She is supporting her man. Katherine Schwarzenegger made a rare remark about her husband, Chris Pratt, getting online criticism.
“I see what people say,” the Gift of Forgiveness author, 33, said in an interview with The New York Times published on Monday, February 6. “But I just know that it’s so far from reality.”
Despite coming from a famous family, the University of Southern California alum said she had never had to deal with questions about her personal life until she met Pratt, 43. “I wasn’t getting questions about my love life or who I was dating or anything like that,” the children’s book author explained.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star and the Los Angeles native, who is Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s daughter, married in 2019. Lyla, 2, and Eloise, 8 months, are the couple’s daughters. Pratt also has a 10-year-old son with his ex-wife Anna Faris, whom he divorced in 2018.
The Parks and Recreation alum made waves in November 2021 when he praised Katherine in an Instagram post for delivering him “a gorgeous healthy daughter.” Some saw the remarks as a dig at Faris, 46, who delivered Jack prematurely.
The Jurassic World actor later said that he “cried” about the backlash. “That is f–ked up,” Pratt told Men’s Health in the commentary in June 2022. “My son’s gonna read that one day. He’s 9. And it’s etched in digital stone. It really f–king bothered me, dude. … I was like, ‘I hate that these blessings in my life [like my career] are — to the people close to me — a real burden.’”
Katherine has not spoken publicly on the event, although she previously defended her husband after an informal online poll named him the “worst Chris” among Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Chris Pine.
“Is this really what we need?” she wrote via Instagram in October 2020. “There’s so much going on in the world, and people struggling in so many ways. Being mean is so yesterday. There’s enough room to love all these guys. Love is what we all need, not meanness and bullying. Let’s try that.”
Pratt, for his part, stated last year that he feels parts of his religious teachings have caused public opinion to shift against him, particularly following a speech he delivered at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards. “God is real,” he declared to the audience at the time. “God loves you. God wants the best for you.”
The Zero Dark Thirty star thinks the speech may have turned off some viewers even though he had good intentions. “I didn’t know that I would kind of become the face of religion when really I’m not a religious person,” he told Men’s Health. “I think there’s a distinction between being religious — adhering to the customs created by man, oftentimes appropriating the awe reserved for who I believe is a very real God — and using it to control people, to take money from people to abuse children, to steal land, to justify hatred.”