How Did Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger Meet?

Chris Pratt attends the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

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Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced their engagement on January 13, 2019. The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star made it official with the eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. Here’s how Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger met.

Christ Pratt’s high-profile relationships before Katherine

Chris has been linked to a few Hollywood women before meeting Katherine. Some of the women he has dated include actresses Emily Van Camp and Anna Faris.

When Chris and Katherine were first seen together

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Alison Buck/Getty Images for Create & Cultivate and Chevrolet

Chris and Katherine were first seen together in June 2018 during a picnic in Santa Barbara, California. Pictures of the couple quickly began circulating on the internet. A few weeks later, they were spotted kissing after a Los Angeles church service.

Instagram official

Chris took to Instagram in December 2018 to post a birthday message for Schwarzenegger’s 29th birthday. This was the first time he acknowledged their relationship on Instagram. “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,” he wrote.

Fans figured things might be getting serious between the two after that post. Chris and Katherine had also started spending time with each other’s families. Before his Instagram message, Chris and Katherine’s younger brother, Patrick, attended a basketball game together. Katherine also spent time with Chris and his son, Jack.

How Chris Pratt proposed to Katherine

Chris decided to go the traditional route and ask Katherine’s parents for permission before popping the question, according to Us Weekly. A source told the publication Chris asked her parents for their blessing a few weeks before he asked for Katherine’s hand in marriage. “Chris asked for Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s permission around Christmas. Maria helped him with the proposal,” the insider told Us Weekly.

Rushing to the altar?

Chris Pratt

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Some fans were surprised to hear Chris and Katherine were engaged. This is because Chris finalized his divorce from Anna Faris in late 2018, and sources told Entertainment Tonight Chris was just casual with Katherine and they were taking things slow for now. The engagement announcement was made just a few days into 2019. “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.” It seems like they were indeed in a rush to get to that next step.

How Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger met

A source told E! News the couple was set up by Katherine’s mother, Maria. Her mom seemed to be all for their relationship. “Maria is very excited for Katherine. Everyone has their fingers crossed that this is going to work out long term. They think Chris is an amazing guy and a great catch. They are really perfect together and have similar goals and values,” the source told the publication. Apparently, Maria is quite the matchmaker.

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