Chris Pratt indirectly addresses a setback he receives online after coming under fire after critics say he insulted his ex-wife Anna Faris and her son.
On Tuesday, Pratt, 42, took to Instagram to devote a post to his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, and wrote, “People. For real. Look how she looks at me! I mean. Find someone who looks at you like that !! You know!? We met in church. She gave me a great life, a beautiful healthy daughter, she chews so loud that I sometimes stick my earplugs in to drown it out, but that’s love! “
The actor joked that he helps her in return by opening pickle jars from time to time.
Internet users interpreted the star’s comment that his wife gave him a healthy daughter as an insult to his former wife Anna Faris and their son Jack.
“Chris Pratt, who brags about his ‘healthy daughter’ despite having a premature baby with multiple health problems, makes me hit a wall.” wrote a Twitter user.
“Chris Pratt is a terrible person” commented another reviewer. “He has a beautiful boy and praises his new wife for giving him a daughter with no health problems, knowing that his son and Anna Farris have had health problems since he was born.”
The social media turmoil over the issue was so intense that Faris was trending on Twitter as fans showed their love and support.
On Friday, Pratt posted a series of Instagram stories about his feelings, seemingly broaching the online controversy without ever referring specifically to it. “I went to bed really upset and depressed last night,” Pratt said on his Instagram story. “And I woke up feeling shitty and didn’t want to work out.”
“I knew, however, that I would feel better if I put on my Christian music playlist and ran out of the woods, but I just didn’t want to,” he continued. “And I did it anyway and, my goodness, I was right. It felt amazing.
The actor then admitted to getting emotional. “That moment,” he said, “really captivated me and that’s why I just want to say: All glory be to God.”
He then recommended that his followers, when they felt depressed, listen to worship music and take action. “Get some exercise, maybe listen to good worship music and or maybe bring it because it really helped me this morning.”
TODAY has asked Faris and Pratt representatives for further comments.
Pratt and Faris, who were married from 2009 to 2018, have both spoken openly about Jack’s birth in the past.
According to People, Jack was born nine weeks before Faris was due to be born in August 2012.
On an episode of her 2018 podcast, “Unqualified,” Faris stated that Jack “had a couple of hernia surgeries, he had a couple of eye surgeries, and also had a minor heart problem.”
Discussing Jack’s early struggles in a speech at a March of Dimes charity in 2014, Pratt talked about “watching 3-pound, 12-ounce newborn babies transform into strong, intelligent, happy, fun, beautiful boys . “
The Guardians of the Galaxy actor received some support on social media. His mother-in-law and TODAY correspondent Maria Shriver went to the actor’s comment section to lift his spirits.
“I want to remind you today what a good man you are and what a great father you are to Jack and Lyla,” she wrote. “What a great husband you are to Katherine, what a great son-in-law you are to me, and what a great sense of humor you have !!”
She continued: “I love you Chris stay your wonderful self, rise above the noise your children love your family loves you your wife loves you what a beautiful life I am proud of you xo.”