The 42-year-old actress shared an image of her 12-year-old son, Dezi, on Instagram, where she made it clear in the caption that he is her favorite, despite being a mother to 2-year-old twins Leo and Lenon.
“I was just being honest,” Pressly told the hosts, addressing the backlash she received online. “I mean look, I love, like I said, all three of my boys but the two little ones are twins and they’re turning two tomorrow. So the 12-year-old is my favorite!”
She clarified that her eldest makes life a lot easier.
“All three of my boys are my favorite for different reasons, but when it comes to like, traveling on a plane -- 12-year-old, my favorite,” she joked. “When it comes to dressing yourself, he can dress himself. They don’t even know how to say ‘shirt.’”
Pressly shared the photo in question on Oct. 5 showing her with her arm around Dezi at a restaurant.
“Best time ever hangin with my favorite son, Dezi. That’s right I said it. I have a favorite son although I luv all 3 of my boys with everything I have in me,” she wrote. “Dez and I have a special bond that no one else will ever match because we’ve grown up together.”
The post caught a lot of attention from parents chastising the “My Name is Earl” actress for playing favorites with her children. The mom of three concluded her clap-back on “The Talk” by telling her critics to “relax.”
“He’s my favorite for many reasons but that doesn’t mean that I don’t genuinely love my three boys, so all the parents need to relax," she said. "I mean the truth is, every parent has a favorite whether you say it or not… that’s true. It’s alright!”