Chris Pratt is going from Guardians of the Galaxy to the savior of his family’s finances! With a $3.3 million L.A. mansion and fat residuals checks from his new summer blockbuster, the hunky movie star and his wife, Anna Faris, are living a charmed life. But things are much less rosy for his mom, sister and brother, all three of whom have filed for bankruptcy. Now he’s under the gun to bail them out.
“Most of the family has had its share of financial problems,” a source tells Star. “Chris doesn’t come from a lot of money. He has worked hard for what he’s got.”
Star has learned that Chris’ parents field for bankruptcy in 2003 and his mom, Kathy, currently works in the meat department of a local grocery store. Meanwhile, his sister, Angela Rice, a sales rep in Snohomish County, Wash., filed Chapter 13 in 2013. The year before, his brother Daniel “Cully” Pratt did the same.
In fact, Cully’s financial situation has become so dire that the California-based artist recently revealed that he was “starving again” and looking for paid art commissions. Even his girlfriend, blogger Brandy Woodards, wrote about increasing coffee prices, admitting that she “can’t afford the extra $100 a year” for regular cups of joe.
A source says that while Chris cares for his family, he is torn about helping them financially. “Chris knows what it’s like to struggle with money, but he feels like he worked his butt off and cleaned up his life by himself — and that they should be able to do the same,” a friend explains. “Now that he’s rich, he feels a lot of pressure to bail his family members of out of their money woes. He hates to see them struggle, but he doesn’t like the expectation that he’ll provide for them financially. The whole situation is a strain on Chris.”