Chris Pratt is candid about the harsh reaction he received last year after a seemingly harmless comment about his wife.
Chris Pratt revealed that he “hyped” when he came under fire for praising his “healthy” daughter Layla in November 2021.
The actor, 43, reflected on the scandal in his July/August 2022 Men’s health cover story, published on Tuesday.
“I said something” [on Instagram]like, ‘Find someone who looks at you like my wife, [Katherine Schwarzenegger], looks at me.’ And then I gave her some s**t in the thing and said, ‘But I love you. I am so grateful to my wife – she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter,” Pratt recalled.
Social media users then slammed the Guardians of the Universe star, claiming his post was “a dig at his ex-wife”, Anna Faris, as their 9-year-old son, Jack, was born prematurely.
“That’s twisted,” Pratt told the magazine of the criticism. “My son will read that one day. He’s 9. And it’s etched in digital stone. It really bothered me, dude. I cried about it.”
The Parks and Recreation alum, who shares daughters Layla, 1 and Eloise, 1 month, with Schwarzenegger, 32, calling his “blessings” as a celebrity “a real burden…for those close to him.”
After Pratt’s social media upload made headlines last year, he told his Instagram followers that he was feeling “upset and depressed and…worthless”.
Pratt reflected on his “emotional” morning run at the time, saying, “If you’re not feeling well today, maybe get some exercise and maybe listen to some good worship music or play it because it really helped me this morning.”
as the Jurassic World star has never raised the scandal directly, he joked to Men’s health that his publicist would “sweat” over his comments.
Pratt noted that Twitter’s response is not “real”, telling the publication that Jack “don’t know yet”.
The little one arrived in August 2012 and Faris, now 45, gave birth seven weeks before her due date. Jack spent a month in the NICU before going home.
“The early years were filled with doctor’s appointments, five surgeries, physical therapy, lots of laughter,” said the… Mom alum, who split from Pratt in August 2017, told: People in May 2021. “Jack was and is the most adorable cutest thing I could have ever imagined.”
This article originally appeared in the New York Post and is reproduced with permission.