Chris Pratt took to Instagram to express his appreciation for mothers on Mother’s Day, but notably omitted mentioning his ex-wife, Anna Faris, with whom he shares a child.
In his heartfelt post, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star acknowledged his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, his mother Kathy, and his mother-in-law Maria Shriver, while expressing gratitude for all the mothers in his life.
“Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there,” Pratt wrote in the caption. “Especially grateful today for Katherine. You’re a wonderful partner. You’ve provided me such a blessed life. Our two daughters are so lucky to have you, and you’re the best step mama to Jack.” He continued by expressing appreciation for his own mother, Kathy, and his mother-in-law, Maria, whom he referred to as the best “Mama G.” Pratt concluded the post by expressing gratitude to all the other moms in his life.
While the post received over 500,000 likes, many fans were surprised and confused by the omission of Anna Faris, prompting mixed reactions.
Some criticized Pratt for not mentioning the mother of his child, urging him to be more considerate and acknowledging her role.
One commenter even compared Pratt’s post to that of Tom Brady, who mentioned his two exes in his Mother’s Day tribute.
However, there were those who defended Pratt, citing that Faris had not made a Father’s Day post about him after their separation and emphasizing that including an ex-partner in such posts might not always be necessary.
This is not the first time Pratt has faced criticism over his social media posts.
In a previous instance, he received backlash for thanking Katherine Schwarzenegger for their “gorgeous healthy daughter,” which some interpreted as a slight towards Anna Faris.
Pratt expressed his distress over the criticism in an interview with Men’s Health, revealing that it deeply affected him emotionally.
The actor has also been the subject of scrutiny for his alleged association with an anti-LGBTQ church, a claim he vehemently denies.
Pratt received support from his famous friends who spoke out to defend him against the accusations. Katherine Schwarzenegger recently addressed the criticisms surrounding Pratt, stating that they are far from reality, as reported by The New York Times.
As the internet continues to dissect Chris Pratt’s social media presence, the actor finds himself navigating the challenges of public scrutiny while striving to honor those closest to him in his public tributes.