Chris Pratt is concerned about the way the public has twisted his words in the past and the effect those types of stories and accusations could have on his three children as they get older.
In November of last year, the actor received some backlash after posting a tribute on Instagram to his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger and their infant daughter. Pratt addressed the minor social media controversy for the first time in his new cover story for the July 2022 issue of Men’s Health, explaining, “I said something like, ‘Find someone who looks at you the way my wife looks at me.’ And then I gave her some shit in the thing and said, ‘But I love you. I’m so thankful for my wife—she gave me a beautiful, healthy daughter.’ And then a bunch of articles came out and said, ‘That’s so cringeworthy. I can’t believe Chris Pratt would thank her for a healthy daughter when his first child was born prematurely. That’s such a dig at his ex-wife.’ And I’m like, That is fucked up. My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s nine. And it’s etched in digital stone. It really fucking bothered me, dude. I cried about it.” The Jurassic World star and Schwarzenegger have two daughters together, 1-year-old Layla and 1-month-old Eloise, and he also has a son Jack from his previous marriage to Anna Faris. Pratt added, that he “hate[s] that these blessings in my life are—to the people close to me—a real burden.”
Following the drama over that post, Pratt said at the time via a video posted to his Instagram Stories, “I went to bed last night really kind of upset and depressed and I woke up feeling crappy and I didn’t want to work out.” But he went on to praise cardio, Christ, and getting out into nature with helping him cope with his emotional turmoil and ground himself again. Given that this new interview is the first time the actor has explicitly addressed the controversy, he joked that his publicist would be “sweating” over the comments. But Pratt added that while he feels “misunderstood” by the public in moments like that, he also knows that Twitter and social media aren’t real, noting that, unfortunately, his son “doesn’t know that yet” and could still be hurt by such comments.