The Mom actress admits she made a "mistake."

By Blake Bakkila
Updated August 16, 2017
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Anna Faris is opening up about past relationships for the first time since news of her split from Chris Pratt. (The widely beloved couple, who share almost-5-year-old son Jack, recently announced they are separating after eight years of marriage.)

The 40-year-old actress discussed her thoughts on healthy relationships, though not specifically addressing her own, during Tuesday’s episode of her podcast Anna Faris Is Unqualified when one caller asked Faris for advice on how to handle her boyfriend’s coworker calling her overbearing.

The Mom star offered some of her own mom’s advice: “As my mom always said, ‘Be selfish in love,’ “ she encouraged, but quietly admitted, “I never listened.”

“Don’t feel afraid to feel your independence if things aren’t right,” she told the caller, who said her boyfriend had not necessarily defended her.

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Later, Faris talked about herself, saying, “I made that mistake, I think, a little bit, feeling like ‘I’m checking my relationship off the list’ …if that would be the final advice that I could give you, that would be know your worth, know your independence.”

Before signing off, she told the caller what is most important. “Life is too short to be in relationships where you feel this isn’t fully right or somebody doesn’t have your back, or somebody doesn’t fully value you.”