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Anna Faris Leaving 'Mom' Was 'a Surprise' According to Show Source: 'This Is Not a Good Thing' (Report)

Mom staffers are still reacting to the news of Anna Faris‘ departure from the show.

The 43-year-old actress revealed she was leaving the hit sitcom after seven seasons, and it was a shock to her co-workers, People reported Thursday (September 10).

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“It was a surprise to hear that Anna was leaving. None of us are happy about that,” a source close to the show told the outlet.

Anna announced she was leaving the show just days before the comedy was planning to resume production on Season 8 amid the pandemic, which was pushed back and set to begin on September 14.

“It was sudden and unwelcome, and it left the entire network scrambling. This is not a good thing at all,” the source added, saying “no one” wanted her to leave.

Mom has been one of CBS is more profitable scripted shows, in a very challenging economic time. And now one of the leads is gone. It’s actually a nightmare. No one wanted this.”

Here’s what Anna Faris said about leaving the show…

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Anna Faris Announces Shocking Exit from 'Mom' Ahead of Season 8

Anna Faris has announced that she will not be returning to the CBS comedy series Mom for the upcoming eighth season.

The 43-year-old actress reportedly decided to “pursue other opportunities” and her departure has nothing to do with COVID-19 concerns, according to THR.

“The past seven years on Mom have been some of the most fulfilling and rewarding of my career,” Anna said in a statement. “I’m so thankful to Chuck [Lorre], the writers, and my amazing castmates for creating a truly wonderful work experience. While my journey as Christy has come to an end, allowing me to pursue new opportunities, I’ll be watching next season and rooting for my TV family.”

The role of Christy will not be recast and her absence will be addressed in the upcoming season, which begins production on September 14.

“From the inception of Mom, Anna was the first and only choice for the role of Christy,” said Warner Bros TV and Chuck Lorre Productions in a statement. “We are so proud of the stories we have been able to tell during Anna‘s seven years with us. We wish Anna all the best, and we thank her for her beautiful portrayal.”

In other news, see how Anna congratulated her ex-husband Chris Pratt on the arrival of his new baby.

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Here's How Anna Faris Congratulated Ex Chris Pratt on New Baby with Katherine Schwarzenegger

A source is speaking out about how Anna Faris congratulated her ex husband Chris Pratt on the birth of daughter Lyla with Katherine Schwarzenegger.

Anna congratulated them and sent a gift,” a source told E! News. “They are on good terms and have a nice relationship. She’s happy for Jack to be a big brother and is very supportive.”

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Be sure to check out baby Lyla‘s very first photo right here if you missed it.

We’ve gotten insight into Chris and Anna‘s relationship after their divorce in the past. For example, we know what Chris texted to Anna after he proposed to Katherine last year.

Congrats again to Chris and Katherine on the wonderful news.

Anna Faris Stocks Up on Essentials with Fiance Michael Barrett!

Anna Faris is enjoying a day out with fiance Michael Barrett!

The 43-year-old House Bunny actress and the 50-year-old cinematographer stopped by Gelson’s Market to do some shopping on Wednesday afternoon (May 27) in the Pacific Palisades, Calif.

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and Michael stayed safe in masks and gloves as they stocked up on groceries and toilet paper.

Back in November 2019, Anna confirmed that she and Michael are engaged!

Anna and Michael were first linked in October of 2017, after her summer of 2017 split from ex husband Chris Pratt.

If you missed it, Anna recently revealed the untraditional person she thinks should officiate their wedding.

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Anna Faris Has An Untraditional Idea As to Who Could Officiate Her Wedding

Anna Faris makes an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night (February 11) alongside actor Michael Pena.

If you don’t know, Anna recently got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Barrett, and James asked her about who would be officiating the big wedding. Her answer…she could do it herself!

“Well, I could do it,” Anna said. “I could. I need a lot of attention, James.”

Anna added to James, “I would love it if you auditioned. If you came and read…Well, I want somebody that’s humorous but also brings, like, you know, heartfelt sentiments and doesn’t talk too much about themselves.”

James responded, “Well, that’s a problem. That’s a problem. I really strike out on all three of those.”

Find out when engagement rumors first started circling!

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Allison Janney Confirms Anna Faris Is Engaged to Michael Barrett

Allison Janney just confirmed that her Mom co-star Anna Faris is officially engaged to her boyfriend Michael Barrett!

Rumors that Anna and Michael got engaged began to spread back in November when she was seen with a ring on her finger. She never actually confirmed the news.

Well, Allison spilled the beans and said, “I know she’s been engaged for a long time. I kept it very quiet, I’ll have you know!”

So, I celebrated with them a long time ago,” Allison to added Us Weekly.

Congrats to the happy couple!