A toxic ex is a common trend or fashion in modern relationships. Anna Kendrick was involved in one such toxic relationship for six years. She considered this person to be her ‘husband,’ despite they were not legally married. While she was filming her most recent project, Alice, Darling, she experienced a crisis of emotions regarding her previous relationship. Kendrick talked openly about wanting to have a family with this person this week while appearing on the Armchair Expert podcast. She joins the popular podcast with Dax Shepard and Monica Padman to discuss her experiences in toxic relationships and her coping mechanisms for traumatic events. Kendrick and Shepard discuss the dynamics of women being the primary breadwinners in relationships and the importance of saying sorry after arguments with friends.

Anna Kendrick opens up about toxic ex

They also share their thoughts on the reasons why people occasionally need to vent, and other related topics. Kendrick went further on to discuss her reasons for experiencing anxiety when she travels, and the value of recognizing her own accomplishments.

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Anna Kendrick truly dismantled her life before her split

The Pitch Perfect actress claimed that she repeatedly tried to reconcile with her ex through couples therapy. The unnamed partner disclosed he had feelings for someone else toward the end of their relationship, according to Kendrick. “I was with someone — this was somebody I lived with, for all intents and purposes my husband. We had embryos together, this was my person,” the 37-year-old actress told Dax Shepard in an episode of his podcast, Armchair Expert, which was released on January 9. Anna Kendrick recalled how she became aware that something was wrong “six years” into the relationship. “I remember telling my brother when things had first kind of gone down, ‘I’m living with a stranger. Like, I don’t know what’s happening.” 

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick

She even remembered a time when he paid her a visit on set and was acting very “strange,” which gave her the courage to ask him what was wrong. The worst thing that could have happened was that he started talking about this girl even though she begged him not to mention her name. 

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The Oscar Nominee actor blames herself for her toxic relationship 

The Trolls actress claims she held herself responsible for the failed relationship and believed “if he left basically, it was a confirmation that it’s because I’m impossible, I’m lucky that he’s even tolerating my bulls—t.” They even started going to couple therapy to try to save what was left of their relationship. Even though it didn’t help them as a couple, it taught Anna Kendrick how to survive on her own. In her reflections on the podcast, Anna Kendrick said that while she doesn’t typically delve too deeply or personally in interviews, here, she believed that telling her story, would help in self-healing.

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick

“My life was basically falling apart when I started listening to this podcast [Armchair Expert]. It was my constant companion, and modeled honesty and acceptance when I was desperate for both.”

Read more: “I loved and trusted this person more than I trusted myself”: Anna Kendrick Feels Betrayed After Her Ex-Boyfriend Emotionally Abused Her, Admits It Was Her Fault

For those who are unaware of her unnamed ex-boyfriend, Kendrick dated British director Edgar Wright from 2009 to 2013. The couple first started dating while they were both working on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Given that Kendrick lives in Los Angeles and Wright in London, their relationship reportedly fell apart as a result of their respective distances. Or probably, their intoxicated failed relationship. 

Source: Arm Chair Expert

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