Chris Pratt took to Instagram on Nov. 5 to reveal he went to bed “depressed” last night, just hours after he faced backlash over some controversy surrounding his recent Instagram post about his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger. Fans lashed out at the Guardians of the Galaxy star for celebrating the “gorgeous healthy daughter” he has with her, as they interpreted that line as a dig at the son he shares with ex Anna Faris, who suffered from health issues after birth.
“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,” the 42-year-old said in an Instagram story posted Friday. “I knew that if I put on my Christian music playlist and I got out of the woods and ran that I’d feel better but I just didn’t want to and I did it anyways and gosh was I right. It felt amazing. I got out of the woods, got my blood pumping,” he said.
The Jurassic World star continued by sharing how his running routine, plus Christian rock, ultimately helped him weather the storm after the internet pile-on. “I don’t get emotional that often but I actually got emotional out in the woods,” he said, adding, “It felt like there was another in the fire standing next to me.”
Obviously, Chris doesn’t talk about or mention the backlash directly, so it’s very possible he was simply just talking about feeling “depressed” in general, but the timing is certainly making his followers wonder if it was also his way of addressing the controversy.
Social media users came for Chris on Nov. 4 after he wrote a lengthy tribute to wife Katherine, praising her and celebrating their “gorgeous healthy daughter” — a line they thought was insensitive due to Chris and Anna’s son Jack‘s early health issues. The 9-year-old was born prematurely and underwent numerous operations.
“When Jack was born two months early, it came as a huge shock. And suddenly, your world completely shifts,” Anna, 44, said on her podcast, Unqualified, in 2018, according to E! News. “Jack had a few surgeries. He had a few hernia surgeries, he’s had a few eye surgeries, and he had a little heart issue as well.”
“I love Chris Pratt, but the ‘healthy daughter’ part made me wince,” one person tweeted, after Chris uploaded his Instagram post on Nov. 4. “Although he may not have meant it as an insult, it sort of came off that way. Imagine how that will make his son feel, if he ever reads it?”
Although the internet dragged Chris for his post, he has yet to respond to it directly.