Anna Faris slays making post-split debut at the Emmys

Carly Milne
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle
Anna Faris arriving at the Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017. (Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

If Anna Faris is having a hard time in the wake of her split from Chris Pratt, she’s certainly not letting it show.

Fans were shocked and dismayed when the couple announced their separation in August after eight years of marriage. While Pratt, 38, made his award show reemergence last month at the Teen Choice Awards, Faris waited until Sunday night to make her first major post-split appearance — and she’s making singledom look good.

Faris, 40, walked the Emmys red carpet and stunned in a purple Marc Jacobs gown. The Mom star — who is a presenter at this evening’s awards show — appeared serene in the deep cut, floor-length column gown with floral and gem accents. She sported a matching purple clutch and wore her hair long with loose curls.

Anna Faris at the Emmys. (Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

The first hint of Faris’s red carpet look came on Instagram, where hair stylist Mark Townsend posted a picture of the actress from behind while he touched up her gorgeous blonde locks. “Final touches on the gorgeous @annafaris for #Emmys,” Townsend wrote, showing the back of Faris’s purple racerback gown with gem embellishments. Numerous commenters agreed with his assessment, with one adding what we were already thinking: “Faris & Pratt Rip.”

In recent weeks, Faris has been candid about her side of the split on her podcast, Unqualified. When counseling a caller on relationship advice, she said, “Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you. Don’t be afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right.”

Faris also explained how she’d lost herself in relationships.

“I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, like ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list’ and if that would be the final piece of advice I could give you, that would be know your worth, know your independence,” she added.

At the end of October, Faris will see her memoir, also called Unqualified, released to a hungry public — complete with a foreword from Pratt. The book spans Faris’s relationship with Pratt, including how she fell in love with him on the set of Take Me Home Tonight, insights on her wedding, her insecurity about Pratt kissing female co-stars, and Pratt’s insecurity about her onscreen make outs, too.

Faris talked on her podcast about her apprehensiveness around the book’s release, as it includes anecdotes about her marriage to Pratt and other personal tales.

“I feel really, really nervous because it feels really intimate,” Faris said about her book. “I’m excited and … you know, when I first got the book deal I thought, ‘Oh, what a great adventure.’ Now that it’s getting closer, I feel, in a sense, that I got to always hide behind characters, and now this is me and it feels a little scary.”

Faris was also unabashed about how revealing she got in the book, saying, “It’s just my experiences. It’s just sort of how I felt as a really quiet kid with headgear, and then suddenly being an actress in L.A. and … basically how I haven’t felt comfortable in my own skin.”

In the foreword, Pratt is effusive with his praise of Faris, writing, “She is fierce and very loyal, she rarely punishes people. But when she does, it’s powerful and terrifying, and when it’s over, it’s really over.”

While we’re still sad that Faris and Pratt are over, it’s clear tonight that the single life agrees with the actress.

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