Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger: Everything We Know About Their Surprise Engagement

It’s official! Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are getting married. The Guardians of the Galaxy star proposed to his girlfriend over this past weekend. Though the couple only went public with their relationship recently, they were first introduced to one another in June 2017 when Schwarzenegger’s mother, Maria Shriver connected them.

The pair officially went public with their relationship one year later when they were spotted on a picnic together in Santa Barbara, Though the Universtiy of Southern California alum and the Jurassic World actor didn’t engage in any PDA at the time, their obvious delight with one another sent everyone into a frenzy. Now they will officially become husband and wife. Here’s what we know about their surprise engagement.

How did Chris Pratt pop the question?

Though the Parks and Recreations actor did not share the exact details of how he proposed to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s daughter, he did reveal that she, of course, said yes. Early on the morning of Jan. 14, 2019 he posted an emotional picture of himself and his now fiancé embracing. Though Schwarzenegger’s face was hidden in the photograph as she clutched on to her soon-to-be hubby, her massive oval diamond ring was quite visible. On the picture, Pratt posted a caption that read, “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes. I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!”

From what we can tell from the photo, the engagement was a surprise, and it was an intimate and a causal affair which seems to fit the couple perfectly. There were no massive bells and whistles and it seems to be lovely, romantic and low key –just like Pratt and Schwarzenegger.

This will be the first marriage for the 29-year old author. It will be the second marriage for Pratt who was previously married to actress Anna Faris. The former couple shares a young son, Jack.

Why is the engagement so surprising?

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris finalized their divorce in late 2018, so most people thought Pratt and  Schwarzenegger were just casual. After all, a source told Yahoo in December 2018, “Chris just finalized his divorce from Anna a couple months ago, and he’s happy with just dating Katherine for now. The couple has a lot of fun together and is fully involved in one another’s life. They are in a committed relationship. There just isn’t a rush to take it to the next step right now.”

Pratt has always gushed about Schwarzenegger

Though they are fairly private about their relationship, Pratt couldn’t help but gush about his new love on social media. For her 29th birthday on Dec. 13, 2018, he posted the sweetest photos and messages about her on Instagram. He said, “Happy Birthday Chief! Your smile lights up the room. I’ve cherished our time together. Thrilled God put you in my life. Thankful for the laughs, kisses, talks, hikes, love and care.”

Congrats to the happy couple.

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