Anna Faris has been quietly dating a 47-year-old cinematographer for a month

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It feels like Anna Faris and Chris Pratt announced their separation a year ago, doesn’t it? But the announcement was just in August. Pratt and Faris had been dealing with many issues for a few years, but by all accounts, they were committed to really trying to make their marriage work. Their separation announcement seemed like it was a long time coming, and for what it’s worth, I genuinely buy the idea that they’re committed to getting along and co-parenting. I thought Pratt would be the first one to publicly “move on” to someone else, post-split. But no – Anna Faris is the first one to publicly step out with a new person.

Anna Faris is getting back into the dating scene following her split from husband Chris Pratt in August. The Mom actress, 40, and cinematographer Michael Barrett, 47, have been spending time together since September after working together on the new film Overboard. The duo were spotted together in early September.

“Anna has been hanging out with Michael for weeks,” says a source. “They were hanging out occasionally in September, but started seeing each other more frequently recently”

Faris and Barrett were also seen on several dinner dates recently, stepping out twice in the span of two days at Modo Mio, an upscale Italian restaurant in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, according to E! Online. The two were also seen enjoying lunch at Neptune’s Net in Malibu, California, last month, TMZ reports.

[From People]

Some nice stuff… their ages make sense and it’s nice to see a 47-year-old man dating a 40-year-old woman (as opposed to a 21-year-old). It’s also nice that this guy isn’t an actor, honestly – I think Faris had issues with how famous Pratt became over the course of their marriage, and she might like to be “the star” in this new relationship. Something not so nice: Faris and her new boyfriend seem to be drinking a lot on their dates? There are lots of rumors about Faris’s drinking being one of the big problems in her marriage. I don’t know.

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  1. island_girl says:

    Good for Ana, I think she’s lovely and hope for happiness for her and her son.

  2. Cleatta says:

    I’m honestly shocked she’s the first one with a new beau. She seemed so devastated and Chris was more like “it sucks but it happens.” I thought for sure we’d see him trying to sneak out of a club with a 20 something model/actress soon.

    I hope this guy is nice!

    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      I bet Chris has already moved on with a non famous, submissive Christian woman. He will be remarried within a year, that’s my guess! I know his type.

      I think it’s great for Anna, she seems like a genuinely sweet down to earth person.

      • argonaut says:

        he’s always papped going to church. i bet his next girlfriend will be someone he met through church, and like you said, not famous.

      • kibbles says:

        Can you imagine the young single (and even not single) women at that church? I’m sure plenty are eyeing him and trying to get into his good graces, crossing their fingers that they’ll hit the lottery if they catch his eye.

    • Veronica says:

      In fairness, men aren’t given as much allowance for public displays of vulnerability. He may have been just as upset but felt he had to be less explicit about it.

    • Ravensdaughter says:

      It’s only a month. Let’s not jump the gun.

    • Susan says:

      All it means is that Chris doesn’t have a bona fide. That doesn’t preclude him banging a new woman every night and taking advantage of his single status. I’m not surprised Anna is the first one with a consistent partner.

  3. S says:

    My, she looks … not her best in that top picture. Oof.

    Don’t want to be that person that says she can’t move on, but this seems very fast, especially given that she’s a mom and was already working with this person way before the split was even announced. Timing is a little suspect. That, combined with the rampant rumors about her drinking, makes this all seem a little too Ben Affleck spiral-similar to me.

    Hope I’m wrong about all of it, but I’m getting a huge ‘yikes’ vibe here.

  4. Juls says:

    So Overboard is apparently a remake of the Goldie Hawn cult-classic? Not sure how I feel about that.

    • S says:

      Yeah, as much as she’s been compare to Goldie, I’m not sure anyone can top them. It’s also gender-swapped, with Anna in the Kurt Russell role. I’ll reserve judgement, but I’m not all that hopeful either.

      • Juls says:

        The premise of the story is problematic, with the amnesiac being tricked into indentured servitude and all. But I admit that I loved the original, mainly because Goldie was so fantastic in it.

