We all had a little (or not so little) cry when we found out that Chris Pratt and Anna Faris had called it quits.
It was one Hollywood break up we were NEVER saw coming…
Now, Anna has opened up about the ins and outs of her personal life in her new memoir Unqualified.
The book is due out this October, but Anna has been releasing little tid bits from her book to get us hooked.
Cosmo recently published a sneak peek from the book, in which Anna opens up about how she always tried to be “a guy’s girl” and calls bulls#@ on it.
We all know what Anna means by trying to be ‘a guy’s girl’, right?
It’s kind of like the ‘cool girl’ in the book Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, in which she describes them as "Being the Cool Girl means I am a hot, brilliant, funny woman who adores football, poker, dirty jokes, and burping, who plays video games, drinks cheap beer... because Cool Girls are above all hot. Hot and understanding. Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want.
"Men actually think this girl exists. Maybe they’re fooled because so many women are willing to pretend to be this girl."
Anna opened up about her relationship and how trying to be something she wasn’t ultimately worked against her.
She revealed, "In my 20s, I thought it was cool to say I was a guys’ girl. I didn’t realise until later how lame I sounded, bragging as though having a lot of girlfriends was a bad thing.
"Back then, I thought that having the approval of my stoner guy friends was of greater value than having the approval of beautiful blonde sorority girls, so I touted my male friends as if my association with them spoke to how cool I really was. I was selling my own gender down the river, and I wasn’t even getting any fulfilment from the relationships with those dudes.
"The truth of why I didn’t have girlfriends probably had nothing to do with my being a guys’ girl and everything to do with the fact that I was angry and jealous and unduly proud of the guys I was hanging out with … It takes vulnerability of spirit to open yourself up to other women in a way that isn’t competitive, and that’s especially hard in Hollywood, where competition is built into almost every interaction."
Anna also revealed that she doesn’t believe you can rely on your partner to be your ‘anchor’ in all elements of life, and that sometimes you really do need a strong support system of girlfriends and other friends.
"I was once told that I didn’t need a tight group of girlfriends because Chris should be my best friend. But I never bought that. The idea of your mate being your best friend — it’s overhyped. I really believe that your partner serves one purpose and each friend serves another.
"There’s the friend you confess things to and the friend with whom you do the listening. Or this is the person I talk to when I’m feeling lonely and sad, this is the person I talk to about work shit, and this is the friend I’m still in touch with because we grew up together."
A lot of us could learn something from what Anna has to say and we think we should start putting it into practice now.
Don’t try to be someone you’re not - the right person loves you for YOU. Quirks and all.