Anna Faris secretly got married during the pandemic: ‘Everything about it just felt right’

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Anna Faris, 44, secretly married her longtime partner Michael Barrett, 51. Kevin Winter and Rich Polk/Getty Images
  • Anna Faris revealed on her podcast “Anna Faris is Unqualified” that she eloped during the pandemic.
  • The “Mom” star and her now-husband, cinematographer Michael Barrett, had been dating since 2017.
  • She said that even her family didn’t know about the ceremony until four days after it happened.

Anna Faris revealed on the most recent episode of her podcast, “Anna Faris is Unqualified,” that she secretly married cinematographer Michael Barrett during the pandemic.

The news slipped out during the “Mom” star’s conversation with a caller who was worried about drifting away from her friendships.

Whilst offering advice, Faris told listeners, “I’m looking around so, my fiance is right…well, he’s now my husband.”

This reveal was met with gasps from both the caller and her guest, food writer Gail Simmons. The 44-year-old actress confirmed, “Yes, we eloped. I’m sorry, honey, I just blurted that out. I can’t say fiance anymore.”

“You guys, that’s beautiful!” Simmons responded.

Faris went on to explain that they got married in a courthouse in Washington. “It was awesome. It was great,” she said.

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Faris and Barrett met on the set of ‘Overboard.’ Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Faris and her previous husband, Chris Pratt, officially filed for divorce in December 2017, after eight years of marriage. The divorce papers listed Fari and Pratt’s date of separation as July 13, 2017, and Faris was reportedly first spotted with Barrett in September of that year.

Faris and Barrett first met on the set of “Overboard,” and officially confirmed their engagement in February 2020, several months after she was first seen with an apparent engagement ring.

Later in the podcast, Faris spoke about how her family also accidentally found out that she had a new husband. She said, “We saw my family and it kind of slipped out the same way. My aunt asked me, ‘You are going to be a stepmom. How are you feeling about that?’ and I said, ‘Actually I am a stepmom as of like four days ago, but it was great.’

“Everything about it just felt right,” Faris said of her lowkey nuptials. “It was San Juan Island up in Washington state… which is just the most magical place on earth.”

Barrett is Faris’ third husband. Before marrying Pratt, she’d been married to Ben Indra from 2004 until their split was finalized in 2008. In another episode of “Anna Faris is Unqualified” in March, Faris said that she struggled with “competitiveness and comparison” in both marriages.