Chris Pratt Made a Bold Move When He Chose to Date Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daughter — Here’s Why

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star Chris Pratt was photographed on a date with lifestyle blogger and author Katherine Schwarzenegger. The 28-year-old is one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s five kids and his eldest daughter.

Honoree Chris Pratt accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California.

Honoree Chris Pratt accepts the MTV Generation Award onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018 in Santa Monica, California. | Kevin Winter/Getty Images for MTV

Let’s recap: It’s his first reported date since splitting with ex-wife Anna Faris

Pratt and Faris broke hearts when they announced their divorce in December 2017. The two were married for eight years and share a five-year-old son named Jack.

Chris was rumored to be dating multiple different eligible actresses, among them Olivia Munn. Munn shut down speculation when she texted Faris herself to clear the air — and posted the receipts on her Instagram story.

And while Faris is happily dating author Michael Barrett, Pratt’s day with Katherine marks the first evidence of his dating life. Sources told People he hasn’t “dated anyone seriously after he separated from Anna,” but “he has been on dates.”

The two were spotted on a picnic date … on Father’s Day

Pratt appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan to discuss his Father’s Day plans (and, of course, his new movie, Fallen Kingdom). He revealed his plans would be “low key” and included “church service because it’s on a Sunday, and pool time.”

TMZ caught Pratt enjoying a Parks and Rec moment on Father’s Day, however, when reporters photographed Pratt and Katherine having a picnic together. Meanwhile, Faris and boyfriend Barrett were spending the day in Italy with Jack.

Pratt, 38, was pictured laughing with Katherine, 28, during their picnic. Both were dressed casually and shared a simple lunch — sandwiches, chips, and fruit — in Santa Barbara, California. Pratt reportedly picked Katherine up for the date at her home and drove her down the coast.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Katherine are close

Author Katherine Schwarzenegger attends the premiere of The Orchard's 'DIOR & I' at LACMA on April 15, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Katherine Schwarzenegger | Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Katherine is a fierce protector of her father, Arnold — just look at her support of his view on the Trump administration and its refuge ban.

What would this mean for the Fallen Kingdom star? For starters, he wouldn’t have the biggest muscles in the family anymore. And while Arnold hasn’t vocalized his thoughts on his daughters dating, we doubt the Terminator star would welcome heartbreak on his oldest daughter, even at the hands of a movie star like Pratt.

The day of their reported date, Katherine took to Instagram to wish her father a happy Father’s Day. “Happy Father’s Day Daddy @schwarzenegger ! I love you so much and can’t wait to celebrate you!” she wrote.

And Anna Faris is reportedly cool with it

A source told HollywoodLife that Anna is “super happy that Chris has been hanging out with Katherine, and she thinks they would make a great couple — Anna’s hoping things develop further, and she’s keeping her fingers crossed for Chris and Katherine.”

Whether or not the source is correct, Faris and Pratt made public their desire to remain friends and good co-parents. “What Chris and I try to do is communicate openly,” Farris told Women’s Health. “We have a lot of love and friendship, and our big goal is to protect Jack.”

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