Chris Pratt has said social media backlash made him go to bed “upset” and “depressed” after praising his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger.
The Guardians Of The Galaxy actor was criticised after sharing a post on Instagram thanking Schwarzenegger for giving him a “healthy” daughter, which many took as slighting his ex-wife Anna Faris.
Faris and Pratt also have a son together, Jack, who was born prematurely and has suffered a number of health issues throughout his life.
In a since deleted post, Pratt returned to Instagram to address the backlash in which many had called the actor “passive aggressive” towards Faris. “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,” he wrote (per The Independent).
“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.
“I don’t get emotional that often but I actually got emotional out in the woods. It felt like there was another in the fire standing next to me.”
The post continued, urging his followers to listen to Christian music when feeling down. “If you feel down today, maybe get in an exercise and maybe listen to some good worship music or get the word in cause it really helped me this morning.”
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