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Chris Pratt shares message to son after facing backlash over ‘healthy daughter’ comments

Chris Pratt shares message to son after facing backlash over ‘healthy daughter’ comments

The actor posted a birthday message for his son who turned 10

Chris Pratt has shared a rare instagram post dedicated to his son for his tenth birthday after facing backlash over his comments about 'healthy daughter' last year.

Pratt took to instagram to share a post to mark the birthday of his son Jack, who turned ten earlier this week.

The adorable message read: "Happy Birthday to my first born, my smart, handsome, kind hearted, big boy Jack!

"TEN!!?? WHAAAT!? Double digits!! Hard to believe it’s already been ten years!!

"You’re the best son, big brother, fisherman, scout, reader, mathematician, imagineer, builder, boxer and buddy a guy could ask for. Love you kid!"

Pratt shares Jack with his ex-wife Anna Faris, and the pair have always remained private about their son.

The post shared by Pratt for his son's birthday contained a picture of two sheep, rather than a picture of the father and son.

Last year, Pratt found himself at the centre of controversy, after he was accused of insulting his son and ex-wife after welcoming his new daughter in 2020 with Katherine Schwarzenegger.

Writing a post on Instagram for his wife's birthday last November, Pratt found himself facing criticism for praising Schwarzenegger for giving birth to their 'gorgeous healthy daughter' Lyle Marie. Jack has had a number of health issues since his birth in 2012.

He wrote: "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!"

Fan were quick to find issue with the post as they accused the actor of insulting Jack and Anna by using the word 'healthy'.

Jack has undergone number of surgeries after he suffered a cerebral haemorrhage when he was born weeks early.

In an interview with Men's Health, Pratt said the backlash to the post was 'f****d up'.

He said: "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 premature. That's such a dig at his ex-wife.'"

He went to explain how the backlash reduced him to tears.

"It really f*****g bothered me dude. I cried about it, I was like I hate the these blessing in my life are to the people close to me a real burden," he added.

The controversy left Pratt most concerned about his son, stating: "My son's gonna read that one day. He's nine."

Pratt's ex-wife previously opened up about their son's health issues.

Faris wrote in 2017: "The pediatric neurosurgeon sat Chris and me down to tell us that Jack had some severe brain bleeding and there was a chance that he could be developmentally disabled.

“I was in complete shock... So Chris and I did what we could, which was hold hands and hope and face it together.”

Since the news, Jack experiences minor vision and leg muscle issues.

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Topics: Chris Pratt, Celebrity, Film and TV