Hollywood stars Chris Pratt and Anna Faris have announced they are ending their marriage after eight years together.

Chris said on his Facebook page on Sunday: “Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating.”

He continued, “We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward.”

After the news broke the internet vented its despair at the situation of the split.

A gutted fan tweeted: “Honestly more upset about Chris Pratt and Anna Faris separating then I probably should be. #broken.”

Another commented: “I know it’s silly to be sad about this but I am. I really thought they would go the distance. I wish them both well.”

Chris, 38, met Anna, 40, in 2007 while filming the romantic comedy Take Me Home Tonight. They share a son, Jack, four, together.