retriever was over after eight years of marriage. Since then, Chris has been filming movies and working on his relationship with Jesus, and Anna has jumped back into the dating world.
Sources tell E! News that 40-year-old Anna has been seen on a few dates with 47-year-old cinematographer Michael Barrett. Both dates took place early in September at the same Italian restaurant in Los Angeles, and they appeared to be “romantic.”
“It was definitely a dinner date,” the source notes. “It seemed romantic in the way they were looking at one another and how they were laughing at the table. No one in the restaurant realized it was her, but she definitely looked to be on a date.”
Here’s the thing. I believe you can’t technically call an Italian dinner date “romantic” unless both parties involved are seen accidentally kissing after sucking back the same piece of spaghetti, Lady and the Tramp-style. But for the sake of argument, let’s say it was romantic.
A few days after said Italian dinner date, Anna and Michael were seen with her 5-year-old son Jack at a carnival in Malibu.
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E! points out that he was the cinematographer on the remake of Overboard that she’s working on.
Anna hasn’t said anything publicly about Michael, but she has been talking about her soon-to-be ex-husband. Anna spoke to People about the release of her upcoming memoir Unqualified, the foreword of which was written by Chris before they split up. Anna totally doesn’t hate Chris and they still love each other.
“We’ll always have each other and be incredible friends. There is still so much laughter in our lives together, and he is so proud of me, still. We watched each other grow, and he still cracks me up all the time. And I think I crack him up – unless he’s a really good actor and great at faking laughter.
It’s understandable that people seemed so invested in our happiness together. All I can say about that is, it’s all true, that we truly adore each other, and we love each other, I think it still comes through.”
I call bullshit on that. If Chris was such a good friend, he would have warned Anna that no good could possibly come from remaking what is arguably the greatest rich snob-falls-off-a-boat-and-gets-amnesia comedy in the history of cinema.