Anna Faris opens up about why she got a boob job right after her divorce
While the announcement of Anna Faris and Chris Pratt's divorce last year shocked the world, it seems the ones who handled the surprising news best was the couple themselves. With dignity and mutual love for one another, and their five-year-old son Jack, the former golden couple shared the news in a joint statement: "We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed."
While we all sobbed into our buckets of ice-cream, the actors went on with their professional pursuits, and Anna was the first to start dating again (she's going out with cinematographer Michael Barrett). You could say she's handling it well - just as she appeared to following her first divorce from Ben Idra, to whom she was married for four years. Shortly after the divorce in 2008, the actress revealed she got her boobs done, and it was "f*cking awesome".
She admitted to getting cosmetic surgery in her memoir Unqualified – namely detailing her lip injections and breast augmentation. However, it's only now that she opened up about why exactly she had them done, along with the internal conflict she felt about getting the procedure as a "staunch feminist".
"I was always a negative-A cup, so when I was 30, I was getting a divorce [from Ben Idra], I had just finished House Bunny, and I'd sold another movie, all of these new things were happening to me, so I got my breasts done," she told Women's Health, before adding: "It was f*cking awesome."
But the now-41-year-old said that it was a difficult decision to make, wondering if she was "betraying [her] own gender" by enhancing her breasts.
"I never, ever thought I'd do something like that," she admitted. "I always thought plastic surgery was caving in to 'the man,' you know? But it came down to a really simple thing: I wanted to fill out a bikini. What would that feel like? I'm still floored that I did it, because I am a staunch feminist. I kept thinking, 'Am I betraying my own gender by doing this?'"
But ultimately, she came to understand that feminism is more about feeling good about yourself and doing whatever it is that makes you feel that way.
"I wish that we were more supportive of each other," she explained. "I think that people should be able to do whatever they want, whether it's getting braces, bleaching their hair, getting extensions, getting a boob job, getting vaginal surgery, or getting a nose job."
She also revealed that she gained 70 pounds (31 kilos) during her pregnancy with Jack.
"When I was pregnant, I gained 70 pounds! I wish it was all in my belly, but it was on my arms, my thighs, my ass," she said. "I remember at the time thinking, 'This is incredible'. I'd never enjoyed food more and I didn't care. My vanity was completely tidal-waved by the need to just nourish this thing. Nothing was going to stop me!"
"Finally, my doctor was like, 'Okay, you're, uh, gaining at a pretty rapid pace.' Well, yeah! For the first time in a long time, I had absolutely zero concern about my weight," she said. "It felt really good."
Speaking of her more recent divorce to Chris Pratt last year, Anna says they're still on good terms: "What Chris and I try to do is to communicate openly. We reiterate that there aren't rules to this. We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack."
"I cherish my family, my close friends, my child—that makes the rest of it worth it," she said.