Anna Faris made a huge announcement… by accident! The Mom alum told her podcast listeners on Monday that she eloped with her new husband, Michael Barrett. According to the actress, she and Michael got married at a courthouse in Washington state. The stunning revelation was made alongside special guest Gail Simmons.
“I think we’ve spent the last year in a place of reflection, in a place of kind of prioritization to some degree, a place of anxiety, a place of like, whatever, assessment,” Anna explained of her engagement with Michael. The cinematographer popped the question sometime in 2019, though it wasn’t confirmed until January of last year.
“I’m looking around,” Anna Farris continued on her “Anna Faris is Unqualified” podcast with special guest, Gail Simmons. Gail is a Top Chef judge who talked with Anna on Monday’s episode. “Just so, just my fiancé’s right … he’s now my husband,” Anna let out.
The slip may have been an accident, but 44-year-old Anna Farris knew she wanted to get the news off her chest. She went on to explain that she married Michael Barrett, 51, in an intimate courthouse ceremony on San Juan Island in Washington state. The actress confirmed that “yes, we eloped,” and took the time to apologize to her new husband.
“I’m sorry… I didn’t know… I’m sorry, honey. I just blurted that out,” she said after revealing the big secret. Though she apologized, Anna Faris admitted that “it just feels [like] I can’t say fiancé anymore. Thank you, it was awesome. It feels great.”
Fans shouldn’t feel bad that Anna and Michael kept it a secret for so long. Anna’s family found out in a very similar way!
“My aunt asked me, ‘You are going to be a stepmom. How are you feeling about that?’ and I said, ‘Well, actually, I am a stepmom as of, like, four days ago, but it was great,” Anna admitted. “Everything about it just felt right … It was, Sand Juan Island up in Washington state… which is just the most magical place on Earth.”
In early 2020, Anna Faris was spotted with a yellow diamond engagement ring despite no confirmation that the pair were engaged. As fan speculation went wild, Anna’s Mom co-star, Allison Janney, couldn’t hold it in any longer.
“I know she’s been engaged for a long time,” Allison told Us Weekly last year. “I kept it very quiet, I’ll have you know! So, I celebrated with them a long time ago.”
Allison Janney then explained that after Michael Barrett proposed, Anna didn’t want a huge announcement. Instead, she wanted her expensive sparkler to do all the talking. It certainly did!
Michael Barrett is Anna Faris’ third husband, which might be why the announcement was rather unconventional. Her first husband, Ben Indra, only lasted from 2004 to 2008. Anna revealed in her book, Unqualified, that she and Ben split because of her second husband, Guardians of the Galaxy star, Chris Pratt.
In 2009, Anna and Chris exchanged vows, though it ultimately ended in 2018. According to Anna, the relationship tanked after Chris Pratt’s film career took off. In her podcast, “Anna Faris is Unqualified,” she explained that she and her ex-husband didn’t do “a great job of eliminating competitiveness.”
“Or at least I didn’t,” Anna told the episode’s special guest Gwyneth Paltrow. “Being a proud person, and not wanting to reveal vulnerability.”
In the span of their relationship, Chris Pratt’s career grew exponentially and Anna Faris’ stardom started to decline. Having done House Bunny and Scary Movie, Anna’s career seemed to top off, while lesser-known star Chris Pratt’s was on the rise. After his modest days on Parks and Recreation, Chris locked in major movie deals from Guardians of the Galaxy to Jurassic World. That major change was too much for the relationship and Anna Faris and Chris Pratt called it quits.
Anna is living a more casual life with her new husband, Michael Barrett. The cinematographer and the Scary Movie star met on the set of their film, Overboard, and have begun to set up their home.