Chris Pratt and Anna Faris released a joint statement Sunday night, saying they “tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed.”

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Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that they are separating after eight years of marriage, sparking a wave of shock and sadness online about the demise of one of Hollywood’s most popular power couples.

The actors, who both grew up in Western Washington, released a joint statement Sunday night, saying they had “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,” the two wrote.

In recent years, Pratt, 38, has emerged as a superstar as the face of movie franchises “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic Park,” along with TV sitcom “Parks and Recreation.” Faris, 40, stars in the CBS comedy, “Mom,” and is also the voice of the Jailbreak character in recently-released “The Emoji Movie.”

Pratt and Faris have long been celebrated as a lovable Hollywood couple. They have gushed about each other in interviews and shared family moments on social media, including times wearing Seahawks jerseys and attending Seahawks games.

BuzzFeed once wrote a listicle about the couple’s relationship: “21 Times Chris Pratt And Anna Faris Revived Our Faith In Love.” Their breakup quickly became a worldwide trending topic on Twitter.

Pratt spoke about balancing his home life and his career in an interview with The Associated Press earlier this year before the release of “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2,” which went on to become a blockbuster.

“For the first part of our relationship, we put our careers at the top,” Pratt said of his relationship with Faris. “We were like, ‘Honey, if you get a job and you have to go to Istanbul for six months, you’re going. I’ll help you pack. I’ll Skype with you every day. You’re living your dream, I’m living my dream. That’s what we do.’”

He said, at the time, that starring in two major franchises made it easier for them to strategize what roles they would take.