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Chris Pratt: My Premature Son ‘Restored My Faith in God’

07/30/2014 at 04:00 PM ET

For Chris Pratt and Anna Faris, starting a family was a no-brainer.

More accurately, it was (as things always are in their marriage) two brains acting as one.

“It kind of started [for us] around the same time, and I don’t think one of us wanted it any more than the other,” says the Guardians of the Galaxy star, who talks with PEOPLE about fatherhood, marriage and his rise to fame in the magazine’s new issue. “She would say, ‘How do you feel about that?’ and I would say, ‘Damn, I’ve been kind of thinking about that too! I think that’d be cool. Let’s make that happen.'”

But when their son, Jack, was born nine weeks premature in August 2012, the Hollywood power couple felt a helplessness with which many parents are all too familiar.

“We were scared for a long time,” Pratt, 35, says of the month that his first-born spent in an intensive care unit. “We prayed a lot.”

He turned to his family and close friends for support. And even at the darkest of hours, he treasured every moment with his son.

“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor says. “The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”

Chris Pratt PEOPLE shoot
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Chris Pratt: I Want Another Baby with Anna Faris

11/15/2013 at 09:00 AM ET

Chris Pratt literally dreams about the future — and he was ready to share some of those vivid visions with Ellen DeGeneres on Friday.

Topic No. 1? Baby No. 2 with wife Anna Faris.

“I did dream the other day that we had another baby,” the actor, 34, told the host during a sit-down on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “And I woke up and Anna said she’d had another dream that she was pregnant, so I was like, ‘Whoa, might you be pregnant?’ “

Chalk it up to a case of wishful thinking. “I don’t think she is — this is not an announcement or anything,” Pratt explained, adding that he’d happily give son Jack a sibling.

Chris Pratt with Ellen DeGeneres
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Anna Faris Credits ‘Huge’ Son Jack for Her Toned Arms

09/22/2013 at 08:00 PM ET

Anna Faris Emmys
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What’s the secret to Anna Faris‘s super-buff arms?

Baby lifts!

“My arms have never been toned before and now they are because he’s HUGE,” the Mom star, 36, told PEOPLE Sunday on the Emmys red carpet, referring to son Jack, 13 months.

“He’s got a huge head, a huge body. He’s like 60 pounds,” she said in jest, but seriously added that the tot, who was born premature, is “so active.”

Jack might be gaining weight, but his father, actor Chris Pratt is shedding it — and not exactly to Faris’s liking.
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