In the 2013 Disney film Frozen, Princess Anna’s (Kristen Bell) sister, Elsa (Idina Menzel), sings a song you might’ve heard of called “Let It Go.” It’s a beautiful, albeit incredibly cheesy, song about not allowing your past to define you. Of course, the song has a very specific context in the story—Elsa’s sings it to embrace her freaky ice-sculpting abilities—but its theme is universal. You can apply “Let It Go” to just about anything: a bad day, making a mistake at work, drunk-texting your ex, even Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ split.
Oh yeah, if you’ve been living under a rock this week, Faris and Pratt announced they’re separating after eight years of marriage. It’s devastating and traumatic, and I’m still shook even though I don’t know them. Rephrase: The world is still shook. This was the split no one saw coming.
But Bell has some advice for how to cope with this news, and it’s very “Let It Go”–adjacent. No, she’s not telling us to forget about Faris and Pratt’s relationship (because that would be impossible). However, she does think people should be a little more understanding of the fact this is what Faris and Pratt want.
“I think there’s a little bit of lack of acknowledgment about really loving something that was,” Bell told E! News. “If there are two people that decide not to be together, it shouldn’t really be a heartbreak for everyone.”
Instead of crying into a Domino’s
medium large pizza, Bell says we should remember the good times in Pratt and Faris’ marriage. “You should say, ‘Oh, they tried. But that doesn’t discount the lovely years they had together.’ If I ever get divorced, I’m still going to be like, ‘Wow, I loved being married to that man,’” she said.
I mean, this makes sense, but it’s easier said than done. If this split will make Pratt and Faris’ family stronger, we should accept it. That being said, I’ve been crying on and off for 96 hours straight and am showing no signs of slowing down. Maybe listening to “Let It Go” will do the trick.
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