What Does Katherine Schwarzenegger’s Family Really Think Of Chris Pratt?
Though they’ve been married for several months now, we’re still a little bit obsessed with the couple that is Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt. For instance, what does her family think of her Hollywood beau? Here’s what we know.
Chris Pratt is married to Katherine Schwarzenegger
Pratt and Schwarzenegger were married on June 8, 2019, in California. Their wedding was a lavish affair, with many celebrities in attendance, including Pratt’s Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn. The couple wore Armani and the whole thing took place at a beautiful Montecito resort.
For Pratt, this was his second wedding and second marriage. He was previously married to actress Anna Faris from 2009 through 2018. They separated in 2017, and have one child together: A son, Jack. This is Schwarzenegger’s first marriage.
Here’s how they got together
Pratt and Schwarzenegger have over a decade between them, so they might seem like an odd pairing. However, they do have one major thing in common: Their faith. For the past number of years, Pratt has become more outspoken about being a Christian, while Schwarzenegger comes from a church-going family.
The couple belongs to the Zoe Church in Los Angeles, which has come under fire in the past for its condemnation of the LGBTQ+ community, among other things. It was specifically Schwarzenegger’s mother, Maria Shriver, who set them up.
Schwarzenegger comes from a prominent family
Schwarzenegger isn’t exactly a common last name, so you’re right if you guessed that the bride is the daughter of actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her brother is actor Patrick Schwarzenegger.
However, it’s her mom’s side of the family that is basically American royalty. Journalist Maria Shriver is the niece of President John F. Kennedy, making her a member of the prestigious Kennedy dynasty. So Schwarzenegger is no stranger to the level of fame that marrying Pratt brought her.
What Arnold really thinks of Pratt
So what does Pratt’s father-in-law think of him? “I’m really happy that he is such a great guy. Not only a very talented guy and a great actor…but a really kind man. [He’s] kind to my daughter, which is the most important thing for me,” said Schwarzenegger of Pratt on Jimmy Kimmel’s show.
“I was blown away when my daughter was telling me that she was going out with him. I was like, ‘Do you have to be so competitive? Do you have to have a guy that is taller than me? That is bigger than me? That is doing bigger movies than me?'”
He continued, “So I think it was really wild to all of a sudden have this guy in the family. But like I said, he’s a really nice guy and really talented. I get along with him really well. And, of course, the first thing that when we met he says, ‘Can we have a workout together?’… So I took him to the gym and we worked out.” He joked to Kimmel, “That pumping iron was the decision-making factor” in earning his fatherly approval.