Chris Pratt criticised for thanking wife for "healthy daughter" after first child's health issues

5 November 2021, 12:19 | Updated: 5 November 2021, 12:44

Anna and Chris share nine-year-old son Jack from their nine-year marriage.

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Chris Pratt has been criticised for thanking his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger for their "healthy daughter" after his first child, who he shares with ex-wife Anna Faris, had health issues.

On Thursday (Nov 4), the Guardians of the Galaxy actor shared a birthday post for Katherine, who he married in 2019 after meeting in church, on Instagram. The couple share a one-year-old daughter named Lyla Marie Pratt.

The post read: "Guys. For real. Look how she’s looking at me! I mean. Find you somebody that looks at you like that!! You know!? We met in church. She’s given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter, she chews so loudly that sometimes i put in my ear buds to drown it out, but that’s love! She helps me with everything. In return, periodically, I open a jar of pickles. That’s the trade. Her heart is pure and it belongs to me."

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He added: "My greatest treasure right next to my Ken Griffey Jr Upper Deck Rookie card. Which if you know, you know is saying a lot. It’s her birthday in about 6 weeks. So if I don’t get her anything, I’ll tell her to look back on this post. Love you honey."

However, people soon began to criticise a particular part of Chris' statement about Katherine giving him a "gorgeous, healthy daughter". That's because the son he shares with Anna, nine-year-old Jack, was born nine weeks premature and has multiple health issues.

Anna and Chris were married in 2009 but divorced in 2018. In Anna's memoir, Unqualified, she revealed that doctors told her Jack could be "developmentally disabled" after he suffered "severe brain bleeding". He spent several weeks in the NICU before being allowed home.

Thankfully, Jack is doing well right now. However, he has had to undergo multiple surgeries since his birth. He is also visually impaired, has some problems with his leg muscles and has a heart problem.

Understandably, Chris' comments about his daughter being "healthy" struck a chord with Anna Faris fans and the internet has come to her defence.

Anna has yet to comment on the situation but we will update you if she does.

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