  5. Nicole says:

    I mean good for her but I’m totally side eyeing her for the things in her book. The way she describes ending her marriage and immediately shacking up with Pratt was ick

    • Abby says:

      Yes exactly.
      Has her book been covered on this site? Sometimes i skip days so i could have missed it.
      Anyway she admits to pretty much dumping the first husband as she started to crush on Pratt. I am paraphrasing cause i was so annoyed.
      That was 2007. She and Pratt married 2008 so within a year.
      Now she’s out the gates already with this guy.
      I am totally side-eyeing her.

      And to be clear,it’s not simply the speed of her rebound. Everyone recovers differently. But i truly wonder about relationship overlap. Granted she has not admitted to that but I am suspicious.

    • Peeking in says:

      If this had been Chris, out with a woman 2 months after announcing the split, celebitches would be skewering him right now.

    • argonaut says:

      i read that too. dumping her husband via phone and then showing up at pratt’s door “ready to get boned”? Very callous. I’m sure her ex husband will love to hear that.

  6. HelloSunshine says:

    I like her (even though I hate the show Mom lol) and I really hope she isn’t drinking a ton or anything. She’s seems like a great mom to her son and hopefully her and Pratt (ugh) can coparent nicely

  7. JA says:

    Everyone is different but dayuuum. that was fast. Their marriage was probably struggling for awhile and was over before they announced if she was able to bounce back from it so quickly. If you have been married 2x right after each other and they didn’t work out, wouldn’t this be a great time to ya know, focus on you instead of getting back to dating? I didn’t have a serious relationship till 30s and married at 33… it’s totally cool and fine to be alone/single people, don’t fear it, embrace it!

    • Ladidah says:

      I have a friend (no really) who the longest has been single is 3 months from 19 to 34, and like Farris, has been divorced/seen some real weird relationships end. They think 3 months of focusing on them was enough, and really wants kids, but also I think has a pathological fear of ending up alone. Person has standards but bends them to make room for new partner, because of childhood issues. It is pretty common I would think?

  8. Olivia says:

    Why are we so obsessed with age? We are giving him props for not dating a 21 year old? ugh no wonder women have such a complex about age

    • Ann says:

      I know! He’s still SEVEN years older than she is which would be “problematic” if reversed. Let’s all stop playing by the rules that weren’t made by us and are detrimental for us.

      • anna222 says:

        Once you’re past thirty, I wouldn’t say seven years age difference is problematic for either party. Once people are fully formed adults age differences aren’t a big deal unless they’re in very different life stages.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        @anna222 I agree. I think mutual goals are more important than age.

    • Sayrah says:

      I know. That was weird to read to me too.

    • kibbles says:

      Because it is very typical for men in their 40s and 50s to look over women their own age and go straight for the younguns in their 20s. It actually is refreshing to see a man over 35 choose to be with a woman who is over 35 (or even over 30). I see this even among non-famous non-wealthy men. So many prefer women in their 20s which is why it is very difficult for single women over 35 in the dating game.

      • JuliaGoolia says:

        Understand that it’s different strokes for different folks, but I divorced at 38 and when I started dating again, I’d honestly never been so popular. And with a wide range of men. If I’d wanted to date young guys I could have (I didn’t want to!) but I met guys in my age range too. I found it much easier than meeting people in my 20’s which were a nightmare (I was single and didn’t even have a date for 2 solid years during them!)

  9. jugil1 says:

    Just so long as she or her ex don’t adopt any more pets, I could not care less.

  10. Susie says:

    The photo of her drinking could be on set. It looks like the cinematographer is “working” and she’s playing the Kurt Russell character so she’s costumed perfectly for that. And that character is a beer drinker, etc. I think this is from the set. Which would make that liquor-coloured water.

    • S says:

      The photos are listed as being from a September carnival, when Overboard had already wrapped. Definitely not saying the Mail couldn’t be lying, because it is the DM, but it does look a like a carnival date and not a movie set. If only because it would be super weird for a cinematographer to be standing next to the star in multiple shots, with no other actors or crew in the shot … while wearing a plastic sword. Just sayin’.

  11. Millenial says:

    Eh, everyone deserves a rebound dude. But I kinda side eye being public about it — kind of seems like a message to Pratt.

  12. Stacey says:

    Lots of buzz about her drinking problems and here she is day drinking wine…

    Their marriage must have been over for awhile, from all reports she is managing fine.

    Compared to someone loke Jennie Garth, who was dumped and completely devestated. (Understandably so)…i suspect overlap or the marriage was already DOA for awhile