News broke in early August that Anna Faris and Chris Pratt were separating after eight years of marriage. The details surrounding their conscious uncoupling are still unknown, but it’s clear these two still have deep love and respect for each other. Just last week, Faris told People magazine that they’ll always be “incredible friends.” “We truly adore each other, and we love each other. I think it still comes through,” she said. Pratt corroborated this in September when he told TMZ that Faris did an “amazing” job at the 2017 Emmy Awards and that she “looked great.”
The fact Pratt and Faris ended things on such amicable terms will make transitioning to the next chapter of their lives much easier. And it appears Faris has already started hers: People reports the actress has gone on “several dinner dates” with a new man. His name is Michael Barrett, a cinematographer who met Faris on the set of her upcoming film Overboard. The magazine reports they were first spotted together in early September and have been hanging out “for weeks.”
The Daily Mail published photos of Faris and Barrett at a carnival in Malibu with Faris’ son, Jack. The event reportedly took place September 9, and Faris is seen drinking beer and giggling with Barrett in the pics.
People adds that Faris and Barrett have increased their time together more recently, which might be a sign things are going from casual to, erm, less casual. Barrett and Faris were not linked romantically when they worked together on Overboard last year; this seems to be something that’s blossomed in just the last few weeks.