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Anna Faris was changed by divorce


Anna Faris “turned into somebody [she] didn’t recognise” after getting divorced.

The 45-year-old actress – who was married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008 and Chris Pratt from 2009 to 2018 and wed Michael Barrett last year – believes there is a “shift” that happens to a person when their marriage breaks down for good and she recalled how it “hit hard” particularly when her first union ended.

Speaking to on her ‘Dear Chelsea’ podcast, she said: “I’m like a divorce veteran because I’ve been divorced twice.

“It hit hard the first time. I turned into somebody that I didn’t recognise.

“I was always the kind of person that had their fridge filled. And I hosted a lot of dinners. That was back when I had friends.

“[After the divorce] I found myself in this apartment with just beer and mustard in the fridge.

“I was going out all the time. I had no one to text or call and say, ‘Hey, can I do this?’ essentially.”

The former ‘Mom’ actress – who has nine-year-old son Jack with Chris – found it to be an “incredibly liberating” time because she “reverted” back to her 17-year-old self.

She recalled: “I went to a bar, I was like, ‘Look how dangerous I am.’ ”

But Anna was also “terrified” that people wouldn’t find her desirable any more.

She said: “I was terrified that I wasn’t a good lover. Especially when I was younger, I was so self-conscious of my body. I didn’t want anybody to see it. But I would dance on the edges of it. I wanted to be desired desperately.”

The ‘House Bunny’ star thinks her current marriage “feels healthier” than any of her previous relationships.

She said: This time, it has been easier for me to accept a lot of love. I still kind of struggle with it but… When I was younger, if there was a lot of love — I must’ve subconsciously liked a chase … It feels healthier, though, whatever it is. It feels like I can be loved.”

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