Love is dead.

Everyone's favourite Hollywood couple jointly announced earlier today that they were separating after eight years of marriage.

In joint statements released via social media, both Faris and Pratt said that they "tried hard for a long time" and are "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 statement reads. "We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."

The phrase: "and continue to have the deepest respect for one another" is notably absent from Faris' version of the statement, which was shared three minutes before Pratt's.

Faris and Pratt met on the set of 'Take Me Home Tonight' in 2007, got engaged a year later and married in summer 2009, and have always gushed about each other in public appearances so this breakup is a little harder to take.

The couple have one child together, four-year-old Jack.