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Chris Pratt makes first speech following split from Anna Faris

Chris Pratt won the award for Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor on Sunday night

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Chris Pratt has made his first appearance since announcing his split from wife Anna Faris, attending the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday night. After winning the award for Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor, the Guardians of the Galaxy star took to the stage to make a speech in which he omitted any mention of his ex-partner or family.

READ: Chris Pratt and Anna Faris are still living together despite split

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Chris thanked his fans

Accepting the surfboard award from Millie Bobbie Brown, Maddie Ziegler and Grace Vanderwaal, he said: "Wow. Thank you! I love you, too. Thank you! What an honour and a privilege to be here at the Teen Choice Awards. Thank you, Millie, Maddie, Grace. Give it up for the gals." He then opened up about the beginning on his career in Hollywood, explaining: "When I came to Los Angeles, I came from Hawaii and I had all of this blonde hair and I was tan and I met an agent because I really wanted to be an actor and get an agent and he said, 'Wow. Bro you must surf?' And I said 'Yeah' and that was the first of many lies I told to get where I am today. Thank you." He added: "I would not be here with the ease and grace I have in my heart without my lord and saviour, Jesus Christ."

READ: Anna Faris and Chris Pratt share cute family photo with son Jack

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Chris didn't mention his family in the speech

Chris and Anna announced their split after eight years of marriage in early August, releasing a joint statement which read: "We are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time and we're 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. We still love each other and will always cherish our time together." Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that the Teen Choice Awards will be broadcast a week later in the UK, airing on 4Music at 5pm on Sunday, 20 August. 

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