Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt broke her silence and responded to the public criticism that her husband, Chris Pratt, has received for several controversies.
She has been married to Pratt since 2019. She is also a best-selling author and has written several self-help and children’s books. She and Pratt share two daughters, as well as Pratt’s son, Jack, from his previous marriage to Anna Faris. While Pratt is best known for starring in the Guardians of the Galaxy films and Parks and Recreation, he has received backlash on several occasions for problematic social media posts and affiliations.
Katherine Schwarzenegger opens up on the criticism
In an interview with The New York Times, Schwarzenegger addresses the backlash Pratt has received. Given that she comes from the affluent Schwarzenegger family and her father is a highly recognizable actor and former politician, having the public talk about her and her family is something that she is accustomed to and learned not to respond to at the advice of her mother. As a result, she has a simple reaction to the criticism towards Pratt and explains why it doesn’t impact her. Check out her statement below:
“I see what people say. But I just know that it’s so far from the reality.”
Pratt has been involved in a controversy that stemmed from a tribute he wrote to Schwarzenegger. He made the post in November 2021 and expressed his appreciation for her and the love they shared. However, what should’ve been a sweet tribute quickly sparked backlash when Pratt thanked Schwarzenegger for giving him a “gorgeous, healthy daughter.” The comment seems innocuous, but many perceived it as him throwing shade at his ex-wife Faris, as it is well-known that their son, Jack, was born with health complications due to premature birth and suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
There is no evidence that Pratt meant the comment in that manner, but those who saw it as intentional quickly slammed the actor for allegedly throwing a very tasteless slight at Faris and involving Jack in it. Pratt later revealed that he “cried” after receiving the backlash and worried what his son would think if he saw it one day. However, that is not the only controversy Pratt has been involved in.