Chris Pratt has spoken out publicly for the first time about his split from Anna Faris, saying bluntly "divorce sucks".

The couple announced last August that they were breaking up after almost eight years of marriage. They are parents to five-year-old son Jack.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jurassic World star Pratt said their split is "not ideal" but that they are trying to work through things for their son.

Chris Pratt says he and Anna Faris are "finding a way to navigate" their break-up

Pratt told the magazine: "Divorce sucks but at the end of the day, we've got a great kid who's got two parents who love him very much.

"And we're finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It's not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better."

The long-term couple tied the knot in 2009 and welcomed Jack in August 2012.

They announced that they were splitting in August through joint social media statements, saying they "tried for a long time" and were "disappointed" but that they still have "love and respect for each other".