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“I’m looking around … my fiancé’s right—he’s now my husband. Yes, we eloped,” she said, adding, “I’m sorry, honey. I just blurted that out. I can’t say ‘fiancé’ anymore. It was awesome. Yeah, it was great. It was at a local courthouse up in Washington state. It was great.”
Cute! Get to know Anna Faris’ husband Michael Barrett and how he won her heart.
What does Anna Faris’ husband Michael Barrett do?
Barrett is a cinematographer and director of photography with a pretty impressive resume. His credits include CSI, CSI: Miami, Supergirl, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Bobby, Georgia Rule, You Don’t Mess With the Zohan, Bedtime Stories, Everything Must Go, Fright Night, Ted, Ted 2, Texas Chainsaw, About Last Night, Overboard and Gotti—to name just a few!
Barrett has two children from a prior relationship.
How did Anna Faris meet Michael Barrett?
Faris and Barrett haven’t gone into too much detail about how their relationship began, but they likely met on the set of her 2018 remake of Overboard.
“We had an immediate kind of intimacy,” she told PEOPLE in May 2021. “We’re both probably introverts in a very similar way. And he has two children and that has been awesome. I’ve really learned a lot about myself through his kids. It’s been really rewarding.”
When did Michael Barrett and Anna Faris get engaged?
Faris and Barrett were first rumored to be engaged in November 2019. In January 2020, Faris’ Mom co-star Allison Janney confirmed the couple had gotten engaged “a long time ago.” Faris herself confirmed her engagement to Barrett a month later on The Late Late Show With James Corden, joking that she wouldn’t mind officiating her own wedding.
How many times has Anna Faris been married?
Barrett is Faris’ third husband. She was married to Ben Indra from 2004 to 2008. In 2009, she married Chris Pratt, with whom she shares son Jack. Faris and Pratt split in 2017. He then went on to marry Katherine Schwarzenegger in 2019; they share daughter Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt, born in August 2020.
After her Pratt split, Faris previously said she wasn’t sure if she’d tie the knot ever again. She admitted on celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser‘s Divorce Sucks! podcast, “I will say I believe in love and monogamy and I believe in the commitment with a relationship. But I do struggle, having gone through it a couple of times now, Laura, with the idea of our legal system. I struggle with that on kind of a feminist level.”
Why did Anna Faris get divorced?
Faris hasn’t spoken at length about her first marriage, but hinted on her podcast that she simply got married too young when she and Indra wed. “I don’t know if it’s too grumpy and cruel to say in a sense but if I could tell my 8-year-old son one thing that maybe he would stick to, I would really encourage him to not get married in his 20s,” she said. She was around 28 years old the first time she walked down the aisle.
She also admitted on a May 2021 episode of her podcast that her divorces from Indra and Pratt were each almost inevitable.
“For me, I think after every breakup, at some point I realize that there were a lot of things I ignored that I really shouldn’t have,” she said. “In hindsight, it felt like my hand was forced. I don’t think it was ever an independent decision.” She also told a caller who considered calling off her engagement, “I really feel like calling off an engagement is a smarter, stronger, braver move than what I did. Which was like, ‘Well, I guess everyone is expecting this, so let’s just go through with it.’”
Faris admitted that her marriages to the two actors were likely complicated by a sense of competition.
“My two other marriages were with actors and I don’t think we did a great job of eliminating competitiveness,” she said in a March 2021 episode of Unqualified. “Or at least I didn’t, being a proud person, and not wanting to reveal vulnerability. Any hint of competitiveness and comparison, I didn’t handle that very well, I don’t think,” Faris added. “And I hope I’ve grown from that.”